Look Out, World Samsung Is Coming

At a trade show in Yokohama in late April, Samsung Electronics Co. suprised Japanese and U.S. participants with a complete range of new computer screens. They included thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal-display (TFT-LCD) screens in Samsung-branded laptop computers. "Everyone was clambering all over their booth," says David Andrews, chief executive of Interlingua Inc. in Redondo Beach, Calif. "The high point of the show, in fact, was that Samsung was obviously telegraphing its intention to be a big player in this industry."

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