The Samsung Philosophy
At Samsung, we follow a simple business philosophy: to devote our talent and technology to creating superior products and services that contribute to a better global society. Every day, our people bring this philosophy to life. Our leaders search for the brightest talent from around the world, and give them the resources they need to be the best at what they do. The result is that all of our products—from memory chips that help businesses store vital knowledge to mobile phones that connect people across continents— have the power to enrich lives. And that’s what making a better global society is all about.

Our Values
We believe that living by strong values is the key to good business. At Samsung, a rigorous code of conduct and these core values are at the heart of every decision we make.


Quite simply, a company is its people. At Samsung, we’re dedicated to giving our people a wealth of opportunities to reach their full potential.


Everything we do at Samsung is driven by an unyielding passion for excellence— and an unfaltering commitment to develop the best products and services on the market.


In today’s fast-paced global economy, change is constant and innovation is critical to a company’s survival. As we have done for 70 years, we set our sights on the future, anticipating market needs and demands so we can steer our company toward long-term success.


Operating in an ethical way is the foundation of our business. Everything we do is guided by a moral compass that ensures fairness, respect for all stakeholders and complete transparency.


A business cannot be successful unless it creates prosperity and opportunity for others. Samsung is dedicated to being a socially and environmentally responsible corporate citizen in every community where we operate around the globe.

Our Vision
Samsung is guided by a singular vision: to lead the digital convergence movement. We believe that through technology innovation today, we will find the solutions we need to address the challenges of tomorrow. From technology comes opportunity —for businesses to grow, for citizens in emerging markets to prosper by tapping into the digital economy, and for people to invent new possibilities. It’s our aim to develop innovative technologies and efficient processes that create new markets, enrich people’s lives and continue to make Samsung a trusted market leader.

Our Mission
Everything we do at Samsung is guided by our mission: to be the best “digitalεCompany”.

Samsung grew into a global corporation by facing challenges directly. In the years ahead, our dedicated people will continue to embrace many challenges and come up with creative ideas to develop products and services that lead in their markets. Their ingenuity will continue to chart Samsung’s course as a profitable, responsible global corporation.


1938-1969 Samsung's Beginnings
On March 1, 1938, founding chairman Byung-Chull Lee started a business in Taegu, Korea, with 30,000 won. At the start, his business focused primarily on trade export, selling dried Korean fish, vegetables, and fruit to Manchuria and Beijing. In little more than a decade, Samsung—which means "three stars" in Korean—would have its own flour mills and confectionery machines, its own manufacturing and sales operations, and ultimately evolve to become the modern global corporation that still bears the same name today. 1938-1969 Samsung's Beginnings 197 0 196 9 196 6 196 3 195 8 195 4
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• Black-and-white TV (model: P-3202) production started by SamsungSanyo • Samsung-Sanyo Electronics established (renamed Samsung ElectroMechanics in March 1975 and merged with Samsung Electronics in March 1977) Joong-Ang Development established (known today as Samsung Everland) DongBang Life Insurance acquired (renamed Samsung Life Insurance in July 1989) Ankuk Fire & Marine Insurance acquired (renamed Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in October 1993) Cheil Industries Inc. founded

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Samsung Moolsan established (now Samsung Corporation)

• Samsung founded in Taegu, Korea

1970-1979 Diversifying in Industries and Electronics
In the 1970s, Samsung laid the strategic foundations for its future growth by investing in the heavy, chemical, and petrochemical industries. During this time, the company also took steps to enhance its competitive position in the world's textile industry, integrating its manufacturing processes from raw materials to end products. As a result, many new companies were created, including Samsung Heavy Industries Company in 1974 and Samsung Shipbuilding and Samsung Precision Company (now Samsung Techwin) in 1977. Another burst of growth for Samsung came from the burgeoning home electronics business. Samsung Electronics, already a major manufacturer in the Korean market, began to export its products for the first time during this period. Samsung also acquired a 50 percent stake in Korea Semiconductor, further solidifying Samsung Electronics' position as a leader in semiconductor manufacturing. 1970-1979 Diversifying in Industries and Electronics 197 9 197 8 197 7 • Began mass production of microwave ovens • 4 millionth black-and-white TV (most in the world) produced
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Samsung Precision Co. established (now Samsung Techwin) Started export of colour televisions

• Samsung Fine Chemicals established

• Samsung Construction established 197 6 197 4 197 2 • 1 millionth black-and-white TV produced • Samsung Heavy Industries incorporated • Samsung Petrochemical established • Began washing machine and refrigerator production • Began production of black-and-white televisions for domestic sale

1997-1999 Advancing the Digital Frontier
Despite the 1997 financial crisis that affected nearly all Korean businesses, Samsung was one of few companies that continued growing, thanks to its leadership in digital and network technologies and its steady concentration on electronics, finances and related services. Samsung responded to the crisis by reducing the number of its affiliated companies to 45 (according to the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act), decreasing personnel by almost 50,000, selling 10 business units and improving the soundness of its financial structure, lowering its 365 percent debt ratio in 1997 to 148 percent by late 1999.
1997-1999 Advancing the Digital Frontier • 199 9 Samsung Aerospace (known today as Samsung Techwin), Daewoo Heavy Industries, and Hyundai Space and Aircraft formed a single business entity, Korea Aerospace Industries First in the world to mass-produce and offer a full line up of digital TVs Developed the world's first 3D TFT-LCD Monitor Developed wireless Internet phone (Smartphone), a small, multi-function phone Achieved top share of world’s TFT-LCD market Mass production of world's first digital TV begun Began mass production of the world’s first digital TV Development of completely flat-screen TV completed Served as Olympic Partner at Nagano Winter Olympics World's first 128M SDRAM introduced Developed world's first 128MB Synchronous DRAM and 128MB Flash memory

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Became a Worldwide Olympic Partner (TOP) in the wireless communications category Signed contract to become an Olympic Partner in wireless equipment category for Nagano Winter Olympics Developed world's lightest PCS (105g) Developed world's largest TFT-LCD (30) Development of world's first 30" TFT-LCD completed Announced 2nd phase of New Management

2000-Present Pioneering the Digital Age
The digital age has brought revolutionary change – and opportunity – to global business, and Samsung has responded with advanced techno-logies, competitive products, and constant innovation. At Samsung, we see every challenge as an opportunity and believe we are perfectly positioned as one of the world's recognized leaders in the digital technology industry. Our commitment to being the world's best has won us the No.1 global market share for 13 of our products, including semiconductors, TFT-LCDs, monitors and CDMA mobile phones. Looking forward, we're making historic advances in research and development of our overall semiconductor line, including flash memory and non-memory, custom semiconductors, DRAM and SRAM, as well as producing best-in-class LCDs, mobile phones, digital appliances, and more. 2000-Present Pioneering the Digital Age 200 8 • Named Yoon-Woo Lee as a Vice Chairman & CEO of Samsung Electronics • Launched OMNIA phone • Completed establishing TV manufactory in Russia Kaluga • Became the official sponsor of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Game • Developed the world's first 2Gb 50 NANO

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Samsung takes No. 1 spot in U.S. cellphone market Opened Global Brand PR Centre ‘Samsung D'light'

• No.1 worldwide market share position for TVs achieved for the 9th quarter in a row • No.1 worldwide market share position for TVs achieved for the seventh quarter in a row 200 7 • Developed the world's first 30nm-class 64Gb NAND Flash™ memory

BlackJack bestowed the Best Smart Phone award at CTIA in the U.S.

• Attained No.1 worldwide market share position for LCD for the sixth year in a row • Developed the world's first real double-sided LCD • Developed the worlds' first 50nm 1G DRAM 200 6 • Unveiled 10M pixel camera phone • Launched "Stealth Vacuum," a vacuum cleaner with the world's lowest level of noises

Launched the worlds' first Blu-Ray Disc Player

• Developed 1.72"Super-Reflective LCD Screen 200 5 • Developed the largest Flexible LCD Panel • Ranked 27th in "the World's Most Admired Company" of Fortune • Became the official sponsor of Chelsea, the renowned English soccer club • Released the world's first 7 mega pixel camera phone • Developed the world's first OLED for 40" TV • Became the official sponsor of Chelsea, the renowned English soccer

club • Developed the first-ever speech recognition phone • Produced the first wrinkle-free steam washer • Sold more than 20 million cellular phones in the U.S • Developed the world's first 60-nano 8GB NAND Flash memory chip 200 4 • Ranked top in mobile phone sales in Russia • Released new PDP TV featuring the highest contrast ratio in the world

Developed a 3rd Generation Optical Blu-Ray Disc Recorder

• Developed cellular phone chip for satellite DMB system • Released 46" LCD TV for the first time in the world

Samsung brand value ranked 25th in the world by Interbrand

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• Ranked 5th on the "Most Admired Electronics Company" list released by the Fortune Magazine • Released the first HD DVD combo • Development of the 54"TFT-LCD, the largest digital TV monitor in the world • Launches PDP-TV, the slimmest in the world

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Launch of colour mobile phones in which the new concept UFB-LCD is introduced

Launched new high-definition TFT-LCD colour cellular phone Ranked No. 1 of world's Top 100 IT Companies by BusinessWeek

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• Unveils 16 Chord Progression Melody Phone • Begins Mass Production of 512Mb Flash Memory Device

• Unveils Industry's First Ultra-Slim Handset • Develops World's first 40 inch TFT-LCD • Unveils TFT-LCD with Record-breaking Definition • Launches PDA phone • Samsung Olympic Games Phone selected as the official mobile phone of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games 200 0 • TV Phone and Watch Phone Make Guinness Book of World Records

Unveils the Worlds Fastest Graphics Memory Chip

• Samsung Electronics and Yahoo! Form Strategic Alliance • Develops Unique All-in-one DVD Player • Developed world's first 512Mb DRAM • Developed world's first 512Mb DRAM


Yoon-Woo Lee was named Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Samsung Electronics in May 2008. He was also appointed in January 2009 as the Head of Device Solutions, which includes the company's Semiconductor and LCD component divisions. An engineer and 40-year veteran of Samsung, Mr. Lee's leadership and in-depth technology expertise have helped build Samsung into the world's largest electronics company. He is widely credited with growing Samsung's

Semiconductor Business into one of the most successful in the industry, and implementing policies and training programs that have earned Samsung the reputation of being the best company in Korea at which to work. First joining Samsung in 1968, Mr. Lee became Managing Director of Giheung's main semiconductor plant operations in 1987, and was appointed as President of Samsung's Semiconductor Business in 1996. Demonstrating his business acumen in a dynamic and fast-paced semiconductor industry, he successfully implemented diversification strategies that allowed the Semiconductor Business to navigate through cyclical market downturns while increasing market share, year after year. In 2004, Mr. Lee was promoted to Vice Chairman in charge of Global Collaboration, and also was appointed Head of the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. In 2005, he became Chief Technology Officer, responsible for planning mid- and long-term strategies for promoting new business development based on leading-edge technologies. Mr. Lee serves in numerous industry leadership positions including Chairman of the Korean Engineers' Club and Vice Chairman of Korea Business Council for Sustainable Development. In 2005, he was honoured by the Korea Management Institute as CEO of the Year. Mr. Lee holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.

Mr. Jung Soo Shin is the President and CEO of Samsung South West Asia Operations and President & CEO of Samsung India Electronics Ltd.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Shin has served as Head of Marketing for the Digital Appliances Business, Samsung Electronics. In his current role as President & CEO of Samsung South West Asia Regional HQ, Mr Shin will oversee the operations of all existing Samsung subsidiaries in India, namely Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (SIEL), Samsung India Software Operations (SISO), Samsung’s R & D Centre, based in Bangalore as well as the Company's operations in the SAARC Region . Mr Shin has around 25 years of work experience at Samsung Electronics. During this period, he has handled Samsung's global operations for 19 years, being based in the Company's overseas subsidiaries. He has worked as Head of Strategy Marketing, Digital Appliances Business and Head of Global Strategy as Corporate Staff, based in South Korea. He has been the President of Samsung’s Digital Consumer Electronics Business in America as well as MD of Samsung subsidiary in Australia. He has been the President of Samsung’s BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg) operations and managed the Company's business in Germany as well. In the early part of his career with Samsung Electronics, he has been responsible for Samsung's export business.


Samsung Profile 2008
Wherever you are... in the hustle of the streets or the comfort of the home...Samsung is part of the fabric of your life. As a global leader we are at the forefront of change, anticipating today what our customers around the world will want tomorrow.

2007 Financial Overview (WON/DOLLARS/EUROS)
2007 Financial Overview

Net Sales* Total Assets Total Liabilities Total Stockholder's Equity Net Income*

161,847. 4 284,165. 5 180,833. 2 103,332.

174.2 302.9 192.7

127.2 205.7 130.9 74.8 10.1

110.1 3 12,873.7 13.9

[Amounts in billions] * Won/U.S. dollar yearly average exchange rate: 929.20/1, Won/Euro: 1,272.72/1 Won/U.S. dollar as of the end of December 31, 2007: 938.20/1, Won/Euro: 1,381.26/1 Financial data includes Samsung affiliates ending their fiscal year at the end of March 2008, such as Samsung Life Insurance, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, Samsung Securities, Samsung Investment Trust Management.

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