Company History

SDI Historical Gallery

Along with the footmarks of Samsung SDI, starting from Vacuum Tubes in 1970,
super-large PDP,high-tech CRTs, and to Digital displays, you can
experience the time flow for 40 years of Samsung SDI

2015, 2016
2015, 2016

  • 2016. 02

    Established SDI Chemical as an affiliated company

  • 2015. 11

    Supplied cylindrical EV batteries to JAC of China

  • 2015. 10

    Held completion ceremony for EV battery plant in Xi’an, China

  • 2015. 09

    Participated IAA 2015 (Frankfurt Motor Show)

  • 2015. 07

    Signed a contract with Duke Energy for supply of 36MW ESS project

  • 2015. 06

    Participated InterSolar EU 2015

  • 2015. 05

    Signed an MOU for building polarizer plant in Wuxi, China

  • 2015. 04

    Participated Auto Shanghai 2015

  • 2015. 03

    Formed an alliance with ABB, targeting global microgrid ESS market

  • 2015. 02

    Acquired the battery pack business of Magna International

  • 2015. 01

    Participated NAIAS 2015 (North American International Auto Show)

Change and Innovation toward aCreative Leader of the Technology and Market
  • 2014.12 Founded Austria branch

  • 2014.08 Held groundbreaking ceremony for electic vehicles battery plant in Xian, China

  • 2013.10 Cheil Industries acquired Novaled, a OLED provider in Germany

  • 2012.9 Acquired full SBL's shares from Bosch

  • 2010.12 Accomplished the largest market share in the global small-size rechargeable battery market

  • 2009.9 Held groundbreaking ceremony for the next generation automotive rechargeable battery assembly line

  • 2009.4 Awarded the Frost & Sullivan Award for the development of lithium-ion rechargeable secondary cell

  • 2008.9 Founded SBLimotive Inc.

  • 2007.12 Developed the world's first and largest 79cm(31-inch) AMOLED

  • 2007.10 ream comes true! Mass-produced the world’s first AMOLED known as "Display unit of Dreams"

  • 2005.11 Developed the world's highest energy density fuel cell for laptop computers and PMPs

  • 2004.1 Developed the world’s largest 80-inch PDP

  • 2003.2 Developed the world’s largest-capacity 2400mAh lithium-ion battery

  • 2000.7 Held shipping ceremony for products in Cheonan Rechargeable Cell Plant

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2014
  • 12. Founded Austria branch
  • 12. Cho Nam Seong was inaugurated as President and CEO
  • 11. Established a joint venture with Sungrow of China
  • 08. Held groundbreaking ceremony for electic vehicles battery plant in Xian, China
  • 07. Launching merger between Samsung SDI and CHEIL INDUSTRIES Inc
2013
  • 09. Included in DJSI for 10 consecutive years
  • 08. Cheil Industries acquired Novaled, a OLED provider in Germany
  • 04. Electronic Materials division supplied OLED materials used in Samsung Galaxy S4
2012
  • 09.Acquired full SBL's shares from Bosch
2011
  • 12. signed an exclusive supply contract with Nichicon for residential ESS
  • 08. Acquired and merged with Ace Digitech
2010
  • 12. Accomplished the largest market share in the global small-size rechargeable battery market
  • 11. completed the construction ofthe xEV's battery plant
  • 10. Officially launched WPM(World Premier Material) flexible display business team
  • 08. Selected as 10 World Premier Materials (WPM) business collective institutes by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • 02. established a battery business branch in Vietnam
2009
  • 05. Declared New Vision for Eco-friendly Energy
  • 04. Lithium ion rechargeable cell receives the Frost & Sullivan award
  • 04. Mass produced world’s first direct attachment Ultra-slim PDP(50"FHD, 58"FHD)
  • 03. Shipped mass produced 50"FHD UF1A
2008
  • 12. Developed large size battery for polymer Notebook PC
  • 09. Founded ceremony of SB LiMotive Inc.
  • 08. Samsung mobile display set sail
  • 03. Ranked No.1 in IIT evaluations in Japan
2007
  • 11. Developed world’s largest 31" FHD AMOLED
  • 10. Mass-produced world’s first AMOLED
2006
  • 05. Developed world’s first 3D AMOLED, 3.1" WVGA AMOLED
2005
  • 11. Developed world’s first highest energy density fuel cell for lap top computers and PMP
  • 08. Established a high-tech nano/optical material R&D Center
  • 07. Mass produced world’s first cylindrical 2600mAh
  • 06. Developed 2.0inch QVGA AMOLED
2004
  • 08. Developed prismatic battery for lap top computers
  • 07. Developed world’s first '32Inch Vixlim
  • 05. Developed world’s largest 17Inch AM OLED
  • 01. Developed world’s largest 80"FHD, 102"FHD
2003
  • 11. Recorded the largest market share in PDP industry
  • 06. Developed world’s first 260,000 full color AMOLED
  • 01. Developed world’s highest capacity cylindrical 2400mAh (For laptop computers)
2002
  • 06. Held completion ceremony of Hungarian branch
2001
  • 10. Made a contract for the export of electrolytic solution for rechargeable batteries, 100,000 tons per month to China
2000
  • 11. Obtained ISO 9001 certification for CMP, EMS, battery materials, and PASTE
  • 07. Held completion ceremony and shipment ceremony of rechargeable cell factory construction in Cheonan
  • 01. Established the IT Materials Division