Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Hangul: 한국전자통신연구원; hanja: 韓國電子通信硏究院) is a Korean government-funded research institution in Daedeok Science Town in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. As of December 14th, 2015, ETRI has about 2,000 employees where about 1,800 of them are researchers.
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Established in 1976, ETRI is a non-profit government-funded research institute that has been at the forefront of technological excellence for about 40 years. In the 1980s, ETRI developed TDX (Time Division Exchange) and 4M DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory). In the 1990s, ETRI commercialized CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) for the first time in the world. In the 2000s, ETRI developed Terrestrial DMB, WiBro, and 4G LTE Advanced, which became the foundation of mobile communications. Also, ETRI is top university of 4G LTE technologies with more than 2582 patents.
As a global ICT leader, ETRI has been advancing communication and convergence by developing SAN (Ship Area Network) technology, Genie Talk (world class portable automatic interpretation; Korean-English/Japanese/Chinese), and automated valet parking technology.
|2013.03.||Affiliation changed from MKE to MSIP|
|2008.02.||Affiliation changed from MOST to MKE|
|2004.10.||Affiliation of MOST (Korean Ministry of Science and Technology) Changed|
|2000.01.||National Security Research Institute Established an Affiliated of ETRI|
|1999.01.||Affiliation Changed to KOCI of Office of the Prime Minister|
|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.||KIET, KERTI (the origins of ETRI) Established|