Philips is a technology
company based in Amsterdam. The primary divisions of the company are
focused in consumer lighting, consumer lifestyle, and healthcare. The
company was founded in the year 1891 by Gerard and Frederik Philips.
Currently, Philips is one of the biggest electronic companies in the
world employing more than 122,000 people throughout 60 countries. The
primary listing for Philips is on the Euronext stock exchange in
Amsterdam and the secondary listing is on the New York Stock
There are three main
divisions of the company, which are Philips, Lighting, Philips
Healthcare, and Philips Consumer Lifestyle. In the year 2012, the
company was the largest lighting manufacture in the world. In the
year 2013, Philips announced that it would sell the majority of its
consumer electronics operations to Funai Electric company in Japan.
However, by October of the same year the deal was broken off and the
consumer electronics division is still under the Philips company.
Philips has stated that they would seek damages for the breach of
contract by Funai in the sales process.
Philips provides user
guides and instruction manuals for all of their products. These are
designed so that you can get the most out of your Philips brand
products. These user guides can also typically be found online for