Ever wondered how Samsung, a brand synonymous with most preferred and favourite range of mobile phones and tabs got its name? Spend a few minutes surfing the internet and you have a good number of silly legends claiming to be the truth. Many opine that the company got its name from its founder. That’s not true either.
Founded by Lee Byung-chull in 1938 with just 40 employees, Samsung initially dealt with grocery products which got diversified over the years to emerge as a budding corporate giant today. According to Lee, Samsung is a Korean hanja (Chinese character with Korean pronunciation) word which means ‘tristar’ or ‘three stars’. The word ‘three’ signifies something that is immensely powerful, huge and in abundance while the word ‘stars’ stand for ‘eternity’. So, how about implying that ‘Samsung’ an ‘Eternal Power’?