Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

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ETRI, Korea

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea (Hangul: 한국전자통신연구원; hanja: 韓國電子通信硏究院) is a government-backed research institute in Daedeok Science Town in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. As of 2008, ETRI has about 3000 employees where about 2000 of them are researchers.


Established in 1976, ETRI is a non-profit government-funded research institute that has been at the forefront of technological excellence for more than 25 years. ETRI has successfully developed information technologies such as TDX-Exchange, High Density Semiconductor Microchips, Mini-Super Computer (TiCOM), Digital Mobile Telecommunication System (CDMA), and High Speed Data Transfer at 3 Gbit/s rate with 12 patents to its credit.


Period Changes
2008.07. Established the "Advanced Solar Technology Research Division" under the Convergence Components & Materials Research Laboratory

Transferred the "Daegu Embedded Software Research Center" from the Software & Content Research Laboratory and placed it under the direct control of the President (4 research laboratories, 2 research divisions, 2 centers, and 1 affiliated research institute)

2008.02. Affiliation changed from MOST to MKE; Open R&DB organization system built especially for research on convergence technology and to accumulate core technology (4 research laboratories, 2 research divisions, 1 center, 1 affiliated research institute).
2007.01. Institute management by research area focusing on IT convergence (4 areas, 1 center, 9 research teams). Institute management by function (1 research team, 1 office).
2005.12. Established IT Fusion·Component Laboratory (1Lab./10 Divisions/1 Center)
2004.10. Affiliation of MOST (Korean Ministry of Science and Technology) Changed
2004.01. Reform of the organization to a development business structure which is adequate for new growth in IT (1 research institute, 9 division, 3 administrative offices)
2002.04. Restructured into 6 Technology Laboratories, 3 Divisions and 1 Affiliated Organization
2001.04. Restructured into 6 Technology Laboratories, 2 Divisions and 1 Affiliated Organization
2000.01. National Security Research Institute Established an Affiliated of ETRI
1999.01. Affiliation Changed to KOCI of Office of the Prime Minister
1998.04. Restructured into 4 Technology Laboratories and 3 Divisions
1997.01. The Institute's Korean Title Changed
1996.04. SERI Incorporated into ETRI as an Affiliate
1992.03. Affiliation of ETRI Changed (from MOST to MIC)
1985.03. ETRI Established (MOST, Consolidation of KIET and KETRI)
1981.01. KETRI Established(MOST)
1980.12. Affiliation of KTRI Changed (from MIC to MOST)
1977.12. KTRI Established(MIC)
1976.12. KECRI Established, an Affiliate of KIST(MOST)KIET Established(MOCI)

External links[edit]

  • Official website [1]

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