Samsung is a South Korean conglomerate corporation headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1938 as a trading company, Samsung has transformed and diversified into nearly every industry in existence including retail, textiles, insurance, automobiles, food processing, securities, advertising, construction, information and communication technology, healthcare, theme parks, shipbuilding, and more! Samsung ranks among the world's largest across a broad range of industries, but their flagship company is Samsung Electronics which leads the world market in high-tech consumer electronics manufacturing and digital media. Samsung's presence in Austin consists of semiconductor manufacturing plants. Samsung is the world's second largest semiconductor maker and large part of that fulfillment is done by their Austin facility. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the nation. The 2.3 million square foot campus employs about 2,500 workers and was opened in 1996.