Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.
Samsung Electronics is the global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world's leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top 10 global brands and It is the world's 2nd largest information technology company by revenue.
Samsung has long been a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, chips, flash memory and hard drive devices for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia. It is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones, started with the original Samsung Solstice and later fueled by the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy line of devices.
Samsung has been the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006, and the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones since 2011. It is also the world's largest memory chips manufacturer. In July 2017, Samsung Electronics overtook Intel as the largest semiconductor chip maker in the world.
Samsung has made few acquisitions over the years including on 10 March 2017 Samsung completed the acquisition of Harman International Industries, American automotive equipment manufacturer, for a gigantic $8B.
Samsung Electronics ranked #12 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list.