GoldStar

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GoldStar
Hangul 금성
Hanja 金星
Revised Romanization Geumseong
McCune–Reischauer Kŭmsŏng

GoldStar was a Korean electronics company established in 1956. The corporate name was changed to LG Electronics and LG Cable in 1995, after merging with Lucky Chemical. LG Cable was spun off from LG Electronics and changed its name to LS Cable in 2005.[1][2]

GoldStar manufactured a wide variety of products, including radios, televisions, Air Conditioners, videocassette recorders, microwave ovens, integrated circuits, Escalators, Elevators, dehumidifiers, and tractors. GoldStar televisions became a commonly sold brand of consumer television sets in the United States in the 1980s.[3]

The GoldStar tractors actually began in 1975, as a division of Hyundai, in cooperation with Yanmar of Japan. In 1977, they began cooperation with Fiat of Italy, and in 1983, was acquired by GoldStar. That same year, they began cooperation with Mitsubishi, and re-established cooperation with Fiat in 1984.

Tractors were sold under the GoldStar and Fiat-GoldStar brands. Fiat-GoldStar was a brand of tractors sold in cooperation with the Fiat company of Italy, GoldStar later changed its corporate name to LG Cable, and the Fiat-GoldStar name was discontinued. See also LG Tractors and LS Tractors.[4]

GoldStar also produced some models of computer monitors and optical disc drives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold Star Co., Ltd.; , Seoul manufacturer in ROK". radiomuseum.org. 
  2. ^ "Company History - Gold Star Line Ltd.". gslltd.com.hk. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Goldstar - Home Page". goldstarasi.com. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Goldstar Co., Ltd. Business Information, Profile, and History ...". companies.jrank.org. Retrieved 27 March 2014.