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Samsung Electronics inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies that give people the power to discover new experiences. With a constant focus on innovation and discovery, we keep redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions.
Samsung Electronics is committed to improving the global community and delivering groundbreaking innovations that enhance people’s everyday lives.
Samsung Electronics is committed to inspiring the world and creating the future through innovative technologies, products and design that enrich people’s lives and contribute to social prosperity. We recognize our responsibility as a creative leader, and dedicate our efforts and resources to offering new values to the industry and all our customers, while sharing the values of our employees and partners.
We have set ourselves ambitious growth targets, which we want to achieve by 2020: we seek to reach annual sales of USD 400 billion, while placing Samsung Electronics’ overall brand value among the global top five.
- Inspire the World, Create the Future
- To inspire the world with innovative technologies, products and designs that enrich people’s lives and contribute to a socially responsible, sustainable future.
- Strategic Direction
- Great People
We pride ourselves on delivering the world’s best products through operational excellence and innovation.
As we look forward to exploring new business areas including healthcare and biotechnology, we are excited about new challenges and opportunities ahead.
We lead the market for TVs and monitors through superior picture quality and innovative design, solidifying our No.1 status as global leader for nine consecutive years.
We offer premium lifestyle appliances that are innovative and bring convenience to homes that are both stylish and user-friendly.
We enrich people’s lives through intuitive mobile devices, enabling truly connected living for everyone, everywhere.
We provide advanced network infrastructure and solutions through outstanding technology that delivers new network experiences.
We offer the industry’s most cutting-edge green memory solutions with the highest performance.
We design and manufacture a variety of large scale integrated circuit (LSI) products and System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions, and offers foundry services.
We are a leader in eco-friendly, next-generation light source technology in the LED industry.
Since starting out as a small manufacturer of black & white televisions in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the most recognized global brands and a technology leader across multiple categories.
For over 40 years, Samsung Electronics has continued to expand its global reach and open new possibilities for people everywhere by introducing innovative technology.
- Announced plan to acquire HARMAN (Acquisition completed March 2017)
- Announced comprehensive roadmap to enhance long-term shareholder value creation
- Acquired Dacor, Joyent and Viv Labs
- Started industry’s first mass production of system-on-chip with 10-nanometer FinFET Technology
- Introduced world’s first Universal Flash Storage (UFS) removable memory card Line-up, offering up to 256-Gigabyte (GB) capacity
- Brought Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to the global market
- Began mass producing world’s fastest DRAM – based on newest high bandwidth memory (HBM) interface
- Revealed spectacular 2016 SUHD TV lineup to begin a new decade of global TV leadership
- Samsung maintained No.1 position in the global TV market for 10 consecutive years
- Began mass production of the industry’s first 12Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM
- Unveiled SleepSense, a personal sleep monitoring device that helps people improve the quality of their sleep
- Launched the Gear S2, a stylish smartwatch with a versatile circular design and rotating bezel
- Began mass production of the industry’s first 256Gb V-NAND flash memory
- Launched the mobile payment service, Samsung Pay
- Acquired YESCO, an American-based manufacturer of LED displays, and launched its LED signage business
- Unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge with the world’s first curved display on both sides
- Announced mass production of industry’s first 14nm FinFET mobile AP
- Ranked as the 7th most valuable brand in the world, in Interbrand’s ‘Best 100 Global Brands 2014’ report.
- Unveiled the Galaxy Note Edge, the world’s first smartphone with a curved edge screen, along with the Gear S, the first wearable device featuring 3G connectivity.
- Acquired SmartThings, a U.S.-based IoT (Internet of Things) platform developer.
- Renewed Samsung’s agreement with the IOC, extending its sponsorship of the Olympic Games through to 2020.
- Opened a new semiconductor factory in Xi’an, China.
- Released the world’s first 105” curved UHD TV.
- Started DRAM mass production with the industry’s first 20nm process technology (4Gb DDR3).
- Unveiled the world’s first 85’’ bendable UHD TV.
- Introduced advanced pixel technology ISOCELL for CMOS image sensors
- Unveiled Samsung’s first wearable device, the Galaxy Gear, at Unpacked 2013
- Began mass production of industry’s most advanced DDR4, using 20 nm-class process technology
- Began mass production of 3D vertical NAND flash, a world first
- Released the Galaxy S4 LTE-A, the world’s first LTE-A smartphone
- Adopted a co-CEO management approach
- Released both 85” UHD TV and Curved OLED TVs
- Became #1 in the global refrigerator market
- Became #1 in the global mobile phone market
- Released the industry’s fastest 10nm-class NAND flash memory, 64GB eMMC
- Released the Galaxy S3 globally, with the tagline ‘Designed for Humans’
- Acquired mSpot, a US-based cloud service provider
- Launched LED business unit, and spun-off the LCD business unit
- Became #1 in the global smartphone market
- Began mass production of 20nm - class DRAM
- Opened the industry’s largest memory semiconductor production facility, Line 16, in Hwaseong, Korea
- Purchased a majority stake in Medison, an ultrasonic diagnostic equipment manufacturer
- Released the first Full-HD 3D Smart TV
- Launched Exynos, Samsung’s own mobile AP(application processor) brand
- Released Samsung’s first in-vitro diagnostics, A10
- Released the Galaxy S smartphone
- Launched Samsung’s Digital Imaging business unit
- Began mass production of 20nm-class NAND flash memory
- Released the first Full-HD 3D LED TV
- Developed the world’s first 30nm-class DRAM
- Developed the world’s first 4GB DDR3 DRAM
- Launched its first LED TV, also known as the “TV of Light,” using light emitting diodes as a light source
- Became #1 in the global LFD (large format display) market
- Announced Vision 2020 on Samsung’s 40th anniversary
- Released the Bordeaux series of LCD TVs, which took their premium design cues from the stylish, curved silhouette of a wine glass
- Became #1 in the global TV market
- Released the world’s first Blu-ray player
- Made a sponsorship agreement with Chelsea Football Club
- Established the S-LCD Corporation with Sony as a joint venture in LCD technology
- Surpassed the KRW 10 trillion mark in operating profit for the first time
- Released the world’s first cellphone with color TFT-LCD
- Became #1 in the global NAND flash memory market
- Became #2 in the global semiconductor market
- Opened the world’s first 300mm wafer semiconductor fabrication line
- Released the world’s first DVD combo player
- Developed the world’s first mobile phone with TV capability
- Developed the world’s first mobile phone with MP3 capability
- Developed the world’s first ‘Watch Phone’, the Samsung SPH-WP10
- Held the ground-breaking ceremony for Samsung’s business site in Hwaseong, Korea
- Began mass production of the world’s first digital TV
- Opened a semiconductor factory in Austin, Texas, United States
- Became #1 in the global large-sized LCD market
- Became an Olympic Partner for the Nagano Winter Olympics
- Developed the world’s first 1Gb DRAM
- Developed the world’s first CDMA mobile phone
- Operated the first line of TFT-LCD
- Developed the world’s first 256Mb DRAM
- Became #1 in the global memory semiconductor market
- Opened the world’s first 200mm wafer semiconductor fabrication line
- Began mass production of 9.4” VGA TFT-LCD
- Declared the “New Management Initiative”
- Developed the world’s first 64M DRAM, becoming #1 in the global DRAM market
- Samsung Semiconductor & Telecommunications was merged with Samsung Electronics
- Independently developed and launched a super-lightweight mobile phone (which weighed just 700g)
- Developed Samsung’s first digital TV
- Company name changed to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd
- Surpassed the KRW 1 trillion mark in sales for the first time
- Entered the semiconductor memory business, with the development of the 64Kb DRAM
- Began production of personal computers
- Developed the first integrated circuits (IC) for analog clocks
- Started mass production of VCRs / Merged with Samsung Semiconductor Co.
- Became #1 in the global black-and-white TV market
- Developed the color TV
- Held Samsung’s first initial public offering (IPO)
- Released the Econo TV, using ‘Quick Start’ CRT technology
- Entered the semiconductor industry by acquiring Hankook Semiconductor
- Began to produce cassette players, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines
- Samsung-Sanyo Electronics exported its first black-and-white TV to Panama
- Established Samsung Electronics Industry Co., Ltd.