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Company of South Korea created in 1938. In the Early '90 Samsung Electronics produced chips without a licence for cartridges. They were used by Taiwan companies.

Nintendo legal actions

In 1995 Nintendo took legal actions against Samsung Electronics (Magazine Player One n° 51, France, 1995-03).

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Nintendo of America accused Samsung Electronics of piracy for producing Donkey Kong Country chips found in illegal copies sold in Asia, South America, Europe and USA and Samsung accused Nintendo of defamation.

The One Player article also mentiones Nintendo's efforts to stop piracy in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Argentina, Paraguay and Venezuela.

The actiones ended with an agreement with Samsung to stop developing pirate chips and helping Nintendo to fight piracy (One Player Magazine).