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

2017
2017

  • 2017. 06

    Participated in InterSolar EU 2017

  • 2017. 05

    Completed the construction of a EV battery plant in Hungary

  • 2017. 03

    Participated in Energy Storage Europe 2017

  • 2017. 02

    Completed the construction of a Polarizing film plant in Wuxi, China

  • 2017. 01

    Built a strategic partnership agreement ‘E-Z-GO’, with a leading golf cart company in the US

  • 2017. 01

    Participated in Detroit Motor Show 2017 (NAIAS 2017)

Change and Innovation toward aCreative Leader of the Technology and Market
  • 2016.04 Signed an MOU with Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO)

  • 2014.12 Founded a branch in Austria

  • 2014.08 Held a groundbreaking ceremony for the electric vehicles battery plant in Xian, China

  • 2013.10 Cheil Industries acquired Novaled, a OLED provider in Germany

  • 2012.9 Acquired full SBL's shares from Bosch

  • 2010.12 Accomplished the largest market share in the global small-size rechargeable battery market

  • 2009.9 Held groundbreaking ceremony for the next generation automotive rechargeable battery assembly line

  • 2009.4 The Li-ion rechargeable cell receives the Frost & Sullivan award

  • 2008.9 Founded SB LiMotive Inc.

  • 2007.12 Developed the world's first and largest 79cm(31-inch) AMOLED

  • 2007.10 Mass-produced the world’s first AMOLED

  • 2005.11 Developed the world’s first highest energy density fuel cell for laptop computers and PMPs

  • 2004.1 Developed the world’s largest 80-inch PDP

  • 2003.2 Developed the world’s largest-capacity 2400mAh lithium-ion battery

  • 2000.7 Held a completion ceremony of a rechargeable cell plant in Cheonan as well as a shipment ceremony

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2016
  • 12. Signed a strategic partnership agreement with Lucid Motors, a US electric vehicle startup, to cooperate in the EV battery area
  • 10. Begins mass production of polarizing films in Wuxi, China
  • 10. Participated in InterBattery 2016
  • 09. Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index(DJSI World) in "Electronic Equipment, Instrument & Components Industry" area
  • 07. Begins mass production of the PV paste in Wuxi, China
  • 07. Completed the construction of Hefei Plant, China, which mass produces ESS modules and packs
  • 05. Participated in SNEC PV Power Expo 2016
  • 04. Signed an MOU with Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO)
  • 04. Participated in Auto China 2016
  • 03. Received Silver Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit during the 50th Taxpayers' Day
  • 02. Established SDI Chemical, an affiliate
  • 01. Participated in Detroit Motor Show 2016 (NAIAS 2016)
2015
  • 11. Supplied cylindrical EV batteries to JAC of China
  • 10. Held a completion ceremony for an EV battery plant in Xi’an, China
  • 09. Participated in IAA 2015 (Frankfurt Motor Show)
  • 07. Signed a contract with Duke Energy for supply of 36MW ESS project
  • 06. Participated in InterSolar EU 2015
  • 05. Signed an MOU for building a polarizer plant in Wuxi, China
  • 04. Participated in Auto Shanghai 2015
  • 03. Formed an alliance with ABB, targeting the global microgrid ESS market
  • 02. Acquired the battery pack business of Magna International
  • 01. Participated in NAIAS 2015 (North American International Auto Show)
2014
  • 12. Founded a branch in Austria
  • 12. Cho Nam-seong was inaugurated as President and CEO
  • 11. Established a joint venture with Sungrow of China
  • 08. Held a groundbreaking ceremony for the electric vehicles battery plant in Xian, China
  • 07. A merger launched between Samsung SDI and CHEIL INDUSTRIES Inc
2013
  • 09. Included in DJSI for 10 consecutive years
  • 08. Cheil Industries acquired Novaled, a OLED provider in Germany
  • 04. Electronic Materials division supplied OLED materials used in Samsung Galaxy S4
2012
  • 09.Acquired full SBL's shares from Bosch
2011
  • 12. Signed an exclusive supply contract with Nichicon for residential ESS
  • 08. Acquired and merged with Ace Digitech
2010
  • 12. Accomplished the largest market share in the global small-size rechargeable battery market
  • 11. Completed the construction of an xEV's battery plant
  • 10. Officially launched WPM (World Premier Material) flexible display business team
  • 08. Selected as 10 World Premier Materials (WPM) business collective institutes by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy
  • 02. Established a battery business branch in Vietnam
2009
  • 05. Declared New Vision for Eco-friendly Energy
  • 04. The Li-ion rechargeable cell receives the Frost & Sullivan award
  • 04. Mass-produced the world’s first direct attachment Ultra-slim PDP(50"FHD, 58"FHD)
  • 03. Shipped mass-produced 50"FHD UF1A
2008
  • 12. Developed large-sized batteries for polymer laptop computers
  • 09. Founded SB LiMotive Inc.
  • 08. Samsung Mobile Display set sail
  • 03. Ranked No.1 in IIT evaluations in Japan
2007
  • 11. Developed the world’s largest 31" FHD AMOLED
  • 10. Mass-produced the world’s first AMOLED
2006
  • 05. Developed the world’s first 3D AMOLED, 3.1" WVGA AMOLED
2005
  • 11. Developed the world’s first highest energy density fuel cell for laptop computers and PMPs
  • 08. Established a high-tech nano/optical material R&D Center
  • 07. Mass-produced the world’s first cylindrical 2600mAh
  • 06. Developed the 2.0-inch QVGA AMOLED
2004
  • 08. Developed prismatic batteries for laptop computers
  • 07. Developed the world’s first '32Inch Vixlim
  • 05. Developed the world’s largest 17Inch AM OLED
  • 01. Developed the world’s largest 80"FHD, 102" FHD
2003
  • 11. Recorded the largest market share in PDP industry
  • 06. Developed the world’s first 260,000 full-color AMOLED
  • 01. Developed the world’s highest capacity cylindrical 2400mAh (for laptop computers)
2002
  • 06. Held a completion ceremony of Hungarian branch
2001
  • 10. Made a contract for the export of electrolytic solution for rechargeable batteries, 100,000 tons per month to China
2000
  • 11. Obtained ISO 9001 certification for CMP, EMS, battery materials, and PASTE
  • 07. Held a completion ceremony of a rechargeable cell plant in Cheonan as well as a shipment ceremony
  • 01. Established the IT Materials Division