Planting the Seeds

The semiconductor industry can be risky, with its cyclicality and need for intense capital investment.
Against all odds, it was the foresight of Samsung’s founder, Byung-chul Lee, that laid the groundwork for Samsung’s semiconductor business.

1974

- Samsung Electronics acquires Hankook Semiconductor

Samsung Semiconductor History, Acquires Hankook Semiconductor in 1974

1975

- IC mass production starts for LED wrist watches

Samsung Semiconductor History, IC mass production starts for LED wrist watches in 1975