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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korean: 삼성전자; Hanja: 三星電子) (stylized as SΛMSUNG) is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.[1] Through extremely complicated ownership structure with some circular ownership[4] it is a part of the chaebol Samsung Group, accounting for 70% of the group's revenue in 2012.[5] It is the second world's largest information technology company by revenue.[6] Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 80 countries and employs around 370,000 people.[7] Since 2012, the CEO is Kwon Oh-Hyun.[8]

Samsung has long been a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, chips, flash memory and hard drive devices for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.[9][10]

In recent years, the company has diversified into consumer electronics.[11][not in citation given] It is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones fueled by the popularity of its Samsung Galaxy line of devices.[12] The company is also a major vendor of tablet computers, particularly its Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab collection, and is generally regarded as pioneering the phablet market through the Samsung Galaxy Note family of devices.[13]

Samsung has been the world's largest manufacturer of LCD panels since 2002, the world's largest television manufacturer since 2006,[14] and world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones since 2011.[15] Samsung Electronics displaced Apple Inc. as the world's largest technology company in 2011 and is a major part of the South Korean economy. In June 2014 Samsung published the Tizen OS with the new Samsung Z.