Since its foundation in 1976, ETRI has firmly retained its place as a leading global ICT research institute. In the 1980s, ETRI developed TDX (Time Division Exchange), bring a one-phone-per-house era. During 1990s, ETRI astonished the world by commercializing CDMA for the first time. In the 2000s, ETRI developed Terrestrial DMB, WiBro, and 4G LTE Advanced, which became the foundation of mobile communications. Recently, ETRI has been advancing communication and convergence by developing SAN Technology (cutting-edge ICT technology converging with shipbuilding), world class portable automatic interpretation technology (Korean/English, Korean/Japanese, Korea/Chinese), automated valet parking technology, and adjustable display technologies such as transparent displays.
With 2, 004 personnel, ETRI is divided 5 research laboratories - IT Convergence Technology Research Laboratory, Software & Content Research Laboratory, Components & Materials Research Laboratory, Components & Materials Research Laboratory, and Communication & Internet Research Laboratory. With the vision of ‘ICT Innovator, Creating the Future’, ETRI continues to dedicate its utmost efforts R&D to maintain its place among the world’s best research institutes leading the creative economy.> Return to BOARD MEMBERS