Samsung Electronics is a company which is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of electronic products. The Company operates its business through three segments. The Consumer Electronics Segment is mainly engaged in the manufacture of color televisions, monitors, printers, air conditioners, refrigerators, laundry machines and others. The Information Technology & Mobile Communications Segment manufactures computers, handhold phones, network systems, digital cameras and others. The Device Solutions Segment deals in the manufacture of semiconductor and display parts, including dynamic random access memories (DRAMs), flashes, thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays and others. The Company announced a new division that would focus on self-driving vehicle software.

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HQSuwon, KR
Size (employees)308,745 (est)-5%
Samsung Electronics was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwon, KR
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Key People/Management at Samsung Electronics

Sang-Hoon Lee

Sang-Hoon Lee

Chairman of the Board
Dong-Jin Koh

Dong-Jin Koh

President and CEO, IT and Mobile Communications
Hyun-suk Kim

Hyun-suk Kim

President and CEO, Consumer Electronics
Ki-Nam Kim

Ki-Nam Kim

President and CEO, Device Solutions
Jae-Yong Lee

Jae-Yong Lee

Vice Chairman
Charlie Bae

Charlie Bae

EVP, Head of Foundry Sales and Marketing Team
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Samsung Electronics Office Locations

Samsung Electronics has offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Eschborn, San Jose and in 4 other locations
Suwon, KR (HQ)
129 Samsung-Ro, Maetan-3dong, Yeongtong-gu
Hwaseong-si, KR
1, Samsungjeonja-ro
Yongin-si, KR
1, Samsung-ro, Giheung-gu
Shenzhen Shi, CN
SCC building A, No.88, Haide Yi Road, Nanshan District
Eschborn, DE
12 Kölner Str.
Tokyo, JP
10F Shinagawa Grand Central Tower, Kounan2-16-4, Minato-ku
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Samsung Electronics Financials and Metrics

Samsung Electronics Revenue

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Samsung Electronics's revenue was reported to be ₩239.58 t in FY, 2017 which is a 18.7% increase from the previous period.

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Samsung Electronics Operating Metrics

Samsung Electronics's Smartphones Shipped was reported to be 78.2 m in Q1, 2018.
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Smartphones Shipped

82.40 m73 m83.80 m81.70 m320.90 m79.20 m78.60 m76.10 m77.50 m311.40 m80.10 m79.80 m83.30 m74.10 m317.30 m78.20 m

TV Production Capacity

10.57 m21.37 m33.48 m50.45 m10.51 m22.37 m35.86 m52.31 m10.88 m21.18 m32.77 m44.64 m9.91 m

Handheld Phones Production Capacity

128.25 m245.78 m375.20 m497.05 m116.10 m231.95 m346.83 m447.20 m102.45 m205.80 m311 m415.20 m104.05 m

Memory Production Capacity (1GB Equivalent)

53.54 b121.68 b192.26 b268.63 b78.93 b91.88 b283.38 b415.03 b113.33 b234.22 b373.53 b530.59 b154.94 b
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Samsung Electronics Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
ZhilabsOctober 17, 2018
KngineMarch 06, 2018
Fluenty Inc.November 28, 2017
innoeticsJuly 10, 2017
VRBJune 16, 2017$5.50 m
melaudFebruary 15, 2017
PerchFebruary 03, 2017
QD VisionNovember 23, 2016
NewNet Communication TechnologiesNovember 15, 2016
Harman International IndustriesNovember 14, 2016$8 b
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Samsung Electronics Revenue Breakdown

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Samsung Electronics revenue breakdown by business segment: 39.3% from Device Solutions, 40.6% from Information Technology & Mobile Communications, 18.5% from Consumer Electronics and 1.6% from Other

Samsung Electronics revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 16.0% from China, 18.5% from Asia and Africa, 18.5% from Europe, 33.8% from America and 13.2% from Korea

Human Capital Metrics

Samsung Electronics's employees are reported to be approximately 45% female and 55% male.
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Samsung Electronics Online and Social Media Presence

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Samsung Electronics News and Updates

Samsung Electronics to reveal features of foldable phone this week

The goal is garnering critical feedback as new technologies will require developers to tweak apps to make sure they run smoothly when the phone folds out into tablet form

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Samsung Electronics to compensate ill workers at plants after mediator's proposal

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it will compensate former and current workers of its South Korean chip and display factories who have serious work-related illnesses, after a mediation panel advocated the compensation.

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2019 Global Digital Signage Industry Report is a professional and in-depth research report on the world's major regional market conditions of the Digital Signage industry, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia) and the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China). …

Samsung Electronics enjoys record Q3 despite smartphone struggles

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday posted record quarterly operating and net profits as solid demand for its memory chips cushioned the fallout from slowing smartphone sales -- but warned of tougher times ahead. The South Korean tech giant -- the world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips -- ha…
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Samsung Electronics Company Life and Culture

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Samsung Electronics Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Samsung Electronics founded?

    Samsung Electronics was founded in 1969.

  • Who are Samsung Electronics key executives?

    Samsung Electronics's key executives are Sang-Hoon Lee, Dong-Jin Koh and Hyun-suk Kim.

  • How many employees does Samsung Electronics have?

    Samsung Electronics has 308,745 employees.

  • What is Samsung Electronics revenue?

    Latest Samsung Electronics annual revenue is ₩239.6 t.

  • What is Samsung Electronics revenue per employee?

    Latest Samsung Electronics revenue per employee is ₩776 m.

  • Who are Samsung Electronics competitors?

    Competitors of Samsung Electronics include HTC, Electrolux and Xiaomi.

  • Where is Samsung Electronics headquarters?

    Samsung Electronics headquarters is located at 129 Samsung-Ro, Maetan-3dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon.

  • Where are Samsung Electronics offices?

    Samsung Electronics has offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Eschborn, San Jose and in 4 other locations.

  • How many offices does Samsung Electronics have?

    Samsung Electronics has 8 offices.