Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company, known for its consumer electronics products. The Samsung nickname of “Shamsung” (sham + Samsung) has been cited in print since at least 2010.
In November 2013, the nickname “Shamsung” was also used to describe cheap imitation “Samsung” products from China.
Samsung Group (Hangul: 삼성그룹; Hanja: 三星그룹; Korean pronunciation: [sam.sʌŋ ɡɯ’ɾup̚]) is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean chaebol (business conglomerate).
Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company. Over the next three decades the group diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s; these areas would drive its subsequent growth. Following Lee’s death in 1987, Samsung was separated into four business groups – Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ Group and Hansol Group. Since the 1990s Samsung has increasingly globalized its activities, and electronics, particularly mobile phones and semiconductors, have become its most important source of income.
Notable Samsung industrial subsidiaries include Samsung Electronics (the world’s largest information technology company measured by 2012 revenues, and 4th in market value), Samsung Heavy Industries (the world’s 2nd-largest shipbuilder measured by 2010 revenues), and Samsung Engineering and Samsung C&T (respectively the world’s 13th and 36th-largest construction companies).
Complaint Review: SAMSUNG
Submitted: Wed, January 06, 2010 Updated: Wed, January 06, 2010
Reported By: mumford — milford New York United States of America
SAMSUNG I GOT SHAMED BY SHAMSUNG ONEONTA, Internet
After 14 months and only two months out of warranty my 46” samsung tv started a CLICKING sound and Finley quit working. Doing some searches on this CLICKING I found out that I’m not the only SHAMSUNG SUCKER.
Samsung NC 10 LCD Display Failure comments - Written by MALTYFUL: MALTYFUL > DON\’T LET SHAMSUNG SHAMYOU ! show comment http://bit.ly/aaosXL
4:26 PM - 6 Jun 10
Wow, < 8 months & 35K views on our Samsung repair video. Says a lot about that crappy brand @samsungtweets #shamsung http://bit.ly/9u3N3H
8:16 PM - 18 Oct 10
“SHAMSUNG” strikes again, or: the Galaxy Note 3 is programmed to “game” benchmarking apps. http://www.globalnerdy.com/2013/10/01/shamsung-strikes-again-or-the-galaxy-note-3-is-programmed-to-game-benchmarking-apps/ … #ReallySamsung?
1:47 PM - 1 Oct 13
Nikkei Asian Review
November 27, 2013 7:00 pm JST
‘Shamsung’ smartphones strain India-China ties
TAKAFUMI HOTTA, Nikkei staff writer
MUMBAI, India—A looming problem for China-India economic relations looks like an iPhone, sounds like an iPhone and acts like an iPhone. But it isn’t an iPhone.
A flood of counterfeits and knockoffs from China, alongside legitimate goods, are drowning Indian industry. Chinese companies are ripping away chunks of India’s low-end market.
RT @_dgline_ Catchy neologism for fake smartphones: “Shamsungs”. http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/Shamsung-smartphones-strain-IndiaChina-ties … via @mrdictionary
10:17 AM - 29 Nov 13