Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI)
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. 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. Recently, 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.
As of 2015, ETRI has about 2,000 employees where about 1,800 of them are researchers.