Samsung turns up the sizzle

The Korean electronics maker wants to take a bite out of apple in the battle for gadget supremacy.

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Most admired rank: 38
Headquarters: Seoul
Employees: 190,500
The business: Samsung Electronics is a subsidiary of the larger Samsung Group, founded in 1938 in Daegu, Korea, which began making televisions and electrical equipment in the 1970s.

Long the world's leading maker of flat-screen TVs, memory chips, and LCD screens, Samsung Electronics has become a lot sexier lately: Its Galaxy tablets have made a big splash, earnings have jumped, and it climbed four slots on our All-Star list this year to No. 38. Here's how it executed its makeover.


By Sheridan Prasso, contributor - Last updated July 20 2011: 6:44 AM ET
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