The Netherlands-based company, Philips, opened in 1891 with the goal of producing reliable incandescent light bulbs at an affordable price. In the century plus since then, the firm’s engineers and designers have done ground breaking work in the technology field. The products Philips have developed range from the medical (Xray and CAT scan equipment) to communications (radio and television) to the personal (household appliances). An emphasis on technological innovation and creative collaboration has helped drive the company’s success. In addition to an Alessi-Phillips kitchen appliances venture of 1994, Philips partnered with Japanese electronics company SONY to introduce the compact disc and the DVD... more.