Since its founding in 1958, LG Electronics has led the way to an ever-more advanced digital era. Along the way, our constantly evolving technological expertise has lent itself to many new products and applied technologies. Moving forward into the 21st century, LG continues to on its path to becoming the finest global electronics company, bar none.
Founded as Goldstar
Produces Korea’s first consumer radios, TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners.
Renamed LG Electronics Acquires U.S.-based Zenith
Introduces world’s first CDMA digital mobile-handsets, supplied to Ameritech and GTE in the U.S. Achieves UL certification in U.S Develops world’s first IC set for DTV
Unveils world’s first 60-inch plasma TV
Establishes LG Philips LCD, a joint venture with Philips
Launches world's first Internet refrigerator Exports synchronous IMT-2000 to Marconi Wireless of Italy Significant exports to Verizon Wireless in U.S.
GSM mobile-handset exports to Russia, Italy, and Indonesia Attains market leadership in Australian CDMA market Launches world's first Internet washing machine, air conditioner, and microwave oven
Under LG Holding Company system, separates into LG Electronics and LG Corporation Full-scale export of GPRS colour mobile phones to Europe Establishes CDMA handset production-line and R&D centre in China
Enters Northern European and Middle East GSM-handset market Achieves monthly export volume above 2.5 million units (July) Top global CDMA producer
EVSB, the next-generation DTV transmission technology, chosen to be the U.S./Canada Industry standard by the US ATSC Commercializes world's first 55" all-in-one LCD TV Commercializes world's first 71" plasma TV Develops world's first Satellite- and Terrestrial-DMB handsets
Becomes fourth-largest supplier of to mobile handsets worldwide Develops world's first 3G UMTS DMB handset, 3G-based DVB-Hand Media FLO DMB phone with time-shift function and DMB notebook computer Establishes LG-Nortel, a network solutions joint venture with Nortel
LG Chocolate, the first model in LG's Black Label series of premium handsets, sells 7.5 million units, worldwide Develops the first single-scan 60" HD PDP module and the first 100" LCD TV Establishes strategic partnership with UL Acquires world's first IPv6 Gold Ready logo
Launches industry's first dual-format, HD disc-player and drive Launches 120Hz full HD LCD TV Demonstrates world-first MIMO 4G-enabled technologies with 3G LTE Wins contract for GSMA's 3G campaign
Introduces new global brand identity: "Stylish design and smart technology, in products that fit our consumer's lives."