Royal Philips Electronics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35569/all en Philips drops 'Electronics' name, in strategy switch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philips-drops-electronics-name-strategy-switch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch manufacturing giant Philips said Monday it intends to drop the word "Electronics" from its name as it shifts away from consumer-based entertainment towards health, well-being and lighting products.</p> <p>Based in Eindhoven in the southern Netherlands, Philips announced in late January it was selling its lifestyle entertainment branch which makes audio, video and multimedia products to Japanese company Funai in a 150-million-euro ($199 million) deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philips-drops-electronics-name-strategy-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronics Health Labor Philips Philips Royal Philips Electronics Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:31:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765922 at http://www.globalpost.com Philips drops 'Electronics' name, in strategy switch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philips-drops-electronics-name-strategy-switch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch manufacturing giant Philips said Monday it intends to drop the word "Electronics" from its name as it shifts away from consumer-based entertainment towards health, well-being and lighting products.</p> <p>Based in Eindhoven in the southern Netherlands, Philips announced in late January it was selling its lifestyle entertainment branch which makes audio, video and multimedia products to Japanese company Funai in a 150-million-euro ($199 million) deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/philips-drops-electronics-name-strategy-switch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronics Health Labor Philips Philips Electronics Royal Philips Electronics Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766000 at http://www.globalpost.com