philips rocking the iF design awards and european patent office

Sometimes it’s nice to brag about your company… Philips has been honored with 47 prestigious awards at the 2014 iF design awards, including an unprecedented 4 Gold awards. The iF seal of good design is awarded by one of the world’s most influential design competitions. This year Philips has achieved the highest number of awarded entries in 2014, in the product category. According to the rankings:  Samsung is #1, with Philips in a very close #2 position, followed by Sony in #3.  Apple is down at #6. And you can bet that Philips covers its ass with IP: Royal Philips … Continue reading philips rocking the iF design awards and european patent office

Q+A from Philips Lumileds CEO

Interesting interview in Digitimes with Philips Lumileds CEO Pirre-Yves Lesaicherre. I particularly find interesting the comment that 1000 lumens of LEDs will cost $1 by the end of this year. Posted below for posterity:   The mid-power LED lighting trend: Q&A with Philips Lumileds CEO Julian Ho, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 12 September 2013] While mid-power LED chips account for only a small proportion of LED lighting currently, the proportion will grow fast over the next few years to reach about 50%, Philips Lumileds Lighting CEO Pirre-Yves Lesaicherre said during a Digitimes interview. Q: What is the trend of new LED lighting … Continue reading Q+A from Philips Lumileds CEO

lux magazine interview with Rogier van der Heide

A short interview with Rogier by Lux Magazine.  After working for him for a half year, I can truthfully say he lives by his words.  No meaningless corporate babble from Rogier; he deeply believes in the things he says and that he is attempting within Philips.  He has an astonishingly accurate read on customer service and ways to innovative the customer experience. Repost below: Chief design officer, Philips Lighting Joining Philips is an amazing opportunity It started over a coffee in Moscow. I was setting up an Arup office in Russia and I met Rudy and then later at some point he asked … Continue reading lux magazine interview with Rogier van der Heide