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The history of LG Electronics has always been surrounded by the company's desire to create a happier, better life. LG Electronics was established in 1958 and has since led the way into the advanced digital era thanks to the technological expertise acquired by manufacturing many home appliances such as radios and TVs. LG Electronics has unveiled many new products, applied new technologies in the form of mobile devices and digital TVs in the 21st century and continues to reinforce its status as a global company.

LG Electronics 50-year History


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1958 Founded as GoldStar
  • 1958
    Founded as GoldStar

1959 Korea first radios
  • 1960's
    Produces Korea's first radios, automatic telephone, black & white TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners
  • 1995
    Renamed LG Electronics
  • 1997
    LG Australia established

1998 60-inch Plasma TV
  • 1998 Unveils the world's first 60-inch plasma TV

1999 Joint venturewith Philips
  • 1999
    - LG’s “Life’s Good” Slogan developed by the Australian subsidiary of LG
    - Establishes LG Philips LCD, a joint venture with Philips
  • 2000
    Launches world's first Internet refrigerator paving the future of technology
  • 2001
    LG commercialises Linear Compressor Technology used in next-generation energy-saving home appliances – first release in the DIOS Refrigerator

2003 Enters AU GSM handset market
  • 2003
    LG launches the world’s largest plasma display panel at 76”
  • 2004
    -Commercialises world's first 55" all-in-one LCD TV
    -Develops world's first Satellite- and Terrestrial-DMB handsets

  • 2006
    LG introduces Korea’s first 2m-pixel Full HE LCD TV welcoming an era of image quality twice as good as existing HD TV’s.

2007 Launches HD disc player and drive
  • 2007
    - Launches the industry's first dual-format, high-definition disc player and drive
    - Launches 120Hz Full HD LCD TV
  • 2008
    - Unveiled the world's first Bluetooth headset combined mobile phone
    - Unveiled the world's first Blu-ray network storage
    - Developed the world's first LTE mobile modem chip
  • 2009
    - Became second-largest LCD TV provider worldwide
    - Became third-largest supplier of mobile handsets market worldwide
    - Became Global Partner and Technology Partner of Formula One™

Optimus 2X history
  • 2010
    - Unveiled the world’s first and fastest dual-core smartphone, LG OPTIMUS 2X
    - Unveiled the world’s first full LED 3D TV
  • 2011
    - Launches the world’s first passive 3D TV technology
    - Launches LG’s first robotic vacuum cleaner – Roboking
    - Introduces the world’s first 3D Smartphone – Optimum 3D
    - LG introduces exclusively the 6 motion direct drive washing machines for the ultimate cleaning performance
    - LG launches the world’s first nearly zero-bezel LED TV