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Philips Lumileds LUXEON K2
Named Top Product of the Year 2007

Royal Philips Electronics Press Release FlashlightNews.org - 3/17/2008

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Company's flagship LED product recognized by Germany's 'Elektronik' magazine


Phillips Lumlileds LUXEON® K2 LED

Phillips Lumlileds LUXEON® K2 LED

SAN JOSE, Ca. - The LUXEON K2 power LED from Philips Lumileds, the world’s leading supplier of high power LEDs, was today named a top optoelectronic component of the year 2007 at the ‘Product of the Year’ awards held annually by Elektronik, one of Germany’s leading electronics titles.

Nominated by the magazine’s editorial team along with 110 other components in 10 categories, the LUXEON K2 was voted by readers of the publication as one of the top three components in the Optoelectronics category.

The award, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, invites the magazine’s 30,248 readers to vote for the most innovative and highperforming components in ten categories:

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“We feel honored that the LUXEON K2 has been recognized as a top high power LED by the readers of this prestigious magazine”, says Steve Landau, Director of Marketing Communications “The LED market is experiencing a period of rapid growth and exciting innovation, and this award highlights that Philips Lumileds is very much at the front of this race, solving the fundamental issues that face engineers who are designing with LEDs and developing pioneering products that make the never before possible a reality today.”

The awards were presented at a ceremony in central Munich last night (March 13).

About Philips Lumileds

Philips Lumileds is the world’s leading provider of power LEDs for everyday lighting applications. The company’s recent records for light output, efficacy and thermal management are direct results of the ongoing commitment to advancing solid-state lighting technology and enabling lighting solutions that are more environmentally friendly, help reduce CO2 emissions and reduce the need for power plant expansion. Philips Lumileds’ LUXEON LEDs are enabling never before possible applications in the general lighting, automotive, digital imaging, display, and signage markets. More information about the company’s LUXEON® LED products and solid-state lighting technologies can be found at www.philipslumileds.com.

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering people-centric, innovative products, services and solutions through the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 123,800 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $36.8 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2007, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, as well as lifestyle solutions for personal wellbeing. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.