Samsung Electronics

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Samsung Electronics
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Traded as
KRX: 005930, KRX:005935, LSE: SMSN,LSE: SMSD
Consumer electronics
Telecoms equipment
Home appliances
1969 (Samsung Electric Industries)
1988 (Samsung Electronics)
Suwon, Gyeonggi Province,South Korea
Area served
Key people
Lee Kun-hee
Lee Jae-yong
(Vice chairman)
Kwon Oh-hyun
(Vice chairman and CEO)
JK Shin
BK Yoon (President and CEO)
See products listing
 ₩201.103 trillion (2012)[1]
Operating income
 US$18.8634614 billion(2012)[1]
 ₩23.845 trillion (2012)[1]
Total assets
 ₩181.071 trillion (2012)[1]
Total equity
 ₩121.480 trillion (2012)[1]
326,000 (2014)[1]
Samsung Group

This article contains Korean text.Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Hanguland hanja. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korean: 삼성전자; Hanja: 三星電子) is a South Koreanmultinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.[2] It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group and has been the world's largest information technology company by revenues since 2009.[3] Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 88 countries and employs around 370,000 people.[4] For 2012 the CEO is Kwon Oh-Hyun.[5] Samsung has long been a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, chips, flash memory and hard drive devices for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.[6] [7] In recent years, the company has diversified into consumer electronics.[8] It is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones fueled by the popularity of itsSamsung Galaxy line of devices.[9] The company is also a major vendor of tablet computers, particularly its Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab collection, and is generally regarded as pioneering the phablet market through the Samsung Galaxy Notefamily of devices.[10] Samsung has been the world's largest maker of LCD panels since 2002, the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006,[11] and world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones since 2011.[12] Samsung Electronics displaced Apple Inc. as the world's largest technology company in 2011 and is a major part of the South Korean economy. Contents

1 History
1.1 1969 to 1987: Early years
1.2 1988-1995: Consumer struggles
1.3 1995-2008: Component manufacturing
1.4 2008 to present: Consumer products
2 Operations
3 Products
3.1 LCD and LED panels
3.2 Mobile phones
3.3 Semiconductors
3.4 Televisions
3.5 Other
4 Management and board of directors
5 Market share
6 Major clients
6.1 Relationship with Apple Inc.
7 Design
8 Environmental record
9 Controversies
9.1 DRAM price fixing
9.2 Litigations
9.3 Safety issues
9.4 Viral marketing
10 Sports clubs
11 See also
12 References
13 External links
1969 to 1987: Early years[edit]
Samsung Electric Industries was established as an industry Samsung Group in 1969 in Suwon, South Korea.[13] Its early products were electronic and electrical appliances including televisions, calculators, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines. In 1970, Samsung Group established another subsidiary, Samsung-NEC, jointly with Japan's NEC Corporation to manufacture home appliancesand audiovisual devices. In 1974, the group expanded into the semiconductor business by acquiring Korea Semiconductor, one of the first chip-making facilities in the country at the time. The acquisition of Korea Telecommunications, an electronic switching system producer, was completed at the start of the next decade in 1980. By 1981, Samsung Electric Industries had manufactured over 10 million black-and-white televisions. In February 1983, Samsung's founder, Lee Byung-chull,...
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