Samsung was born in South Korea in 1938 and became one of the largest company in the country and in the world, operating in several areas. Despite the diversity of its businesses, it is best known globally for electronics.
Founded by Lee Byung-Chul, the company had modest origins, dedicated to the export of food. Within a few years, Samsung expanded the business to also enter other sectors, including commerce, finance, and textiles.
The electronics division only emerged in 1969, with the launch of its first TV, still in black and white. The company began its international expansion and also became known for household appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines.
The company’s growth led the business to manufacture computer monitors, cell phones, tablets, robots, among many other technological products.
From the 2010s, the company established itself as one of the main brands in the mobile technology market, becoming Apple’s main rival. The dispute generated one of the most famous lawsuits in the history of technology, started in 2011 and ended only in 2018, in which Samsung was accused of infringing patents related to the iPhone and iOS on its cell phones.
The company is known for the Galaxy S line of smartphones, but it was also one of the leaders in the foldable cell phone market, with products such as the Galaxy Z Fold and the Z Flip. The company still produces the Galaxy Watch family watches and the Galaxy Buds headphones.