Philips founded in 1891 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, is a supplier of
products, systems and services in, among others the fields of electronics and
information processing. Royal Philips Electronics is one of the world's
biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest. It is a global leader in
color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, color picture tubes for
televisions and monitors, and one-chip TV products. The contribution of
Philips to the EUD-Net project is coming from Philips Research organization.
Philips Research, part of Philips Electronics N.V., was founded in 1914 in
Eindhoven, The Netherlands. It has expanded the scale and scope of its
activities to become one of the world’s major private research organizations.
With laboratories in nine different countries (The Netherlands, England,
France, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, the United States, India and China) and
staffed by around 3,000 people, our common vision is to create technologies
that will lead to products for improving people’s lives. Our activities have
led to the award of over 60,000 patent and design rights, and the publishing
of countless thousands of technical and scientific papers.
Scientists from a wide range of disciplines, from electrical engineering
and physics to chemistry, mathematics, mechanics, information technology and
software, work in close proximity, influencing and broadening each other's
views. This implies that Philips Research reaps the benefits of synergy and
cross-fertilization of ideas. In close cooperation with the Philips Product
Divisions, Philips Research generates options for new and improved products
and processes and produces important patents in many fields. Researchers of
the various Philips Research Laboratories world-wide are studying many fields,
e.g. miniaturization, low power, digitization, voice controlled systems,
system architecture, networks, human care, technologies for the future, etc.