Present - 2005

Fortune
Global Top Company,
Samsung

With the success of its electronics business, Samsung has been recognized globally as a industry leader in technology and now ranks as a top 10 global brand.

2013

  • Samsung Heavy Industries launched the hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, world’s largest floating facility
  • Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 1 Terabyte mSATA SSD
  • Samsung ranks 8th in Interbrand’s ‘Best Global Brands 2013′
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear unveils at Unpacked 2013
  • Samsung Starts Mass Producing Industry’s First 3D Vertical NAND Flash
  • Samsung Electronics launched Galaxy S4 in the Korean market and global markets
  • Samsung Electronics began mass producing the world’s first 20 nanometer 4Gb ultra high-speed mobile DRAM
  • Samsung Electronics unveiled Galaxy S4 in the US
  • Samsung Bioepis entered into the development and marketing partnership with Merck of the US Samsung Display Passes 300 Mil. OLED Panel Output Mark
  • Samsung recorded the accumulated global shipment volume of 0.1 billion units with Galaxy S smart phone series

2012

  • Samsung Electronics opened Samsung Academy in Turkey
  • Samsung took the 9th place among global top 100 brands with the brand value of USD 32.9 billion
  • Samsung Electronics sponsored the 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • Cheil Worldwide acquired Bravo, a Chinese firm
  • Cheil Worldwide acquired McKinney Communications, a US-based firm
  • Samsung Display was established as the world’s largest display company
  • Vice Chairman & CEO of Samsung Electronics Kwon Oh Hyun took office
  • Samsung Display, Samsung Mobile Display and S-LCD Corporation made a resolution for merger
  • Samsung Electronics recorded the accumulated global shipment volume of 5 million units with Galaxy Note
  • Samsung Electronics unveiled eyeCan, the eye tracking mouse for the disabled

2011

  • Samsung Electronics established an IT community center in the Korean village in Uzbekistan
  • Samsung Electronics opened Mandela Multi-Purpose Community Center
  • Samsung Electronics won the Innovation Awards at the CES 2012 with 30 products
  • Samsung Electronics was selected as one of the ten brands with the highest values in Africa
  • Samsung Electronics sponsored the 2011 London World Skills Competition as a Premier Sponsor
  • Cheil Worldwide won the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Advertising Festival
  • Samsung Biologics held the groundbreaking ceremony of a plant at Songdo District of Incheon FEZ
  • Samsung Electronics launched construction of the 7.5G LCD Fab plant in Suzhou, China
  • Samsung established Samsung Biologics, a joint venture specialized in biopharmaceuticals
  • Samsung made relief activities in earthquake-stricken areas of Japan
  • Samsung Electronics signed the patent cross license agreement with IBM of the US

2010

  • Samsung Electronics honored with 37 CES 2011 Innovation Awards
  • Samsung announced that it will establish seven social enterprises over the next three years to support the underprivileged in Korea
  • Samsung’s brand value was ranked No. 19 in the world by Interbrand’s 2010 Best Global Brands
  • Samsung Electronics introduced high-speed 512GB SSD utilizing new toggle-mode DDR NAND memory
  • Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance entered the Chinese automobile insurance market
  • Samsung announced that it will invest $20 billion in new projects such as in eco-friendly and health care sectors by 2020
  • Samsung Corning Precision Glass changed company name to Samsung Corning Precision Materials
  • Samsung Electronics merged with Samsung Digital Imaging
  • Samsung C&T opened Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building
  • Samsung SDS merged with Samsung Networks

2009

  • Samsung Electronics displayed the world’s thinnest TV (6.5mm) at CES
  • Samsung Electronics developed the world’s first 40 nanometer DRAM
  • Samsung Electronics built the world’s largest mobile phone as recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records
  • SADI, Samsung’s design school, received the most iF Concept Design Awards for its entrants
  • Samsung Electronics released the world’s thinnest Blu-ray player
  • Samsung Electronics announced its open mobile platform, “bada”

2008

  • Named Yoon-Woo Lee as a Vice Chairman & CEO of Samsung Electronics
  • Samsung Electronics launched OMNIA phone
  • Samsung Electronics completed establishing TV manufactory in Russia Kaluga
  • Samsung Electronics became the official sponsor of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Game
  • Samsung Electronics developed the world’s first 2Gb 50 NANO
  • Samsung takes No.1 spot in U.S. cellphone market
  • Samsung Electronics opened Global Brand PR Center ‘Samsung D’light’
  • Samsung Electronics achieved No.1 worldwide market share position for TVs for the 9th quarter in a row

2007

  • Samsung Electronics achieved No.1 worldwide market share position for TVs for the 7th quarter in a row
  • Samsung Electronics developed the world’s first 30nm-class 64Gb NAND FlashTMmemory
  • Samsung Electronics’ BlackJack bestowed the Best Smart Phone award at CTIA in the U.S.
  • Samsung Electronics attained No.1 worldwide market share position for LCD for the sixth year in a row

2006

  • Samsung Electronics developed the world’s first real double-sided LCD
  • Samsung Electronics developed the worlds’ first 50nm 1G DRAM
  • Samsung Electronics unveiled 10M pixel camera phone
  • Samsung Electronics launched “Stealth Vacuum,” a vacuum cleaner with the world’s lowest level of noises
  • Samsung Electronics launched the worlds’ first Blu-Ray Disc Player
  • Samsung Electronics developed 1.72’Super-Reflective LCD Screen

2005

  • Samsung Electronics developed the largest Flexible LCD Panel
  • Samsung Electronics ranked 27th in “the World’s Most Admired Company” of Fortune
  • Samsung Electronics became the official sponsor of Chelsea, the renowned English Premier League football club
  • Samsung Electronics released the world’s first 7 mega pixel camera phone
  • Samsung Electronics developed the world’s first OLED for 40" TV
  • Samsung Electronics developed the first-ever speech recognition phone