* In 1891, physical engineer Gerard Philips and his brother Anton and his father Benjamin Frederik David (cousin of Karl Marx), with business training, Philips founded and set out to produce incandescent lamps in the area of Eindhoven, Brabant (Netherlands).
* As the business operated by the quality of the lamps and commercial ability Anton, in 1918 introduced a medical X-ray tube and a repair service for X-ray machines, had come the medical systems division.
* In 1925 conducted the first experiments in television company.
* In 1927 he started producing radios, mixers and other small appliances.
* In 1940, when it’s World War II, the country’s factories are destroyed by bombing perpetrated by the Luftwaffe. Meanwhile, the company sets up in Belgium, United States (U.S.) and London.
* In 1965 he produced his first experimental chip and starts throwing transistorized electronic equipment.
* In 1972 Philips founded the label PolyGram.
* In 1978 introduced its first VHS equipment manufactured in the UK and begin their cassette players massively transistor.
* In 1983, the result of joint work with Sony, is released on Compact Disc. Philips made its derivative as optical disk video player and Sony Laser Vision added the audio digitization system, which ultimately served not only audio, but also to store any data on a disc the size of a napkin.
* In 1990, Royal Philips Electronics sold the first TV equipped with the DC “close captions and Teletext.
* In 2006, Royal Philips Electronics sells 80% of Philips Semiconductors, which renamed NXP.
Since then, he made great developments for the Internet, developing computer technology and medical systems division continues to work on computers for diagnosis and treatment of ever more advanced.