7. In 1988, it merged with Samsung Semiconductor & Communications.
8. In 2005, Samsung surpassed Japanese rival Sony for the first time to become the world's largest and most popular consumer electronics brand as measured by Interbrand.
9. In 2006,Samsung was rated 20th in the list of global brands and innovation and 2nd in the electronics industry.
10. In 2007, Samsung Electronics' handset division overtook American rival Motorola, making it the world's second-largest mobile phone maker. It was also ranked as the #1 company in global brand in electronics.