Philips Interactive Media created the CD-i. Their headquarters are currently in the Netherlands.
Past and present CEOs:
- 1891–1922: Gerard Philips
- 1922–1939: Anton Philips
- 1939–1961: Frans Otten
- 1961–1971: Frits Philips
- 1971–1977: Henk van Riemsdijk
- 1977–1981: Nico Rodenburg
- 1982–1986: Wisse Dekker
- 1986–1990: Cornelis Van der Klugt
- 1990–1996: Jan Timmer
- 1996–2001: Cor Boonstra
- 2001 to date: Gerard Kleisterlee
Major consumer electronics productsEdit
- 1963 - introduced the Compact cassette.
- 1978 - introduced the laserdisc player, using technology invented in the 1960s.
- 1979 - introduced the Video 2000-system: a technically superior design, but a commercial failure.
- 1982 - launched the Compact Disc in partnership with Sony.
- 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.
- 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 - introduce flatscreen with WOW VX technology. (3D tv)