Royal Philips 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. 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.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2015 sales of EUR 24.2 billion and employs approximately 113,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. Our healthcare business makes up 42 percent of our global sales revenue. With a century of history, and more than 450 innovative healthcare products and services, we are committed to helping you create meaningful moments of care, whether in the living room or the hospital room.
In an increasingly connected world, 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 enable data sharing and analysis, will be a key enabler of more effective, lower-cost integrated health solutions. This fits very well with our core strengths in professional healthcare and in consumer health and well-being.
Philips Research (www.research.philips.com) is a global organization that helps Philips introduce meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives. It provides technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and – where needed –first-of-a-kind product development. We put people at the center of our work, responding to their aspirations, needs and desires while constantly achieving better energy efficiency and higher levels of sustainability. This approach, together with our Open Innovation strategy which leverages the joint innovative power of partnering companies and researchers, has led to more than a century of breakthrough innovations.
The Embedded Systems department creates first of a kind products and prototypes of which the building blocks – like embedded platforms and interfacing solutions – are reusable in products. Integration of multidisciplinary systems in which software and electronics are dominant is one of its main activities. The department takes the technical lead in integration projects (development or proof-of-concept), has extensive knowledge of product development processes required for medical and other devices.