Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korean: 삼성전자) is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea. It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group and was the world's largest technology company by revenues from 2009 to 2012. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 61 countries and employs around 221,000 people.
Samsung Electronics is the world's largest mobile phone maker by 2011 unit sales and world's second-largest semiconductor chip maker by 2011 revenues (after Intel Corporation). It has been the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006 and the world's largest maker of LCD panels for eight consecutive years. It has the largest marketshare worldwide in memory chips. The company was the world's largest vendor of smartphones in 2011. Samsung has also established a prominent position in the tablet computer market, with the release of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab.