History of Samsung (19): Introduction of world phone

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Samsung hosts the first Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 


Samsung launched its first annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum in Taipei under the theme “Memory, SLSI, LCD”. The forum provides the opportunity to share insights on the future of the mobile device industry and the new paradigm in mobile markets and the tech industry. Since its initial launch in 2004, Samsung Mobile Solutions forum has become one of the most exciting events in the IT industry.


Unveils the first CDMA and GSM World phone

The first Samsung World Phone (SCH-A790) was released. It is the first mobile phone in the United States to roam on both CDMA and GSM high-speed networks. With service promised in more than 100 countries, it sacrificed none of its style.

Establishment of S-LCD Corporation

On June 14th, 2004 Samsung Electronics celebrated the move of its LCD headquarters offices from Giheung, Gyeonggi province, to Tangjeong.  The relocation led Samsung to call Tangjeong a “Crystal Valley” in Korea. About 200 administrative workers and another 800 from Samsung’s high-definition display center moved into two eight-story buildings that also contained seven production lines. Samsung began full-scale operation of its current seven production lines to make large panels used in LCD television sets. Moreover, S-LCD Corporation, a joint venture between Samsung Electronics and Sony, established an LCD panel complex.

Develops world’s first 90nm DRAM

Leading the semiconductor industry, Samsung announced the world’s first 90nm DRAM. Samsung Electronics developed 100nm DRAM in 2001, 90nm in 2002, 80nm in 2003 and 70nm in 2005 for the first time in the world. Mass production of these new products was unmatched in the industry.

Develops the first generation fusion memory 90 nm 1GB One NAND Flash

Samsung announced the successful development of a 1 GB One NAND Flash memory device, utilizing Samsung’s advanced 90nm process technology. By introducing this high density One NAND Flash memory device, Samsung expanded its diverse portfolio of flash technology to fully support the advanced multimedia features associated with next generation handsets and other mobile applications.


Samsung: the Start of an Era of US$10 Billion Profits

In the year 2004, the company surpassed the $10 billion net profit target. Samsung became the country’s first corporation joining the exclusive club of those earning US$10 billion in net profit. In 2003, only about nine corporations worldwide, such as Toyota, made an annual net profit of $10 billion.

*The History of Samsung Electronics

(1)Paving a New Path 1968~1970

(2)Diversification and Expansion 1971~1974

(3)Meeting Demands for Energy Efficiency 1975~1976

(4)Innovation and efficiency combine for record-beating production and export boom! (1977~1978)

(5)Suwon R&D Center Expands Knowledge Base: Samsung Semiconductor Expands Production Base 1979~1980

(6)History of Samsung (6): Entering the Global marketplace 1981~1983

(7)Semiconductor Breakthroughs and High-Profile Sponsoring 1984-1985

(8)RAM Grows as Tape Recorders Shrink, Awards Pile Up: 1986-87

(9)Restructuring the Company to Clarify Its Purpose: 1988-1989

(10)The world’s first dual deck VCR completed and massive Chinese production begins: 1988-1992

(11)Adoption of new Corporate Identity and development of world’s first 256-mega DRAM semiconductor: 1993-1997

(12)Declaration of the Customer Rights & development of new refrigerator and Agipul type washing machine

(13)Development of flat screen TV and cellular flip phone: 1998

(14)Partnerships Form as Mobile Phone and LCD Markets Expand: 1999

(15)Samsung Leads CDMA Mobile Phone Market, Sells 100 Millionth Color TV: 2000

(16)Establishment of design centers and R&D Center: 2001

(17)Samsung Electronics ranked No. 1 in NAND Flash: 2002
(18)The world’s biggest LCD TV:2003 

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