Royal Philips Electronics

Philips 4Q Operational Results Improved 50%
January 31, 2013

Royal Philips Electronics reported that operational results improved by 50%, to EUR 875 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, even as net income was driven down by charges in the quarter. Comparable sales were up 3% in the quarter, and up 10% in growth geographies.

Consumer Lifestyle comparable sales were up 2%, with double-digit growth in the combined growth businesses - that is, Personal Care, Health & Wellness, and Domestic Appliances. Increases were partly offset by a sales decline in Lifestyle Entertainment.

Dolby, Philips Debut 3D Format
April 12, 2012

Dolby Laboratories and Royal Philips Electronics this week unveiled a new 3D format, which the companies say can deliver "full HD 3D content to 3D-enabled devices, including glasses-free displays."

Bringing Philips Back From the Brink
February 23, 2012

Meet the man with the considerable task of bringing Philips, Europe's largest electronics maker, back to life. When Sean Carney, the new Chief Design Officer at Royal Philips Electronics, walks into a boardroom with other C-suite executives, he likes to offer what he calls a "sanity check." He defines this as plunking down an award-winning object such as a set of cushy, blood-red headphones, say, or a sleek-looking necklace hiding a sensor that detects when an elderly patient has fallen and alerts caregivers. "First, you start these meetings with endless PowerPoint presentations

Dell Names Philips CEO Kleisterlee to Board
December 8, 2010

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Personal computer maker Dell Inc. said Wednesday it has named the president and CEO of Royal Philips Electronics NV, Gerard Kleisterlee, to its board of directors.Dell also appointed longtime board member Alex Mandl as its new presiding independent director. Mandl takes over that role from former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, 72, who is scheduled to retire from Dell's board in July. The presiding director oversees other independent board directors and helps set the meeting agenda with Dell founder, Chairman and CEO Michael Dell.Kleisterlee, 64, has been Royal Philips Electronics' CEO since 2001. The Dutch consumer

E-Reader Wars Get a New Entry
September 24, 2009

The Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader are about to get a new challenger, with the North American introduction later this fall of the iRex DR800SG

Royal Releases New GPS System
March 8, 2008

Royal has announced the release of a new, portable touchscreen navigation device called the Royal Expedition Navigation System. Working in the car and out, the system can find any address in the U.S. or Canada, as well as more than 2 million points of interest. The device, which comes complete with both a photo viewer and 2GB mp3 player, is now available at an MSRP of $249.99. For more information, visit What’s your opinion of this product? Talk about it in the Dealerscope forums.

Customer Service: Hot Topic at CES
January 7, 2008

The 2008 International CES’ focus is predominantly on relationships and connections. Companies are truly interested in the consumer, listening to their needs (or demands) and developing solutions that exceed expectations. When consumer electronics companies listen to the consumer, they hear that they want their devices faster, smaller, more intuitive, with the ability to connect to or directly provide services, like file sharing and printing for cameras, for example. Retailers’ attention to consumers’ desire will also pay off in selling these new items unveiled at CES. Pioneer Meeting the consumer demand is certainly the backbone of Pioneer’s latest and greatest innovations. For the

Anyware... And Make It Easy
February 1, 2004

By Gary Arlen President, Arlen Communications After the first dozen signs and flyers that shouted "Anywhere. Anytime," I lost track of how many CES exhibitors were making the same promise about their interoperable, interconnected, multi-format home-networking facilities. I couldn't even begin to try to confirm whether the wealth of devices or systems would actually serve me "anywhere" and "anytime." Even more significantly at CES last month, I heard countless warnings that these connections are still too difficult and too unreliable. To quote just a few cautionary remarks from prominent industry leaders: Consumer Electronics Association President Gary Shapiro in his welcoming remarks: "While