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Philips Museum: Philips' first success

Philips Museum: Philips' first success
The carbon-filament light bulb, the first product of Philips, was what turned Philips into an electronics giant. First made in 1891, in 1898 Philips received a historic order for 50,000 bulbs from the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

For a very small country, Holland has certainly nurtured and developed more than its share of world-renowned companies, and Koninklijke Philips (Royal Philips) is probably one the most famous ones of them. Founded in 1891 in Eindhoven, Philips over the decades has been known for its innovation in light bulb, radio, electric razor (Philishave), television, compact disc (CD) and other home entertainment products and diagnostic medical imaging equipment. In recent years, Philips has slowly departed from the low-margin consumer electronics products and focused on things that it's most competitive: lighting and healthcare equipment.

Interestingly, my brother worked for Philips Healthcare in New York state for a number of years, doing medical imaging equipment R&D.

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Chris 1971
Chris 1971
Gloeilampen are cool.
2 years ago.