Philips was founded in the Netherlands in 1891. Philips Corporation has not only produced an incredibly diverse assortment of products and solutions, it has produced a number of the consumer electronics industry's most notable inventions.
Before debuting in consumer electronics in 1925 with radio products, Philips made carbon filament lamps and patented x-ray tubes. After many successes with personal shavers and furthering the lighting industry, Philips invented the Compact Cassette in 1963, and followed that up with co-developing the LaserDisc, and co-inventing the Compact Disc, DVD, SACD, and Blu-ray.
Today, Philips is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, selling consumer electronics, lighting, appliances, personal care products and more.
In 2008, after years of struggling in the US market, Philips sold their US TV business to Funai in a brand licensing agreement.
Notable Philips products include:
Philips Pronto remote controls Philips Ambilight TVs, Philips HTS8100 sound bar
HomeTheaterReview.com's Philips product review include:
Philips HTS8100 soundbar Philips TSU500 ProntoNEO universal remote Philips Pronto TSU9400 universal remote Philips BDP7200 Blu-ray player Philips 42-inch Ambilight plasma HDTV
Similar companies include Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and LG.