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
  • 1978.11 Completed construction of the Gumi Plant

  • 1975.01 Advertisement of Econo-TV that adopted instant image-receiving tube

  • 1974.03 Changed the company name to Samsung Jeongwan Industry Co., Ltd.

  • 1970.12 Developed 12"B/W CRT

  • 1970.5 Produced Korea’s first vacuum tube & mount for vacuum tube

  • 1970.01 Chairmen of Samsung & NEC visited the construction site

  • 1970.1 Samsung-NEC construction site & plant signboard

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1979
  • 07. Developed 12 Inch D-CRT
1978
  • 11. Completed construction of the Gumi Plant (Lot: 254,546 m2; Building: 52,893 m2
  • 07. Held groundbreaking ceremony of Suwon plant
1977
  • 06. Exported black & white Braun tubes
1976
  • 10. Completed the construction of Anyang Plant
1975
  • 01. Developed quick start picture tube (ECONO)
1970
  • 07. Commenced mass production of vacuum tubes
  • 01. Founded Samsung-NEC Inc.