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
  • 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