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

2016, 2017
2016, 2017

  • 2017. 01

    Participated in Detroit Motor Show 2017 (NAIAS 2017)

  • 2016. 12

    Signed a strategic partnership agreement with Lucid Motors, a US electric vehicle startup, to cooperate in the EV battery area

  • 2016. 10

    Begins mass production of polarizing film in Wuxi, China

  • 2016. 10

    Participated in InterBattery 2016

  • 2016. 09

    Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index(DJSI World) in "Electronic Equipment, Instrument & Components Industry" area

  • 2016. 07

    Begins mass production of PV paste in Wuxi, China

  • 2016. 07

    Completed construction of Hefei Plant, China, which mass produces ESS modules and packs

  • 2016. 05

    Participated in SNEC PV Power Expo 2016

  • 2016. 04

    Signed an MOU with Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO)

  • 2016. 04

    Participated in Auto China 2016

  • 2016. 03

    Received Silver Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit during the 50th Taxpayers' Day

  • 2016. 02

    Established SDI Chemical, an affiliate

  • 2016. 01

    Participated in Detroit Motor Show 2016 (NAIAS 2016)

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.