En het bedenken van goed lopende producten,
CD, DVD, Bluray.
Spinoffs als Polygram, ASM en NXP.
1951 – introduced the Philishave two-headed rotary shaver, marketed in the USA under the Norelco name.
1963 – introduced the Compact cassette.
1963 – introduced the first domestic home video tape recorder, the 405 line 1" tape reel model EL3400.
1978 – introduced the laserdisc player, using technology invented in the 1960s.
1978 – introduced the Philips Videopac G7000 (pictured at right), a home video game console developed by its Magnavox division. Marketed in the United States as the Odyssey2 console. Variations of the console are sold worldwide through 1984.
1979 – introduced the Video 2000-system: a technically superior design, but a commercial failure.
1982 – launched the Compact Disc in partnership with Sony.
1983 – participated in developing the MSX home computer standard. This computer standard was mainly popular in Japan and the Netherlands.
1991 – introduced the CD-i, the Compact Disc Interactive system which had many video-game console-type features, but was not a sales success .
1992 – launched the ill-fated Digital Compact Cassette format.
1995 – manufactured the Atari Jaguar's CD add-on for Atari.
1999 – launched the Super Audio CD in partnership with Sony.
2000 - launched the luminaire Iridium.
2001 – successfully launched the Senseo coffeemaker, first in the Netherlands and from 2002 onwards, in other countries across Europe. It produces coffee by brewing from custom-made pads containing coffee grounds. The original Senseo pads are produced by Douwe Egberts. The Senseo has been available in the US since 2004.
2004 – Philips HomeLabs research center created the Mirror TV technology used in their MiraVision television line.
2006 – introduced the Blu-ray Disc in partnership with Sony.
2008 – introduced flatscreen with WOW VX technology. (3D tv)
2008 – introduced the Relationship Care range of Philips Intimate Massagers to the UK market.
The company receives a royalty on every DVD manufactured.
2009 – introduced the Philips Cinema 21:9 TV in a widescreen mode for HDTVs with an LCD display using the aspect ratio.
Noem het maar het bedenken van flops.