Royal Philips — named after its founder Gerard Philips and his father Frederik — was for a long time one of the largest electronics companies in the world, entering the market in 1891 with lightbulbs. The company gained its royal honorary title in 1998 when it dropped “Electronics” and shifted its focus from consumer electronics to healthcare technology in 2013. At the same time, Philips introduced its new brand: “Innovation and You.”
The convergence of Philips’ consumer technologies that facilitate healthy living, medical technologies that help clinicians to deliver better diagnosis and treatment, and cloud-based technologies that support data sharing and analysis, are enabling more effective, lower-cost, integrated health solutions.
A leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as consumer health and home care, Philips employs approximately 80,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. Company headquarters are in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.