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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. OF THE NETHERLAND, PHILIPS), (stylized as PHILIPS) is a Dutch technology company headquartered in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting. It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891, by Gerard Philips
Gerard Philips
and his father Frederik. It is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and employs around 105,000 people across more than 60 countries.

Philips
Philips
is organized into three main divisions: Philips
Philips
Consumer Lifestyle (formerly Philips
Philips
Consumer Electronics and Philips
Philips
Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Philips
Philips
Healthcare
Healthcare
(formerly Philips Medical Systems) and Philips
Philips
Lighting. As of 2012 , Philips
Philips
was the largest manufacturer of lighting in the world measured by applicable revenues. In 2013, the company announced the sale of the bulk of its remaining consumer electronics to Japan's Funai Electric Co , but in October 2013, the deal to Funai Electric Co was broken off and the consumer electronics operations remain under Philips. Philips
Philips
said it would seek damages for breach of contract in the US$ 200-million sale. In April 2016, the International Court of Arbitration ruled in favour of Philips, awarding compensation of € 135 million in the process.

Philips
Philips
has a primary listing on the Euronext Amsterdam
Amsterdam
stock exchange and is a component of the Euro
Euro
Stoxx 50 stock market index . It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Philips
Philips
Radio * 1.2 Stirling engine
Stirling engine
* 1.3 Shavers * 1.4 World War II
World War II
* 1.5 1945 to 2001 * 1.6 2001 to 2011 * 1.7 2011 to present

* 2 Corporate affairs

* 2.1 CEOs * 2.2 CFOs * 2.3 Acquisitions

* 3 Operations

* 3.1 Asia

* 3.1.1 Thailand * 3.1.2 Hong Kong * 3.1.3 China * 3.1.4 India * 3.1.5 Israel
Israel
* 3.1.6 Pakistan
Pakistan

* 3.2 Europe

* 3.2.1 France * 3.2.2 Germany * 3.2.3 Greece * 3.2.4 Italy * 3.2.5 Poland * 3.2.6 Portugal * 3.2.7 Sweden * 3.2.8 United Kingdom

* 3.3 North America

* 3.3.1 Canada * 3.3.2 Mexico * 3.3.3 United States

* 3.4 Oceania

* 3.4.1 Australia and New Zealand
New Zealand

* 3.5 South America

* 3.5.1 Brazil

* 3.6 Former operations

* 4 Products

* 4.1 Lighting
Lighting
products * 4.2 Audio products

* 4.3 Healthcare
Healthcare
products

* 4.3.1 Clinical informatics * 4.3.2 Imaging systems * 4.3.3 Diagnostic monitoring * 4.3.4 Defibrillators * 4.3.5 Consumer * 4.3.6 Patient care and clinical informatics

* 5 Coat of arms/logotype * 6 Sponsorships

* 7 Environmental record

* 7.1 Green initiatives * 7.2 L-Prize competition * 7.3 Greenpeace
Greenpeace
ranking

* 8 Publications * 9 References * 10 External links

HISTORY

Gerard Philips
Gerard Philips

The Philips
Philips
Company was founded in 1891, by Gerard Philips
Gerard Philips
and his father Frederik . Frederik, a Jewish banker based in Zaltbommel
Zaltbommel
, financed the purchase and setup of a modest, empty factory building in Eindhoven, where the company started the production of carbon-filament lamps and other electro-technical products in 1892. This first factory has been adapted and is used as a museum.

In 1895, after a difficult first few years and near bankruptcy, the Philipses brought in Anton , Gerard's younger brother by sixteen years. Though he had earned a degree in engineering, Anton started work as a sales representative; soon, however, he began to contribute many important business ideas. With Anton's arrival, the family business began to expand rapidly, resulting in the founding of Philips Metaalgloeilampfabriek N.V. ( Philips
Philips
Metal Filament Lamp Factory Ltd.) in Eindhoven in 1908, followed in 1912, by the foundation of Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken N.V. ( Philips
Philips
Lightbulb Factories Ltd.). After Gerard and Anton Philips changed their family business by founding the Philips
Philips
corporation , they laid the foundations for the later electronics multinational .

In the 1920s, the company started to manufacture other products, such as vacuum tubes . In 1939, they introduced their electric razor , the Philishave (marketed in the US using the Norelco brand name). The "Chapel" is a radio with built-in loudspeaker, which was designed during the early 1930s.

PHILIPS RADIO

Philips
Philips
chapel radio model 930A, 1931

On 11 March 1927, Philips
Philips
went on the air with shortwave radio station PCJJ (later PCJ) which was joined in 1929 by sister station PHOHI ( Philips
Philips
Omroep Holland-Indië). PHOHI broadcast in Dutch to the Dutch East Indies
Dutch East Indies
(now Indonesia
Indonesia
) while PCJJ broadcast in English, Spanish and German to the rest of the world.

The international program on Sundays commenced in 1928, with host Eddie Startz hosting the Happy Station show, which became the world's longest-running shortwave program. Broadcasts from the Netherlands were interrupted by the German invasion in May 1940. The Germans commandeered the transmitters in Huizen
Huizen
to use for pro-Nazi broadcasts , some originating from Germany, others concerts from Dutch broadcasters under German control.

Philips
Philips
Radio was absorbed shortly after liberation when its two shortwave stations were nationalised in 1947 and renamed Radio Netherlands
Netherlands
Worldwide , the Dutch International Service. Some PCJ programs, such as Happy Station , continued on the new station.

STIRLING ENGINE

Philips
Philips
was instrumental in the revival of the Stirling engine
Stirling engine
when, in the early 1930s, the management decided that offering a low-power portable generator would assist in expanding sales of its radios into parts of the world where mains electricity was unavailable and the supply of batteries uncertain. Engineers at the company's research lab carried out a systematic comparison of various power sources and determined that the almost forgotten Stirling engine
Stirling engine
would be most suitable, citing its quiet operation (both audibly and in terms of radio interference) and ability to run on a variety of heat sources (common lamp oil – "cheap and available everywhere" – was favored). They were also aware that, unlike steam and internal combustion engines, virtually no serious development work had been carried out on the Stirling engine
Stirling engine
for many years and asserted that modern materials and know-how should enable great improvements.

Encouraged by their first experimental engine, which produced 16 W of shaft power from a bore and stroke of 30 mm × 25 mm, various development models were produced in a program which continued throughout World War II
World War II
. By the late 1940s, the 'Type 10' was ready to be handed over to Philips' subsidiary Johan de Witt in Dordrecht to be produced and incorporated into a generator set as originally planned. The result, rated at 180/200 W electrical output from a bore and stroke of 55 mm × 27 mm, was designated MP1002CA (known as the "Bungalow set"). Production of an initial batch of 250 began in 1951, but it became clear that they could not be made at a competitive price, besides with the advent of transistor radios with their much lower power requirements meant that the original rationale for the set was disappearing. Approximately 150 of these sets were eventually produced.

In parallel with the generator set Philips
Philips
developed experimental Stirling engines for a wide variety of applications and continued to work in the field until the late 1970s, though the only commercial success was the 'reversed Stirling engine' cryocooler . However, they filed a large number of patents and amassed a wealth of information, which they later licensed to other companies.

SHAVERS

The first Philips
Philips
shaver was introduced in the 1930s, and was simply called “The Philishave ”. In the USA, it was called the “Norelco ”, which remains a part of their product line today.

WORLD WAR II

On 9 May 1940, the Philips
Philips
directors learned that the German invasion of the Netherlands
Netherlands
was to take place the following day. Having prepared for this, Anton Philips and his son in law Frans Otten , as well as other Philips
Philips
family members, fled to the United States, taking a large amount of the company capital with them. Operating from the US as the NORTH AMERICAN PHILIPS COMPANY, they managed to run the company throughout the war. At the same time, the company was moved (on paper) to the Netherlands
Netherlands
Antilles to keep it out of American hands.

On 6 December 1942, The British No. 2 Group RAF led an air raid which heavily damaged the Philips
Philips
Radio factory in Eindhoven with few casualties among the Dutch workers and civilians. The Philips
Philips
works in Eindhoven was bombed again by the RAF on 30 March 1943.

Frits Philips , the son of Anton, was the only Philips
Philips
family member to stay in the Netherlands. He saved the lives of 382 Jews by convincing the Nazis that they were indispensable for the production process at Philips. In 1943 he was held at the internment camp for political prisoners at Vught for several months because a strike at his factory reduced production. For his actions in saving the hundreds of Jews, he was recognized by Yad Vashem in 1995 as a "Righteous Among the Nations ".

1945 TO 2001

After the war the company was moved back to the Netherlands, with their headquarters in Eindhoven . The Philips
Philips
Light Tower in Eindhoven, originally a light bulb factory and later the company headquarters

In 1949, the company began selling television sets . In 1950, it formed Philips Records
Philips Records
, which eventually formed part of PolyGram .

Philips
Philips
introduced the audio Compact Audio Cassette tape in 1963, and it was wildly successful. Compact cassettes were initially used for dictation machines for office typing stenographers and professional journalists. As their sound quality improved, cassettes would also be used to record sound and became the second mass media alongside vinyl records used to sell recorded music.

Philips
Philips
introduced the first combination portable radio and cassette recorder, which was marketed as the "radiorecorder", and is now better known as the boom box . Later, the cassette was used in telephone answering machines , including a special form of cassette where the tape was wound on an endless loop. The C-cassette was used as the first mass storage device for early personal computers in the 1970s and 1980s. Philips
Philips
reduced the cassette size for the professional needs with the Mini-Cassette , although it would not be as successful as the Olympus Microcassette . This became the predominant dictation medium up to the advent of fully digital dictation machines.

In 1972, Philips
Philips
launched the world's first home video cassette recorder , in the UK, the N1500. Its relatively bulky video cassettes could record 30 minutes or 45 minutes. Later one-hour tapes were also offered. As competition came from Sony
Sony
's Betamax
Betamax
and the VHS
VHS
group of manufacturers, Philips
Philips
introduced the N1700 system which allowed double-length recording. For the first time, a 2-hour movie could fit onto one video cassette. In 1977, the company unveiled a special promotional film for this system in the UK, featuring comedian Denis Norden . The concept was quickly copied by the Japanese makers, whose tapes were significantly cheaper. Philips
Philips
made one last attempt at a new standard for video recorders with the Video 2000
Video 2000
system, with tapes that could be used on both sides and had 8 hours of total recording time. As Philips
Philips
only sold its systems on the PAL standard and in Europe, and the Japanese makers sold globally, the scale advantages of the Japanese proved insurmountable and Philips
Philips
withdrew the V2000 system and joined the VHS
VHS
Coalition.

Philips
Philips
had developed a LaserDisc
LaserDisc
early on for selling movies, but delayed its commercial launch for fear of cannibalizing its video recorder sales. Later Philips
Philips
joined with MCA to launch the first commercial LaserDisc
LaserDisc
standard and players. In 1982, Philips
Philips
teamed with Sony
Sony
to launch the Compact Disc
Compact Disc
; this format evolved into the CD-R , CD-RW , DVD
DVD
and later Blu-ray
Blu-ray
, which Philips
Philips
launched with Sony
Sony
in 1997 and 2006 respectively.

In 1984, Philips
Philips
split off its activities on the field of photolithographic integrated circuit production equipment, the so-called wafer steppers, into a joint venture with ASM International , located in Veldhoven under the name ASML . Over the years, this new company has evolved into the world's leading manufacturer of chip production machines at the expense of competitors like Nikon
Nikon
and Canon .

In 1991, the company's name was changed from N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken to Philips Electronics N.V. At the same time, North American Philips
Philips
was formally dissolved, and a new corporate division was formed in the US with the name Philips Electronics North America Corp.

In 1991-1992, Philips
Philips
along with their subsidiary Magnavox, released the Philips CD-i , a combined CD player
CD player
and home video game console . It sold one million units and was discontinued in 1998 after being heavily criticized amongst the gaming community.

In 1997, the company officers decided to move the headquarters from Eindhoven to Amsterdam
Amsterdam
along with the corporate name change to Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. The move was completed in 2001. Initially, the company was housed in the Rembrandt Tower , but in 2002 they moved again, this time to the Breitner Tower . Philips
Philips
Lighting, Philips Research , Philips Semiconductors (spun off as NXP in September 2006) and Philips
Philips
Design, are still based in Eindhoven. Philips
Philips
Healthcare
Healthcare
is headquartered in both Best, Netherlands
Netherlands
(near Eindhoven) and Andover, Massachusetts , United States (near Boston).

In 2000, Philips
Philips
bought Optiva Corporation, the maker of Sonicare electric toothbrushes . The company was renamed Philips
Philips
Oral Healthcare
Healthcare
and made a subsidiary of Philips
Philips
DAP.

In 2001, Philips
Philips
acquired Agilent
Agilent
Technologies\' Healthcare
Healthcare
Solutions Group (HSG) for EUR 2 billion.

2001 TO 2011

In 2004, Philips
Philips
abandoned the slogan "Let's make things better" in favour of a new one: "Sense and simplicity".

In December 2005 Philips
Philips
announced its intention to sell or demerge its semiconductor division. On 1 September 2006, it was announced in Berlin that the name of the new company formed by the division would be NXP Semiconductors . On 2 August 2006, Philips
Philips
completed an agreement to sell a controlling 80.1% stake in NXP Semiconductors to a consortium of private equity investors consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Silver Lake Partners and AlpInvest Partners . On 21 August 2006, Bain Capital and Apax Partners announced that they had signed definitive commitments to join the acquiring consortium, a process which was completed on 1 October 2006.

In 2006 Philips
Philips
bought out the company Lifeline Systems headquartered in Framingham , Massachusetts
Massachusetts
in a deal valued at $750 million, its biggest move yet to expand its consumer-health business (M).

In August 2007, Philips
Philips
acquired the company Ximis, Inc. headquartered in El Paso, Texas
El Paso, Texas
for their Medical Informatics Division. In October 2007, it purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent (MPP) Portfolio license from The TPL Group.

On 21 December 2007, Philips
Philips
and Respironics, Inc. announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which Philips
Philips
acquired all of the outstanding shares of Respironics for US$66 per share, or a total purchase price of approximately €3.6 billion (US$5.1 billion) in cash.

On 21 February 2008, Philips
Philips
completed the acquisition of VISICU Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
through the merger of its indirect wholly owned subsidiary into VISICU. As a result of that merger, VISICU has become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Philips. VISICU was the creator of the eICU concept of the use of Telemedicine from a centralized facility to monitor and care for ICU patients.

The Philips
Philips
physics laboratory was scaled down in the early 21st century, as the company ceased trying to be innovative in consumer electronics through fundamental research .

2011 TO PRESENT

In January 2011, Philips
Philips
agreed to acquire the assets of Preethi, a leading India-based kitchen appliances company.

On 27 June 2011, Philips
Philips
acquired Sectra Mamea AB, the mammography division of Sectra AB , together with the MicroDose brand.

Because net profit slumped 85 percent in Q3 2011, Philips
Philips
announced a cut of 4,500 jobs to match part of an €800 million ($1.1 billion) cost-cutting scheme to boost profits and meet its financial target.

In March 2012, Philips
Philips
announced its intention to sell, or demerge its television manufacturing operations to TPV Technology .

In 2011, the company posted a loss of €1.3 billion, but earned a net profit in Q1 and Q2 2012, however the management wanted €1.1 billion cost-cutting which was an increase from €800 million and may cut another 2,200 jobs until end of 2014.

On 5 December 2012, the antitrust regulators of the European Union fined Philips
Philips
and several other major companies for fixing prices of TV cathode-ray tubes in two cartels lasting nearly a decade.

On 29 January 2013, it was announced that Philips
Philips
had agreed to sell its audio and video operations to the Japan-based Funai Electric for €150 million, with the audio business planned to transfer to Funai in the latter half of 2013, and the video business in 2017. As part of the transaction, Funai was to pay a regular licensing fee to Philips
Philips
for the use of the Philips
Philips
brand. The purchase agreement was terminated by Philips
Philips
in October because of breach of contract.

In April 2013, Philips
Philips
announced a collaboration with Paradox Engineering for the realization and implementation of a “pilot project” on network-connected street-lighting management solutions. This project was endorsed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).

In 2013, Philips
Philips
omitted the word "Electronics" from its name, which is now Royal Philips
Philips
N.V.

On 13 November 2013, Philips
Philips
unveiled its new brand line “Innovation and You” and a new design of its shield mark. The new brand positioning is cited by Philips
Philips
to signify company’s evolution and emphasize that innovation is only meaningful if it is based on an understanding of people’s needs and desires.

On 28 April 2014, Philips
Philips
agreed to sell their Woox Innovations subsidiary (consumer electronics) to Gibson Brands for $US135 million.

On 23 September 2014, Philips
Philips
announced a plan to split the company into two, separating the lighting business from the healthcare and consumer lifestyle divisions. it moved to complete this in March 2015 to an investment group for $3.3 billion

On February 2015, Philips
Philips
acquired Volcano Corporation
Corporation
to strengthen its position in non-invasive surgery and imaging.

In June 2016, Philips
Philips
spun off its lighting division to focus on the healthcare division

In June 2017, Philips
Philips
announce it would acquire US-based Spectranetics Corp, a manufacturer of devices to treat heart disease, for €1.9 billion (£1.68 billion) expanding its current image-guided therapy business.

CORPORATE AFFAIRS

CEOS

Past and present CEOs:

* 1891–1922: Gerard Philips
Gerard Philips
* 1922–1939: Anton Philips * 1939–1961: Frans Otten * 1961–1971: Frits Philips * 1971–1977: Henk van Riemsdijk * 1977–1981: Nico Rodenburg * 1981-1982: Cor Dillen * 1982–1986: Wisse Dekker * 1986–1990: Cornelis Van der Klugt * 1990–1996: Jan Timmer * 1996–2001: Cor Boonstra * 2001–2011: Gerard Kleisterlee * 2011–present: Frans van Houten
Frans van Houten

CEOs lighting

* 2003-2008: Theo van Deursen

CFOS

Past CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

* 1960–1968: Cor Dillen

ACQUISITIONS

Companies acquired by Philips
Philips
through the years include ADAC Laboratories , Agilent
Agilent
Healthcare
Healthcare
Solutions Group, Amperex , ATL Ultrasound, EKCO
EKCO
, Lifeline Systems , Magnavox
Magnavox
, Marconi Medical Systems, Mullard , Optiva , Preethi, Pye , Respironics, Inc. , Sectra Mamea AB, Signetics , VISICU, Volcano, VLSI , Ximis, portions of Westinghouse and the consumer electronics operations of Philco and Sylvania . Philips
Philips
abandoned the Sylvania trademark which is now owned by Havells Sylvania except in Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand
New Zealand
, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
and the USA where it is owned by Osram
Osram
. Formed in November 1999 as an equal joint venture between Philips
Philips
and Agilent Technologies , the light-emitting diode manufacturer Lumileds became a subsidiary of Phillips Lighting
Lighting
in August 2005 and a fully owned subsidiary in December 2006. An 80.1 percent stake in Lumileds was sold to Go Scale in early 2015.

OPERATIONS

Philips
Philips
is registered in the Netherlands
Netherlands
as a naamloze vennootschap and has its global headquarters in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
. At the end of 2013 Philips
Philips
had 111 manufacturing facilities, 59 R"> The Philips building in the Hong Kong Science Park

Philips
Philips
Hong Kong began operation in 1948. Philips
Philips
Hong Kong houses the global headquarters of Philips' Audio Business Unit. It also house Philips' Asia Pacific regional office and headquarters for its Design Division, Domestic Appliances these now form part of NXP Semiconductors .

Pakistan

Philips
Philips
has been active in Pakistan
Pakistan
since 1948 and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Philips
Philips
Pakistan
Pakistan
Limited (Formerly Philips
Philips
Electrical Industries of Pakistan
Pakistan
Limited).

The head office is in Karachi
Karachi
with regional sales offices in Lahore and Rawalpindi .

EUROPE

France

The headquarters of Philips
Philips
France in Suresnes
Suresnes

Philips
Philips
France has its headquarters in Suresnes
Suresnes
. The company employs over 3600 people nationwide.

Philips
Philips
Lighting
Lighting
has manufacturing facilities in Chalon-sur-Saône (fluorescent lamps ), Chartres
Chartres
(automotive lighting), Lamotte-Beuvron (architectural lighting by LEDs and professional indoor lighting), Longvic (lamps), Miribel (outdoor lighting), Nevers
Nevers
(professional indoor lighting).

Germany

Philips
Philips
Germany was founded in 1926 in Berlin. Now its headquarters is located in Hamburg
Hamburg
. Over 4900 people are employed in Germany.

* Hamburg
Hamburg

* Distribution center of the divisions Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle, and Lighting. * Philips
Philips
Medical Systems DMC. * Philips
Philips
Innovative Technologies, Research Laboratories.

* Aachen

* Philips
Philips
Innovative Technologies. * Philips
Philips
Innovation Services.

* Böblingen

* Philips
Philips
Medical Systems, patient monitoring systems.

* Herrsching

* Philips
Philips
Respironics.

* Ulm

* Philips
Philips
Photonics, development and manufacture of vertical laser diodes (VCSELs) and photodiodes for sensing and data communication.

Greece

Philips' Greece is headquartered in Halandri, Attica
Attica
. As of 2012 Philips
Philips
has no manufacturing plants in Greece, although there have been in the past.

Italy

Philips
Philips
founded its Italian headquarter in 1918, basing it in Monza (Milan) where it still operates, for commercial activities only.

Poland

Philips' operations in Poland include: a European financial and accounting centre in Łódź
Łódź
; Philips
Philips
Lighting
Lighting
facilities in Bielsko-Biała , Pabianice
Pabianice
, Piła
Piła
, and Kętrzyn ; and a Philips Domestic Appliances facility in Białystok
Białystok
.

Portugal

Philips
Philips
started business in Portugal in 1927, as " Philips
Philips
Portuguesa S.A.R.L.". Currently, Philips
Philips
Portuguesa S.A. is headquartered in Oeiras near Lisbon
Lisbon
. There were three Philips
Philips
factories in Portugal: the FAPAE lamp factory in Lisbon; the Carnaxide magnetic-core memory factory near Lisbon, where the Philips
Philips
Service organization was also based; and the Ovar factory in northern Portugal making camera components and remote control devices. The company still operates in Portugal with divisions for commercial lighting, medical systems and domestic appliances.

Sweden

Philips
Philips
Sweden has two main sites, Kista, Stockholm County, with regional sales, marketing and a customer support organization and Solna, Stockholm County, with the main office of the mammography division.

United Kingdom

Philips
Philips
UK has its headquarters in Guildford
Guildford
. The company employs over 2500 people nationwide.

* Philips
Philips
Healthcare
Healthcare
Informatics, Belfast
Belfast
develops healthcare software products. * Philips
Philips
Consumer Products, Guildford
Guildford
provides sales and marketing for televisions, including High Definition televisions, DVD
DVD
recorders, hi-fi and portable audio, CD recorders, PC peripherals, cordless telephones, home and kitchen appliances, personal care (shavers, hair dryers, body beauty and oral hygiene ). * Philips
Philips
Dictation Systems, Colchester . * Philips
Philips
Lighting: sales from Guildford
Guildford
and manufacture in Hamilton . * Philips
Philips
Healthcare, Reigate . Sales and technical support for X-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, patient monitoring, magnetic resonance, computed tomography, and resuscitation products. * Philips Research Laboratories, Cambridge
Cambridge
(Until 2008 based in Redhill, Surrey
Redhill, Surrey
. Originally these were the Mullard Research Laboratories.)

In the past, Philips
Philips
UK also included:

* Consumer product manufacturing in Croydon
Croydon
* Television Tube Manufacturing Mullard Simonstone * Philips
Philips
Business Communications, Cambridge
Cambridge
: offered voice and data communications products, specialising in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications, IP Telephony, data networking, voice processing, command and control systems and cordless and mobile telephony. In 2006 the business was placed into a 60/40 joint venture with NEC. NEC later acquired 100% ownership and the business was renamed NEC Unified Solutions. * Philips Electronics Blackburn; vacuum tubes, capacitors, delay-lines, Laserdiscs, CDs. * Philips
Philips
Domestic Appliances Hastings
Hastings
: Design and Production of Electric kettles , Fan Heaters plus former EKCO
EKCO
brand "Thermotube" Tubular Heaters and "Hostess" Domestic Food Warming Trolleys. * Philips
Philips
Semiconductors, Hazel Grove , Stockport and Southampton
Southampton
, both also earlier part of Mullard. These became part of NXP. * London Carriers, logistics and transport division. * Mullard Equipment Limited (MEL) which produced products for the military * Pye Telecommunications Ltd of Cambridge * TMC Limited of Malmesbury
Malmesbury
* Pye TVT Ltd of Cambridge

NORTH AMERICA

Canada

Philips
Philips
Canada was founded in 1934. It is well known in medical systems for diagnosis and therapy, lighting technologies, shavers, and consumer electronics.

The Canadian headquarters are located in Markham, Ontario
Markham, Ontario
.

For several years, Philips
Philips
manufactured lighting products in two Canadian factories. The London, Ontario , plant opened in 1971. It produced A19 lamps (including the "Royale" long life bulbs), PAR38 lamps and T19 lamps (originally a Westinghouse lamp shape). Philips closed the factory in May 2003. The Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières
, Quebec plant was a Westinghouse facility which Philips
Philips
continued to run it after buying Westinghouse's lamp division in 1983. Philips
Philips
closed this factory a few years later, in the late 1980s.

Mexico

Philips
Philips
Mexicana SA de CV is headquartered in Mexico City. Philips Lighting
Lighting
has manufacturing facilities in: Monterrey
Monterrey
, Nuevo León
Nuevo León
; Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; and Tijuana
Tijuana
, Baja California . Philips Consumer Electronics has a manufacturing facility in Ciudad Juárez
Ciudad Juárez
, Chihuahua . Philips
Philips
Domestic Appliances formerly operated a large factory in the Industrial Vallejo sector of Mexico City but this was closed in 2004.

United States

Philips' North American headquarters in Andover , Massachusetts
Massachusetts

Philips' Electronics North American headquarters is in Andover, Massachusetts. Philips
Philips
Lighting
Lighting
has its corporate office in Somerset, New Jersey , with manufacturing plants in Danville, Kentucky , Dallas, Salina, Kansas
Salina, Kansas
and Paris, Texas
Paris, Texas
and distribution centers in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania El Paso, Texas, Ontario, California
Ontario, California
and Memphis, Tennessee . Philips
Philips
Healthcare
Healthcare
is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts. The North American sales organization is based in Bothell, Washington . There are also manufacturing facilities in Andover, Massachusetts , Bothell, Washington , Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
, Cleveland
Cleveland
, Ohio
Ohio
, Foster City, California , Gainesville, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
, Milpitas, California and Reedsville, Pennsylvania . Philips
Philips
Healthcare also formerly had a factory in Knoxville, Tennessee . Philips
Philips
Consumer Lifestyle has its corporate office in Stamford, Connecticut
Stamford, Connecticut
. Philips Lighting
Lighting
has a Color Kinetics office in Burlington, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
. Philips Research North American headquarters is in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
.

In 2007, Philips
Philips
entered into a definitive merger agreement with North American luminaires company Genlyte Group Incorporated, which provides the company with a leading position in the North American luminaires (also known as ˜lighting fixtures "), controls and related products for a wide variety of applications, including solid state lighting . The company also acquired Respironics, which was a significant gain for its healthcare sector. On 21 February 2008 Philips
Philips
completed the acquisition of VISICU Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
. VISICU was the creator of the eICU concept of the use of Telemedicine from a centralized facility to monitor and care for ICU patients.

OCEANIA

Australia And New Zealand

Philips
Philips
Australia was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in North Ryde, New South Wales and also manages the New Zealand
New Zealand
operation from there. The company currently employs around 800 people. Regional sales and support offices are located in Melbourne
Melbourne
, Brisbane
Brisbane
, Adelaide
Adelaide
, Perth and Auckland
Auckland
.

Current activities include: Philips
Philips
Healthcare
Healthcare
(also responsible for New Zealand
New Zealand
operations); Philips
Philips
Lighting
Lighting
(also responsible for New Zealand operations); Phillips Oral Healthcare, Phillips Professional Dictation Solutions, Phillips Professional Display Solutions, Phillips AVENT Professional, Philips Consumer Lifestyle (also responsible for New Zealand
New Zealand
operations); Philips
Philips
Sleep Philips
Philips
Dynalite (Lighting Control systems, acquired in 2009, global design and manufacturing centre) and Philips
Philips
Selecon NZ ( Lighting
Lighting
Entertainment product design and manufacture).

SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil

Philips
Philips
do Brasil (Portuguese : Philips
Philips
do Brasil) was founded in 1924 in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
. In 1929, Philips
Philips
started to sell radio receivers. In the 1930s, Philips
Philips
was making its light bulbs and radio receivers in Brazil. From 1939 to 1945, World War II
World War II
forced Brazilian branch of Philips
Philips
to sell bicycles , refrigerators and insecticides . After the war, Philips
Philips
had a great industrial expansion in Brazil, and was among the first groups to establish in Manaus
Manaus
Free Zone . In the 1970s, Philips Records
Philips Records
was a major player in Brazil recording industry. Nowadays, Philips
Philips
do Brasil is one of the largest foreign-owned companies in Brazil. Philips
Philips
uses the brand Walita for domestic appliances in Brazil.

FORMER OPERATIONS

Philips
Philips
subsidiary Philips-Duphar (nl) manufactured pharmaceuticals for human and veterinary use and products for crop protection. Duphar was sold to Solvay in 1990. In subsequent years Solvay sold off all divisions to other companies (crop protection to UniRoyal, now Chemtura , the veterinary division to Fort Dodge, a division of Wyeth , and the pharmaceutical division to Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Laboratories
).

PolyGram , Philips' music television and movies division, was sold to Seagram in 1998; merged into Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
. Philips
Philips
Records continues to operate as record label of UMG, its name licensed from its former parent.

Origin, now part of Atos
Atos
Origin, is a former division of Philips.

ASM Lithography is a spin-off from a division of Philips.

Hollandse Signaalapparaten was a manufacturer of military electronics. The business was sold to Thomson-CSF
Thomson-CSF
in 1990 and is now Thales Nederland.

NXP Semiconductors , formerly known as Philips
Philips
Semiconductors, was sold a consortium of private equity investors in 2006. On 6 August 2010, NXP completed its IPO
IPO
, with shares trading on NASDAQ
NASDAQ
.

Philips
Philips
used to sell major household appliances (whitegoods ) under the name PHILIPS. After selling the Major Domestic Appliances division to Whirlpool Corporation
Corporation
it changed from PHILIPS WHIRLPOOL to WHIRLPOOL PHILIPS and finally to just WHIRLPOOL. Whirlpool bought a 53% stake in Philips' major appliance operations to form Whirlpool International. Whirlpool bought Philips' remaining interest in Whirlpool International in 1991.

Philips
Philips
Cryogenics was split off in 1990 to form the Stirling Cryogenics BV, Netherlands. This company is still active in the development and manufacturing of Stirling cryocoolers and cryogenic cooling systems.

North American Philips
Philips
distributed AKG Acoustics
AKG Acoustics
products under the AKG of America, Philips
Philips
Audio/Video, Norelco and AKG Acoustics
AKG Acoustics
Inc. branding until AKG set up its North American division in San Leandro, California in 1985. (AKG's North American division has since moved to Northridge, California
Northridge, California
.)

Polymer Vision was a Philips
Philips
spin-off that manufactured a flexible e-ink display screen. The company closed in 2009.

PRODUCTS

Philips' core products are consumer electronics and electrical products, including small domestic appliances, shavers, beauty appliances, mother and childcare appliances, electric toothbrushes and coffee makers (products like Smart Phones, audio equipment, Blu-ray players, computer accessories and televisions are sold under license); healthcare products (including CT scanners , ECG
ECG
equipment , mammography equipment, monitoring equipment, MRI scanners , radiography equipment, resuscitation equipment, ultrasound equipment and X-ray equipment);

LIGHTING PRODUCTS

LED bulbs made by Philips.

* Professional indoor luminaires * Professional outdoor luminaires * Professional lamps * Lighting
Lighting
controls and control systems * Digital projection lights * Horticulture lighting * Solar LED lights * Smart office lighting systems * Smart retail lighting systems * Smart city lighting systems * Home lamps * Home fixtures * Home systems (branded as Philips Hue )

AUDIO PRODUCTS

The Philips
Philips
A5-PRO headphones

* Hi-fi systems * Wireless speakers * Radio systems * Docking stations * Headphones
Headphones
* DJ mixers * Alarm clocks

HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS

Philips
Philips
healthcare products include:

* CT scan
CT scan

Clinical Informatics

* Cardiology informatics (IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, Xcelera) * Enterprise Imaging Informatics (IntelliSpace PACS, XIRIS) * IntelliSpace family of solutions

Imaging Systems

* Cardio/Vascular X-Ray * Computed tomography
Computed tomography
(CT) * Fluoroscopy * Magnetic resonance imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) * Mammography
Mammography
* Mobile C-Arms * Nuclear medicine
Nuclear medicine
* PET ( Positron emission tomography ) * PET/CT * Radiography * Radiation oncology Systemsroots * Ultrasound
Ultrasound

Diagnostic Monitoring

* Diagnostic ECG

Defibrillators

* Accessories * Equipment * Software

Consumer

A typical Phillips Magnavox
Magnavox
VCR

* Philips
Philips
AVENTil

Patient Care And Clinical Informatics

64-slice CT scanner originally developed by Elscint, now a Philips
Philips
product

* Anesthetic gas monitoring * Blood pressure
Blood pressure
* Capnography * D.M.E. * Diagnostic sleep testing * ECG
ECG
* Enterprise patient informatics solutions

OB TraceVue Compurecord ICIP eICU program Emergin

* Hemodynamic
Hemodynamic
* IntelliSpace Cardiovascular * IntelliSpace PACS * IntelliSpace portal * Multi-measurement servers * Neurophedeoiles * Pulse oximetry
Pulse oximetry
* Tasy * Temperature * Transcutaneous gases * Ventilation * ViewForum * Xcelera * XIRIS * Xper Information Management

COAT OF ARMS/LOGOTYPE

*

Original Philips
Philips
shield introduced in 1938 *

Philips
Philips
shield in use from 1968 until March 2008 *

The Philips
Philips
logo in use until March 2008 *

The current Philips
Philips
logo *

Philips
Philips
Shield in use until November 2013 *

Philips
Philips
shield design introduced in November 2013

SPONSORSHIPS

In 1913, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Netherlands, Philips
Philips
founded Philips
Philips
Sport Vereniging (Philips Sports Club, now commonly known as PSV). The club is active in numerous sports, but is now best known for its football team, PSV Eindhoven , and swimming team. Philips
Philips
owns the naming rights to Philips Stadion
Philips Stadion
in Eindhoven , which is the home ground of PSV Eindhoven.

Outside of the Netherlands, Philips
Philips
sponsors and has sponsored numerous sport clubs, sport facilities and events. In November 2008 Philips
Philips
renewed and extended its F1 partnership with AT -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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