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
  • 1989.5 Developed 25", 29" ultra-size CPT

  • 1988.10 Production of CRT reached 20million units

  • 1988.08 Developed next-generation PDP

  • 1986.10 Shipped the first color monitor

  • 1986.07 Production of CRT reached 10 millon units

  • 1980.9 Shipped the first display monitors

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1989
  • 05. Developed 25·29 extra large color picture tubes
1988
  • 10. Developed color monitors (VGA)
  • 08. Developed Korea’s first PDP displays
  • 08. Added 10 million CPT computations
1987
  • 01. Organized a new business team for launching chemical industry
1986
  • 10. Developed Korea’s first liquid crystal displays (LCD)
  • 08. Successfully localized fluorescent indicator tube for the second time in the world
  • 08. Commenced production of industrial color display tubes (CDT)
1985
  • 12. Developed Color Graphics Adapters (CGA)
  • 04. Commenced mass production of 14 Inch CPTs
  • 02. Changed company name to Samsung Electronic Tube Inc.