Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 104,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
Expanding its portfolio of healthcare solutions for low-resource countries, Philips launched the new range of Efficia patient monitors in Tanzania for the delivery of high-quality care at affordable cost, even in remote areas. Moreover, Philips developed a new diagnostic device to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia in countries such as Tanzania.
Philips and UCHealth, an integrated delivery network (IDN) in Colorado, USA, signed a multi-year agreement for the implementation of Philips’ IntelliSpace Picture Archiving and Communications Systems across the IDN to optimize its image sharing workflow, thereby enhancing patient care and driving projected USD 11 million cost savings over five years.
On China’s biggest day for online shopping, ‘double 11’, Philips was a leading brand in categories like Male Grooming, Beauty, Garment Care, Kitchen Appliances and Oral Healthcare, with some product ranges selling out within minutes. Male shaving products were particularly popular, with over half a million Philips shavers sold in 24 hours.
Oral Healthcare experienced double-digit growth, with very strong performance in North America, China and Germany, Austria & Switzerland. The Philips Sonicare 2 electric toothbrush range was cited by US retailer Target as one of the most popular items in their Black Friday pre-sale.
Building on the company’s leadership in connected lighting, Philips entered into a global strategic alliance with Cisco to address the growing worldwide office market. Integrating Philips’ connected LED lighting system with Cisco’s IT network will save energy, improve building efficiency, and enhance employee well-being and productivity.
Expanding on Philips’ smart street lighting offering, Los Angeles and San Jose are the first cities to benefit from Philips LED street lighting combined with wireless broadband technology from Ericsson. Philips SmartPoles will expand wireless broadband coverage, reduce energy usage by more than 50%, and provide brighter, safer streets at night.
Philips and Banyan Biomarkers entered into a joint development agreement to develop and commercialize a new handheld blood test to detect concussion. The partnership will broaden the application of Philips’ handheld diagnostics system and will strengthen its competitive position in pointof-care diagnostics for acute care settings, a new growth market for Philips.
Philips welcomed the 600th member to its LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs Licensing Program, which gives licensees access to its wide portfolio of patented LED system technologies and solutions. Philips has fostered the adoption of LED technology and LED industry growth through the licensing program since its inception in 2008.
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