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
  • 1996.9 Held groundbreaking ceremony for SDIB

  • 1996.8 Held groundbreaking ceremony for TSDI

  • 1995.08 Held groundbreaking ceremony for Choenan plant

  • 1994.10 Held groundbreaking ceremony for SDIM, bridgehead for tapping into the American market

  • 1994.08 Completed the construction of EMC factory

  • 1993.10 Sales of color CRT exceeded 100million mark

  • 1992.9 Acquired WF based in former East Germany and established a German branch

  • 1992.9 Founded Malaysian branch

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1999
  • 12. Changed the company name to Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
  • 08. Developed industry’s highest capacity 1800mAh cylindrical lithium ion battery
  • 03. Completed the development of pilot technologies for electrolytic solutions, won its quality approval from Samsung SDI and supplied trial products
1998
  • 10. Developed 42", 50" PDP
  • 03. Developed perfect flat picture tube 'Dynaflat'
1997
  • 06. Made first shipment of color filters in Cheonan plant
1996
  • 08. Founded Brazil branch
  • 07. Founded Tianjin branch, China
  • 03. Held completion ceremony of Plant in Mexico
1995
  • 11. Founded Hong Kong branch
1994
  • 09. Founded Mexico branch
  • 08. Completed the construction of EMC factory
1993
  • 11. Developed bio braun-tube
  • 04. VFD Developed Korean language VFD
  • 01. Founded German branch
1992
  • 04. Mass produced CPT in Malaysian plant
1991
  • 10. Founded Malaysian branch