Present - 2005

Pioneering the
Digital Age

The digital age has brought revolutionary change and opportunity to global business and Samsung Electronics has responded with advanced technologies, competitive products and constant innovation.

2015

  • 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

2014

  • 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

2013

  • Launched Galaxy S4 in the global markets
  • Began mass producing the world's first 20 nanometer 4Gb ultra high-speed mobile DRAM

2012

  • Took 9th place among global top 100 brands with a brand value of USD 32.9 billion
  • The LCD business was sent to Samsung Mobile Display

2011

  • Began construction of the 7.5G LCD manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China
  • Signed a patent sharing license agreement with IBM

2010

  • Became the #1 global electronics company in sales
  • Acquired the medical equipment company, Medison
  • Began mass producing 20nm-class, 64-gigabit 3-bit NAND flash memory
  • Merged with Samsung Digital Imaging
  • Launched the Galaxy smartphone series with the Android OS

2009

  • Developed the world’s first 40 nanometer DRAM
  • Samsung’s brand value was ranked No. 19 in the world by Interbrand’s 2010 Best Global Brands

2008

  • Established TV manufacturing in Russia

2007

  • Became an official Olympic technology sponsor

2006

  • Developed the world’s first 40 nanometer 32Gb NAND flash memory, 50 nanometer 1GB DRAM memory
  • Became an official sponsor of the Paralympic Games
  • Became #1 in global TV market share

2005

  • Became the official sponsor of Chelsea, the English Premier League football club
  • Developed world’s first 50 nanometers 16Gb NAND flash memory