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Philips Introduces Licensing Program

Royal Philips Electronics Press Release - 7/01/2008

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EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands - Today Philips introduces a patent licensing program for LED-based luminaires used in the general illumination, architectural and theatrical markets.

It is Philips' policy to share its intellectual property for basic control inventions for LED-based luminaires through licensing. This Philips IP addresses the basic control technologies required in a broad range of LED lighting applications. This new program extends the former Color Kinetics licensing program to enable faster growth of the Solid State Lighting market.

Rudy Provoost, Chief Executive Officer of Philips Lighting comments: "We are facing a market for LED luminaires that is growing more than 30% per year. This year we already see the entrance of LEDs in functional general lighting in many market segments. LEDs mark a new era of light, it is more than just switching on light. It can create beautiful atmospheres, enhance peoples' mood, while saving energy through efficiency."

"Having the technology is just one part of unlocking the potential of LED-based lighting. By licensing our technology we are able to open up the full potential of new LED lighting solutions to companies and consumers, helping the Solid State Lighting market to grow," adds Ruud Peters, Chief Executive Officer of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards.

Companies interested in being granted a license under Philips patents for LED-based luminaires are kindly requested to contact Philips Intellectual Property & Standards via

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands 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 134,200 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of 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

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