Philips Medical Systems Technologies Ltd. () is a developer and manufacturer of (CT), diagnostic and systems. The company was founded in 1969 as by and was acquired by Marconi Medical Systems in 1998, which was itself acquired by Philips in 2001.
Philips is organized into three main divisions: (formerly Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal Care), Philips Healthcare (formerly Philips Medical Systems) and Philips Lighting. Philips achieved total revenues of €22.579 billion in 2011, of which €8.852 billion were generated by Philips Healthcare, €7.638 billion by Philips Lighting, €5.823 billion by Philips Consumer Lifestyle and €266 million from group activities. At the end of 2011 Philips had a total of 121,888 employees, of whom around 44% were employed in Philips Lighting, 31% in Philips Healthcare and 15% in Philips Consumer Lifestyle.
Philips Ambilight projection, a new experience of light and motion
The classic Philips Ambilight system uses rows of LEDs mounted on the rear of the set to create a coloured halo of light on the wall behind the TV. The colours precisely match the on-screen content to create the impression of a larger image and to provide a more enjoyable viewing experience. The revolutionary Ambilight projection technology now frees the actual images from the constraints of the set by using nine tiny pico-projectors, each precisely positioned on the rear of the AmbiLux TV. Intelligent overlap technology allows a seamless projection of the onscreen image, motion and colour on to the rear wall surrounding the set. Precision technology ensures that the Ambilight projection system can project images with superior clarity, vivid colour and supreme contrast to create an immersive experience that truly breaks the boundaries of TV viewing.