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75 years as a leader in personal care

2014 marks 75 years of Philips leading the way in male grooming and beauty. Ever since the first Philips Philishave was introduced back in 1939, Philips has been transforming the electric shaving and beauty industries, with innovations including the now iconic triple-headed shaver, revolutionary hair removal technologies and, more recently, exciting skincare solutions. Having helped generations to achieve the look they desire, Philips looks forward to changing the lives - and appearances - of generations more with inspirational and impactful personal care innovations.

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Discover innovation that matters to you

At Philips, we want you to be healthy, live well, and enjoy life. We’re inspired by you…by understanding your needs and desires. We’re here to deliver innovation that matters to you, to your businesses, to your hospitals and to your families. Discover how we are improving people’s lives around the world every day.

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Brazilian stadiums lit up for kick-off

The eyes of the world are about to focus on Brazil as the South American nation hosts one of the world’s greatest sporting events. And nine of the 12 tournament stadiums will use Philips lighting. 

Eight façades, including Rio’s iconic Maracanã, will be illuminated with Philips LEDs, while five pitches have been equipped with floodlighting that simulates daylight to maximize the performance of players and officials. And the global TV audience of more than three billion will also benefit, as the lighting optimizes the experience for viewers at home, increasing the broadcasting quality of HD, 3D and super slo-mo replays.

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Official light partner of FC Bayern Munich

Official light partner of FC Bayern Munich

The Allianz Arena, home of the world-famous FC Bayern Munich, is set to also be the venue for Europe’s largest light illumination. A partnership with Philips Lighting, the world leader in LED and stadium lighting, will see the color palette used to light up its iconic façade jump from three colors to 16 million, thanks to the 380,000 Philips LEDs that will soon illuminate the stadium’s façade and bring life and drama to unforgettable sporting moments.  The new LED system will also be 60% more energy efficient than using conventional lighting.

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Allianz Arena
2013 Annual Report: reaffirming our commitments

2013 Annual Report: reaffirming our commitments

2013 was an important year for Philips as we continued to improve our performance while at the same time reaffirming our commitment to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Find out how we did this in our Annual Report 2013, which contains all the information you need on our financial, social and environmental performance over the past year.

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2013 Annual Report: reaffirming our commitments
Philips honored on Most Innovative Companies for 2014 list

Philips honored on Most Innovative Companies for 2014 list

Over the past 123 years, Philips has lit the world, brought music to the masses, and helped to revolutionize the healthcare industry, but we are still one of the freshest thinkers around.

That’s why Fast Company recognized Philips on its influential ‘50 Most Innovative Companies for 2014‘ list, as well as naming Philips in the top 10 of the Energy and Internet of Things subcategories.

“To win in such a fast-changing environment requires a new kind of business agility,” explains Fast Company editor Robert Safian. The listing was based on not only traditional markers but also "progressive, sustainable business models and an ethos of creativity".

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Bridge to somewhere: sparking city pride

Bridge to somewhere: sparking city pride

Corpus Christi photographer Jason Page tells how state-of-the-art lighting transformed Harbor Bridge into a landmark. City pride grew – and Jason’s business took off. Discover how Philips innovations improve the lives of individuals around the world.

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Bridge to somewhere: sparking city pride
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Philips support Breast Cancer Awareness

Philips support Breast Cancer Awareness

Shining a spotlight on the importance of early detection

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Philips support Breast Cancer Awareness
HUE

Control your lights from your smart device

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HUE
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Philips brings the magic of Disney right into your home

Philips brings the magic of Disney right into your home

Philips has announced a portfolio of innovative, inspiring and playful lighting products, combining Philips’ lighting expertise with Disney’s beloved characters.
The products - which include StoryLights, SoftPals, LED Candles and Micro lamps - feature Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and characters from Cars and Monsters Inc. They transform children’s bedrooms into imaginative spaces for reading, playing and sleeping. Children can interact with stories through connected lighting, fall asleep to the nightlights, or benefit from lights that promote healthy sleep patterns. Products will be sold in Europe and the US from September, with Asia and Canada to follow later in the year.

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Collaborate with Philips, bring your ideas to life

Collaborate with Philips, bring your ideas to life

At Philips, we know that innovation can come from anywhere. That’s why we’re always looking for partners with whom we can collaborate – to combine knowledge in new ways and create synergies.  With our idea submission website, SimplyInnovate, we aim to provide a clear channel through which you, the innovator, can connect with the relevant people within Philips.  If you have a potentially winning innovation that addresses an unmet need in the market, we want to hear from you.

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Collaborate with Philips, bring your ideas to life
A century of research into improving lives

A century of research into improving lives

2014 marks 100 years since Philips Research was established - a landmark that the company will celebrate throughout the year. Anton and Gerard Philips, the company’s founders, created the Natuurkundig Laboratorium in 1914 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Since then, Philips’ focus on innovations that touch lives has resulted in more than 165,000 granted patents, including game-changing X-ray tubes, radios that connect continents, pioneering shavers, as well as the very first audio cassettes and CDs. Today, Philips has one of the world’s largest corporate research organizations, employing 1,500 professionals across six locations.

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A century of research into improving lives
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A healthier glow: comforting young patients

A healthier glow: comforting young patients

Phoenix Children's Hospital is using Philips lighting to create a magical, comforting environment, while making the hospital less scary for young patients. Discover how Philips innovations improve the lives of individuals around the world.

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Innovations for digitally improved lives revealed at IFA in Berlin

Innovations for digitally improved lives revealed at IFA in Berlin

Philips unveiled a range of digital innovations in personal health and well-being at this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA). The event, which took place in Berlin, September 5 - 11, is a showcase for new consumer electronics and home appliances.

Highlights of the new Philips range included a smart air purifier to provide families with clean air and controlled via their smartphone; a smart baby monitor which connects digitally to smartphones as well as to Philips Hue lighting; and an app-enabled fully-automatic coffee machine.

Philips’ Pieter Nota also delivered the IFA Opening Keynote speech at IFA, focused on meaningful innovation in a digital age.

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Philips at IFA 2013 in Berlin
Philips career site

Philips career site

The new Philips career site is live! Find out what it's really like to work for Philips

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Philips career site
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Solutions for tackling cardiovascular disease unveiled at ESC Congress

Solutions for tackling cardiovascular disease unveiled at ESC Congress

Philips unveiled its latest leading-edge healthcare solutions at the European Society of Cardiology Congress. Developed in collaboration with leading cardiologists, the innovations span everything from diagnosis to treatment and aftercare, helping cardiologists to improve the quality of life for patients with cardiovascular diseases.

EPIQ, for example, is a first-of-its-kind ultrasound platform featuring ‘anatomical intelligence’, providing whole-organ 3D visualization that overcomes the challenges of traditional ultrasound. Philips also ran symposia and hands-on tutorials featuring advances in diagnostics, patient-centric informatics, and minimally-invasive treatment.

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EPIQ unveiled
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