PHILIPS Concern today - known manufacturer of consumer electronics, the company is located in 60 countries. They employ more than 160 thousand employees. "Philips" produces medical equipment, cell phones, TDA series chips, lamps, radios, electric shavers, tape recorders, televisions, computers, laser discs, and more.
And for example, it will suffice to say that in 2005 sales of more than 30 billion euros. The scale of production are huge. And it all started with a small business.
Back in 1891, engineers brothers Gerard and Anton Philips in Eindhoven opened a small factory for the manufacture of light bulbs. This company has worked in the number of staff to 10 people. They were prepared on the day of lamps 100-200.
These World Intellectual Property Organization eloquently testify to the fact that the "Philips" is now - the leader in patented inventions. During all the past years since its formation over 115 group registered thousands of patents in more than 60 lines of business.
To represent all the activities of the concern over the past years, suffice it to say that the "Philips" has developed Xenon lamps for automobiles, the UHP-lamp, CD, mobile phone standard GSM, DVD technology, JPEG, MPEG. In 2005 alone, "Philips" has received a patent in 2404 in Europe and 874 patents in Taiwan. For comparison, it suffices to say that it is approximately two times larger than the "Samsung" or "Sony".
But progress on the concern does not stop. Each year it allocates to the research activities of 2.5 billion euros, accounting for 8.2% of the company revenues. Sometimes the search for yield very unusual results. For example, the company has developed and patented ... cowards. They differ from traditional themes that help to monitor your blood pressure. For hypertensive patients is a real find.
To the category of extraordinary can be attributed to other inventions opened the concern. This light-emitting textiles. Clothes made of flexible diodes of different colors, which emit light, does not lose its softness. This glowing effect gives a plurality of diodes that are integrated into the fabric. Incidentally, the diodes can be integrated not only in clothing, but also, say, curtains, towels. According to specialists, in this technology, called Lumalive, great prospects.