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Towards No.1 LG

1995 - now

  1. 1995
    A 21st Century Revolution Company renamed LG & resolves determination to rise as a prominent corporation in chemicals/energy, electronics/information, telecommunications, finance & services.
    • 01. Lucky Goldstar changes its name to LG
    • 02. Bon Moo Koo becomes the third chairman of LG
  2. 1996
    • 07. LG Telecom established
  3. 1997
    • 03. LG celebrates its 50th year anniversary
  4. 1998
    • 03. LG transfers management into the hands of its Board of Directors
  5. 1999
    • 09. LG, Philips LCD established
    • 11. LG Gangnam Tower finishes construction
  6. 2000

    12. LG Electronics develops world's first IMT-2000 organic electro luminiscence display

  7. 2001
    • 04. LG Chem splits into three companies (LGCI, LG Chem, LG Household & Health Care
    • 07. LG, Philips Displays officially launched
  8. 2002
    • 05. LG, PHILIPS LCD kicks off world's first 5th generation TFT-LCD production line
    • 08. LG Life Sciences established
  9. 2003
    • 04. LG Life Sciences acquires FDA approval for 'Factiv' drug
    • 11. LG Cable & System, LG Nikko-Copper, LG Caltex Gas, Kukdong City Gas Co. separate from LG
    • 12. LG Cable & System separates from LG
  10. 2004
    • 06. LG Electronics chosen 'World's Top IT Company' by Business Week
    • 07. LG CNS develops transportation card system for Seoul City
  11. 2005
    • 01. LG and GS successfully divide as two independent companies
    • 09. LG Philips LCD, unveils the LG Road in Paju City, Gyeonggi-do province
  12. 2006
    • 04. LG Philips LCD, finishes construction on 7th generation plant in Paju city
    • 06. LG Innotek develops world's smallest groundwave DMB module
  13. 2007
    • 11. LG Solar Energy established
  14. 2008
    • 09. LG Solar Energy finishes construction on its solar energy power plant
    • 10. LG Chem awarded for its green management
  15. 2009
    • 04. LG Hausys separates from LG Chem as an independent affiliate company
    • 06. LG Press Foundation publishes a photographic edition of newspaper articles collected during the Korean war
    • 06. LG Innotek and LG Micron kick off operations as an integrated entity
  16. 2010
    • 07. LG Chem commences construction in Holland City, U.S.A. on its EV battery plant
    • 10. LG Telecom, LG Daecom, LG Powercom merge as new telecommunications company, LG U+
    • 10. LG Household & Health Care acquires THE FACESHOP, Hankook Beverage, Haitai Beverage
    • 10. LG Chem supplies batteries for GM, Volvo, Ford, Renault, and other top world automakers
  17. 2011
    • 04. LG Chem builds electric vehicle battery plant in Ochang, Korea
    • 07. LG U+ launches 4G LTE commercial service
    • 08. LG Chem concludes agreement to build large-scale petrochemical plant in Kazakhstan
  18. 2012
    • 02. LG Chem, selected as world��s best electric vehicle battery corporation
    • 05. Koo Inhwoi, the late LG Group Founder inducted into Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame bestowed by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
    • 09. LG Hausys, builds Korea��s largest Low-E glass plant
  19. 2013
    • 05. LG CNS opens the largest data center in Korea ?Busan Global Data Center
    • 07. LG Electronics builds ��LG Electronics�� Incheon Campus��, for auto component R&D
    • 10. LG Chem develops 3 types of world��s first next-generation batteries (Stepped, Curved, Cable Battery)
  20. 2014
    • 07. LG Uplus launches Broadband LTE-A Service nationwide
    • 07. LG Display Develops the world's first 18-inch flexible and transparent OLED panels
    • 08. LG Chem Supplies lithium-ion batteries to Audi for electric automobiles.
    • 11. LG Opens KOICA Hope TVET College in Ethiopia
  21. 2015
    • 02. LG Opens Chungbuk Creative Economy Innovation Center
    • 07. LG Electronics releases LG TWIN Wash