Samsung opens an electronics museum
Samsung Electronics has opened up a museum to show technology that was developed over the last few decades. The Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon, Korea is a five-story 10,950 square-meter facility, which will be divided into three exhibition halls to show the past, present, and future of the electronics industry. Visitors will be able to learn about the earliest electrical inventions of scientists like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.
Samsung CEO and vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon said that the museum “gives visitors an opportunity to see where we’ve come from and also see where Samsung draws inspiration from to continue to create category defining products.”
The museum will have information about each product being display and videos will play that have been specifically produced for each. Exhibition Hall 2 has three zones: Semiconductor, Display, and Mobile, which features the world’s first mobile phone and the world’s first smartphone.
The Mobile Zone shows Samsung’s innovations in the telecommunications industry. One of the displays is a GT-i7410 projector phone that was loaded with encouraging messages and videos clips to boost the moral of the 33 Chilean miners that were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010.
Samsung will display products made by Intel, Sony, Sharp, Nokia, and Motorola. Not Apple. Perhaps those patent lawsuits rubbed Samsung the wrong way.