How Samsung became one of the world's biggest tech companies

Mar 17, 2020
The South Korean company went from selling groceries in the 1930s to a market leader in technology across the globe.
A Samsung flag flying in South Korea in 2017.
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"Just-in-time" manufacturing model challenged by COVID-19

Feb 27, 2020
The model started in the 1970s during the quest for leanness and cost cutting. But it leads to supply chain issues when disasters hit.
Samsung has said its output will be stalled from supply chain problems. Above, a woman wearing a face mask walks past an ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note10 in Seoul on Jan. 30.
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Are super expensive new cellphones worth the price?

Feb 22, 2019
Wednesday, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Fold, which will arrive in April and start at $1,980.
DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, announces the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Samsung has seen better days. Can a folding screen help?

Feb 19, 2019
Will a folding screen make a difference for Samsung's bottom line?
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What you need to know about CES 2019

Jan 8, 2019
Las Vegas and innovative tech - what more could you ask for?
The CES logo is seen inside the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2019.
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Apple's secret weapon? The semiconductor

Sep 12, 2018
Apple unveils a new iPhone. What really makes it special? The computer chips inside.
An attendee looks at a new iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California.
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South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

Aug 25, 2017
Samsung accounts for about one fifth of South Korea's exports.
Samsung Group heir Lee Jae-yong leaves the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul on Friday.
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Samsung hopes S8 phone launch will put out the company’s past fires

Mar 29, 2017
The latest Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S8, launches today in New York. It’s a totally different device than the Galaxy Note 7 … remember the one whose batteries caught on fire? But this is still a big unveiling for a…
A Samsung customer browses a web page showing a fire-damaged Samsung Note 7 mobile phone, on a similar device, at a Samsung store in a mall beneath the company's headquarters in the Gangnam district of Seoul on October 12, 2016. 
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The uncertain state of South Korea

Dec 1, 2016
South Korea's corruption scandal, paired with President-elect Trump's comments about the country, has put the nation in a state of uncertainty.
Protesters wearing masks of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye (bottom) and her confidante Choi Soon-Sil (top) perform before a candle-lit rally in central Seoul on October 29, 2016, to denounce Park over a high-profile corruption and influence-peddling scandal involving her close friend. 
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