SEOUL, South Korea A three-day tour of Samsung's operations last week was definitely not enough time to take in this vibrant city and its technology.
|Seoul's symbolic Lotus Lantern|
However, we learned plenty about Samsung’s display manufacturing, while picking up a few clues about what has made Samsung a global electronics giant.
Samsung Electronics accounts for roughly 13 percent of Korea’s total exports. All the latest gadgets we saw during the tour of Samsung’s digital show room in downtown Seoul and Samsung’s history museum in Suwon Digital City are indeed the engines of this nation’s economy.
Famed director James Cameron was also in town during our visit, taking separate Samsung tours. The "Avatar" director was in Suwon City on the day our tour group was in Seoul. Cameron was back in Seoul the next day touring Samsung "d’light" show. He also made an appearance at a Samsung press conference.
Samsung announced last Friday (May 14) that it will join with Cameron and South Korea's top entertainment agency, SM Entertainment, to film 3-D music videos and concerts by some of Korea's top young performers.
Samsung estimates that global 3-D TV sales will reach 5 million units in 2010. Samsung hopes to sell more than 2 million 3-D TV this year.
For more on Samsung's technologies and the bustling city of Seoul, see our slideshow here.