Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a South Korean multinational electronics and information technology company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group and has assembly plants and sales networks in 61 countries across the world, employing over 200,000 people. It is the world's largest mobile phone maker, world's largest television manufacturer and world's second-largest semiconductor chip maker (after Intel Corporation).
Samsung has dominated the world television market in the latter half of the 21st century's first decade, having sold the most televisions globally from 2006 to 2010 (projections in 2010 indicated that this trend would continue). In the global LCD panel market, the company has maintained the leading sales position for eight years in a row. In 2009, the company became the world's-largest IT producer, surpassing the previous leader, Hewlett-Packard. Its sales revenue in the areas of display devices (LCD and LED) and memory chips is the world's highest.
With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, the company's smartphone lineup was first place in terms of global sales figures for 2011. Samsung has also established a prominent position in the tablet computer market, with the release of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab to compete with the iPad from Apple.
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