In 1974, Samsung's Semiconductor Business was founded in Korea. In 1983, the successful development of the 64Kb DRAM made Samsung's evolution become the leading semiconductor manufacturer. Then in 1984, the Giheung Semiconductor Complex and Samsung’s first memory fabrication facility opened. Samsung has held market leadership positions in Memory since 1993 and in NAND Flash since 2003 through a strategy of aggressive growth.
The leading products and technology of Samsung: DRAM with 40nm Process Technology, OneDRAM?, a Fusion Memory Solution, NAND Flash, "Intelligent" DDI (Display Driver IC), 1GB S-SIM Card, Solid State Drive and External Hard Drive. A new "Fusion Era" of multi-functional, hybrid components is expected to profoundly affect the semiconductor industry. With multiple functions on one chip, Fusion technology offered multi-faceted solutions for the semiconductor industry signifies. The continual development of smaller and higher-density components Samsung has been leading the industry in fusion technology with the development its OneNAND?, Flex-OneNAND? and OneDRAM? fusion memory solutions.
In 2001, the company signaled a long commitment to logic and analog chip development with the expansion of its System LSI Division and the opening of its SoC Research Lab. In 2004, Samsung's Hard Disk Drive Division was combined with its Semiconductor Business. Samsung predicts that semiconductor technology will spread to a significantly greater degree than previously thought possible: in biotechnology, healthcare, robotics, aviation, solar energy and in many more areas related to research and development of eco-friendly technologies.