|Traded as||KRX: 012450|
|Key people||President & CEO Cheol Kyo Kim|
|Revenue||2947 billion South Korean won (2011)|
Samsung Techwin (Korean: 삼성테크윈) is a surveillance, aeronautics, optoelectronics, automations and weapons technology company. It is a subsidiary of Samsung Group. The company employs 4923 employees and is headquartered in South Korea. Its totals sales in 2011 was 2,947 billion South Korean won.
Samsung Techwin was founded in 1977, and the company established a precision instrument laboratory in 1978. It started making cameras in 1979. In technical cooperation with General Electric, it started manufacturing jet engines for Korean aircraft in 1980. Manufacture of 155 mm (6.1 in) self-propelled artillery began in 1984.
It changed its name to Samsung Aerospace Industries in 1987 and started to make helicopters. It acquired Rollei, a German camera manufacturer, and Union Optics of Japan, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment. In 1996 it developed the SB427 helicopter with Bell and began selling digital cameras branded as Samsung Kenox in 1997. The same year, it made the first KF-16 fighter jet in Korea.
It handed over the firm's aircraft business to Korea Aerospace Industries in 1999 and changed its name to Samsung Techwin in 2000.
Samsung Techwin directly entered the European and North American closed-circuit television/surveillance market in 2008 under its own name, featuring a line of true day/night cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs). In 2009, the company introduced a new series of digital IP-based cameras and network video recorders.
Samsung Techwin and its bigger sister company Samsung Electronics announced on October 2009 that in 2010 Samsung Electronics CCTV camera division would be unified with Samsung Techwin's CCTV camera division. In recent years both companies appeared on the CCTV market with lineups that shared some technological underpinnings but in many ways differed (including incompatible PTZ control protocols), and in many markets they were direct competitors with overlapping distribution channels. Although some earlier speculation existed in specialty literature that the new company would appear under the name Samsung Security, official announcement stated that the CCTV division from Samsung Electronics will be transferred to Samsung Techwin.
- Surveillance: CCTV (Surveillance) systems, modules, Presenter, FRID, DVR, optical instruments, etc.
- Semiconductor Systems: SMTs and Wire bonders
- Semiconductor Components: Lead frames, LOCs, Metal CSPs, COF, BOC, FPCs, etc.
- Power Systems: Gas Turbines, Engines for helicopters, Refrigerant Compressors, Overhaul, etc.
- Defense Industries: K-9 thunder self-propelled artillery, K10 ARV (Ammunition Resupply Vehicles), sub-systems for K2 Black Panther
- Transportations: Samsung Techwin operates a few helicopter routes inside South Korea.
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