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89 shocking facts you never knew about Samsung

When you talk about electronics the first thing that comes to mind is Samsung and am here to give you all the fact you need about Samsung.

  1. In 1938 Lee Byung-chull (1910-1987) of a large landowning family in the Uiryeong County moved to nearby Daegu city and founded SAMSUNG Sanghoe in Taegu, Korea.
  2. Samsung started out as a small trading company which sold dried fish locally grown groceries and made noodles with a capital of 30,000 won.
  3. Samsung Byeolpyo noodles logo, used in late 1938 until replaced in 1958.
  4. In 1947 Lee was forced out during Korean War and started sugar refinery in Busan named Cheil Jedang.
  5. Cho Hong-Jai, the Hyosung group’s founder invested in a new company called Samsung Moolsan Gongsa, with the Samsung’s founder Lee Byung-chull.
  6. In 1951 Cho and Lee separated due to the difference in management style, which leads to separation of Samsung Moolsan into Samsung Group, Hyosung Group, and Hankook Tires with Lee taking over Samsung Group.
  7. In 1954 Lee founded Cheil Mojik and built the plant in Chimsan-Dong, the largest woolen mill ever in the country.
  8. In 1958 Samsung Group changed its logo.
  9. In 1966 development established (known today as Samsung Everland).
  10. In 1968 Samsung’s founding chairman Lee Byung-chull and other executives gathered for a meeting where a crucial decision to enter the electronics business was made.
  11. In 1969 Samsung electronics was established during that year.
  12. In 1970 Samsung-Sanyo succeed in producing 12- inch black-and-white TVs, and just two months after production it exported the TV sets to Panama.
  13. In 1972 Samsung set up a Braun-tube bulb factory and after extensive investment and expansion of production lines.
  14. In 1973 first Samsung-developed TV product was born: the 19-inch transistor black-and-white Maha 506.
  15. In 1974 Samsung Heavy Industries incorporated.
  16. Samsung Petrochemical established.
  17. In 1978 Samsung reached the 5 million milestones in the number of TVs produced and expanded it black-and-white TV lines to become the world’s No. 1 manufacturer.
  18. Samsung Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics became separate entities.
  19. In 1979 began mass production of microwave ovens.
  20. In 1980 Samsung acquired the Gumi-based Hanguk Joenja and enter the telecommunications hardware, which later became the center of Samsung’s mobile phone manufacturing.
  21. Samsung began production of air conditions.
  22. In1981 Samsung produced 0ne millionth color TV.
  23. In 1982 Samsung established its first manufacturing subsidiary in Portugal due to low distribution cost and low-cost workforce.
  24. In 1983 Samsung started to make personal Computers and succeed in developing an 8-bit PC (SPC-1000) as well as upgrading information processing technologies.
  25. In 1984 Samsung exported first VCRs to the US.
  26. In 1986 Samsung develop the world’s smallest, lightest 4mm video tape recorder.
  27. Samsung semiconductor was chosen as the official sponsor for 1986 Asian Games.
  28. In 1987 Samsung Aerospace industries (now Samsung Techwin) was launched in February.
  29. In the same year, Samsun’s founding chairman Lee Byung-chull passed away after almost 50 years at the helm of the company.
  30. Lee’s son, Kun-Hee Lee, succeeded him as the new chairman.
  31. During that period, Samsung challenged itself to restructure old businesses and enter new ones with the aid of becoming the world’s top five electronics companies.
  32. In 1988 Samsung semiconductor & telecommunications Co merge with Samsung Electronics. Home appliances, telecommunications, and semiconductors selected as core business lines.
  33. In 1991 Development of mobile phone handset was completed.
  34. In 1992 Samsung became the world’s largest producer of memory chips and is the world’s second-largest chipmaker after Intel.
  35. Development of the world first 64M DRAM completed.
  36. Development of 250MB hard disc drive was completed.
  37. In 1993 Lee Kun-Hee sold off ten of Samsung group’s subsidiaries, downsized the company, and merged other operation to concentrate on three industries: electronics, engineering, and chemical.
  38. In 1994 Samsung donates around US$100 million per annum to the Samsung medical center a non-profit health care provider founded by the group.
  39. Development of world’s first 256MB DRAM completed.
  40. In 1995 Samsung created its first liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen, to become the world’s largest manufacturer of liquid-crystal display panels after ten years.
  41. Samsung advance institutions of Technology develop the world first real-time MPEG-3 technology.
  42. In 1996 Samsung develop the world’s fastest CPU (Central Processing Unit), the alpha chip.
  43. In 1997 Samsung survived the 1997 Asian financial crisis relatively unharmed, but Samsung Motor was sold to Renault at a significant loss.
  44. Samsung became the world Olympic partner (TOP) in the wireless communication category.
  45. In 1998 development of flat screen TV was completed.
  46. In 1999 Samsung develop its first wireless internet phone (Smartphone) a small multi, function phone.
  47. Samsung Aerospace (known as Techwin), Daewoo Heavy Industries, and Hyundai Space and Aircraft formed a single business entity, Korea Aerospace Industries.
  48. In 2000 Samsung Electronics’ TV Phone and Watch Phone made the Guinness Book of World Record.
  49. Samsung Electronics launched PDA phone.
  50. Samsung Electronics and Yahoo! formed strategic alliance.
  51. In 2001 Samsung Electronics unveiled industry’s first Ultra-slim Handset.
  52. Samsung Electronics developed World’s first 40-inch TFT-LCD
  53. In 2002 Samsung Electronics launched a new high-definition TFT-LCD color cellular phone
  54. In 2004 Samsung Electronics released 46” LCD TV for the first time in the world.
  55. In 2005 Samsung became the sponsors of Premier League football club Chelsea.
  56. In 2006 Samsung Electronics launched the worlds’ first Blu-Ray disc player.
  57. S-LED established as a joint venture between Samsung and Sony in order to provide a stable supply of LCD panels for both manufacturers.
  58. In 2007 Samsung electronics no. 1 worldwide market share position for TVs for the 7th quarter in a row.
  59. Samsung Electronics’ blackjack bestowed the best Smartphone award at CTIA in the U.S.
  60. In 2008 a new chairman named Yoon-Woo Lee was elected as the Vice Chairman  & CEO of Samsung Electronics.
  61. Samsung Electronics became the official sponsor of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.
  62. Samsung takes no. 1 spot in U.S. cell phone Market.
  63. In 2009 Samsung announce its open mobile platform, “Bada”.
  64. In 2010 Samsung C&T open Burj Khalifa, the World’s Tallest Building.
  65. Samsung Heavy Industries became the world’s 2nd largest shipbuilding measured by revenues.
  66. Samsung reported consolidated revenues by 280 trillion KRW ($280 billion), and profits of 30 trillion KRW ($27.6 billion).
  67. Samsung announces that it will invest $20 billion in a new project such as eco-friendly and healthcare sector by 2020.
  68. In 2011 Samsung acquire the stake of Sony in S-LCD joint venture.
  69. Samsung Electronics sold its hard disc drive business to Seagate.
  70. Samsung Group comprised 59 unlisted and 19 listed companies, all of which had their primary listing on the Korea Exchange.
  71. In 2012 Samsung Electronics become the world’s largest mobile phone maker by unit sales, overtaking Nokia, which had been the market leader since 1998.
  72. Samsung has invested more than $13 billion in the Austin facility, which operates under the name Samsung Austin Semiconductor.
  73. Samsung Heavy Industries started work on a “ship”, that when finished and fully loaded, it will weigh 600,000 tonnes, the world’s biggest ship.
  74. Samsung became the world’s biggest advertiser in 2012, spending $4.3 billion, compared to Apple’s $1 billion.
  75. In 2013 Samsung Electronics launched Galaxy s4 in the Korea market and global markets.
  76. Samsung Electronics spend an estimate of $14 billion (U.S.) more than Iceland’s GDP on advertising and marketing in2013.
  77. Samsung Electronics announced the expansion of Galaxy Note series with the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge.
  78. In 2014 Samsung announced a $14.7 billion investment to build a chip plant in South Korea.
  79. Samsung Techwin was sold to Hanwha Group in December.
  80. Samsung Electronics announced the commercial launch of Galaxy S5 and Samsung gear devices in 125 countries.
  81. In 2015 Samsung Electronics unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with the world’s first curved display on both sides.
  82. Samsung has been granted more U.S. patents than any other company- including IBM, GOOGLE, SONY, MICROSOFT, and APPLE.
  83. Samsung Electronics launched the Gear S2, a stylish smartwatch with a versatile circular design and rotating Bezel.
  84. In 2016 Samsung Electronics’ profits hit two-year high according to estimate due to the success of Galaxy S7.
  85. Samsung released a fitness smartwatch called the Gear fit 2 and a brand of wireless earbuds called the Icon x.
  86. Samsung recalls and cancels the production of Galaxy Note 7
  87. In 2017 Samsung launched the Galaxy S8
  88. In 2018 Samsung launched the Samsung galaxy s9.
  89. In 2018 Samsung launched the world first 8k Qled TV called the WALL

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