Samsung Electronics - Statistics & Facts

Samsung Electronics - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts about Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics is a global leader in semiconductors, telecommunications and digital media technologies with sales of 143.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2011 and 221,730 employees spread across 72 countries. Samsung has been the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006 and is the world's largest producer of LCD panels. The company also has the greatest share of the global market for memory chips. With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S mobile, the company has taken the lead in global sales figures for smartphones as of 2011. Samsung has also established a prominent position in the tablet computer market with the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab offering strong competition against the iPad from Apple. The headquarters of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. are situated in Suwon, South Korea and this is also the flagship company of the Samsung Group. As of 2012 the president of Samsung Electronics was Jong Joong Kim.

Samsung Electronics has been the world's largest producer of memory chips since 1993. In 2009 the company started mass-producing 30 nm-class NAND flash memory chips. In 2010, Samsung succeeded in mass-producing 30 nm-class DRAMs and 20 nm-class NAND flashes, both of which were the first of their kind in the world. According to market-research firm IHS iSuppli, during the first quarter of 2011 Samsung Electronics achieved DRAM revenue of 2,533 million U.S. dollars.

In the second quarter of 2012, Samsung Mobile had a global smartphone market share of 32.6 percent. In the same quarter, Samsung products accounted for 26 percent of all handsets — smartphone or otherwise — used in the U.S.. Samsung Mobile enjoys agreements with a number of major cell phone service providers such as T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless.

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