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The History of the Samsung TV
By Emily Beach, eHow ContributorThe History of the Samsung TVThe Samsung Group is a Korean-based conglomerate that is among the world's largest andmost successful companies. Samsung had sales of $174 billion dollars worldwide in 2007,despite a sharp downtown in the Asian markets. The Samsung Electronics Group has continually taken a leading role in developing new technologies for the television industry,resulting in improved viewing experiences for consumers throughout the world. By the end of 2008, Samsung had been the world's number one TV producer for 9 consecutive quarters.
The Earliest Years of Television
The earliest television sets were produced in the 1930s, and featured primitivetechnology and tiny screens. Broadcasts were extremely limited, and duringthe earliest years of television viewing, shows could only be seen in the USand parts of Europe and Russia. Around the same time, an entrepreneur inTaegu, Korea, began to explore various business opportunities. On March 1, 1938, he founded an export company called Samsung. During the 1930s and40s, Samsung focused on exporting fish and grains to China. At the same time,scientists and inventors around the world worked to perfect televisiontechnology.
Samsung Turns to the Television Industry
By the end of WWII, television sets were commonly found in many UShomes, and would explode in popularity across Europe over the next decade.By the mid-1960s, color television had begun to replace black and whitetechnology. In Korea, as well as many other parts of Asia, television was stillwidely unknown. As US and European manufacturers sought to sell TVs inKorea, the government stepped in to help with Korean television production.In order to sell TVs in the country, international companies would have toshare the technology for this new product with Korean manufacturers. Manyagreed to do so, and Samsung was one of the companies that benefited fromthis agreement.
The Samsung Television
Though the first broadcasts in Korea took place in 1963, reliable and frequenttelevision programs weren't available until the early 1970s. In 1970, Samsungbranched out from its main export trading and created the SamsungElectronics Group. That same year, the company developed its first television,a black and white model known as the P-3202. Sales were brisk as Koreanconsumers embraced this new technology, and by 1976, the company hadproduced over one million black and white units for sale in Korea.
Color TV and Company Growth
In 1977, Samsung began to manufacture and export color televisionsthroughout Asia. By 1978, the company had produced more than 4 millionblack and white TVs, more than any other company in the world. By 1982,Samsung had produced over a million color TVs and 10 million black andwhite units for sale throughout the world. Though black and white technologywas considered outdated in North America and Europe during this time, therewas still a huge demand for TVs of any kind in many developing parts of Asiaand South America.
Samsung Becomes an Industry Leader
In 1987, the company created the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technologyto increase its focus on research and new product development. Asinternational trade laws were relaxed throughout the 1990s, Samsung continued to export TVs throughout the world. The company partnered withSony during the period to create Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screens, whichprovided clearer and sharper viewing experiences for consumers. Throughoutthe late 1990s, Samsung was credited with developing the world's largest LCDTV screens, measuring 30 inches. In 1998, the company began to produce flatscreen models, as well the first line of digital TV's in the world. Throughoutthe early 21st century, Samsung has continued to lead the television industry,with inventions like the world's thinnest TV in 2002 and he first double-sidedLCD screen in 2006.
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In 1938 the Samsung's founder Byung-Chull Lee set up a trade export company in Korea,selling fish, vegetables, and fruit to China. Within a decade Samusng had flour mills andconfectionary machines and became a co-operation in 1951. Humble beginnings.From 1958 onwards Samsung began to expand into other industries such as financial, media,chemicals and ship building throughout the 1970's. In 1969, Samsung Electronics wasestablished producing what Samsung is most famous for, Televisions, Mobile Phones(throughout 90's), Radio's, Computer components and other electronics devices.1987 founder and chairman, Byung-Chull Lee passed away and Kun-Hee Lee took over aschairman. In the 1990's Samsung began to expand globally building factories in the US,Britain, Germany, Thailand, Mexico, Spain and China until 1997.In 1997 nearly all Korean businesses shrunk in size and Samsung was no exception. Theysold businesses to relieve debt and cut employees down lowering personnel by 50,000. Butthanks to the electronic industry they managed to curb this and continue to grow.The history of Samsung and mobile phones stretches back to over 10 years. In 1993 Samsungdeveloped the 'lightest' mobile phone of its era. The SCH-800 and it was available on CDMAnetworks.Then they developed smart phones and a phone combined mp3 player towards the end of the20th century. To this date Samsung are dedicated to the 3G industry. Making video,cameraphones at a speed to keep up with consumer demand. Samsung has made steady growth in themobile industry and are curreSamsung Electronics are based in South Korea and have beentrading and manufacturing electronic goods for nearly 70 years.Samsung have recently became one of the top mobile handsets manufacturers making someof the best mobile phones you will find on the local highstreets.This site will try and give you a helpful insight into the company and mobile phone historyrelated to Samsung and we will give some specifications to enable you to get the best out of your Samsung cellular phone.ntly second but competitor Nokia is ahead with more than Samsung Electronics are based inSouth Korea and have been trading and manufacturing electronic goods for nearly 70 years.

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