SMSD) is a South Korean multinational electronics and information technology company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group.
With assembly plants and sales networks in 61 countries across the world, Samsung has approximately 160,000 employees.
In 2009, the company took the position of the world-s biggest IT maker by surpassing the previous leader Hewlett-Packard. Its sales revenue in the areas of LCD and LED displays and memory chips is number one in the world.
In the TV segment, Samsung-s market position is dominant. For the four years since 2006, the company has been in the top spot in terms of the number of TVs sold, which is expected to continue in 2010 and beyond. In the global LCD panel market, the company has kept the leading position for eight years in a row.With the Galaxy S model mobile phone, Samsung-s smartphone lineup has retained the second-best slot in the world market for some time. In competition to Apple's iPad tablet, Samsung released the Android powered Samsung Galaxy Tablet.