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
  • 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.