Philips

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Koninklijke Philips N.V., commonly shortened to Philips, is a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation that was founded in Eindhoven in 1891. 

Philips used to develop both OLED displays and OLED lighting. The company withdrew from the display industry in 2007 (it's Philips brand TVs are now developed and marketed by TP Vision) and in 2015 Philips sold its OLED lighting business unit to US-based OLEDWorks (which continues to offer OLED panels under the Lumiblade brand).

 

Here's our 2009 review of Philips' OLED lighting panels, and here's a second review we did in the same year of another panel. In December 2010 we posted an interview with Philip's OLED unit business chief.

Today TP Vision is developing OLED TVs (based on LG Display's WOLED panels), selling these under the Philips Brand.

Company Address

Philipsstr. 8
52068 Aachen
Germany

MicroLEDs used to fix and replace an old OLED lighting installation in Taipei

Many years ago, The W Hotel in Taipei installed an OLED installation called You Fade to Light, designed by rAndom International creative studio and powered by Philips' OLED lighting panels. This beautiful piece consists of 2,000 modules, each lighting up as a response to people moving in front of it.

After several years these OLED panels started to fail (and fade, which is rather ironic given the installation's name), and now the hotel replaced the OLED panels with microLED-powered panels. It is said that the microLEDs achieved the same level of uniformity and light output of the OLEDs, maybe even surpassing them.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 05,2023

Omdia: Samsung to increase QD-OLED TV panel shipments in 2023, LGD to lose OLED TV market share

Omdia posted an interesting market analysis, saying that Samsung Display is looking to increase its OLED TV market share, and will push QD-OLED TV shipments strong in 2023. SDC will increase shipments by 141% in 2023, and will continue to increase production.

Samsung's production increase will be met by an increased number of suppliers - not just Samsung and Sony as in 2022, but other companies will start offering QD-OLED TVs (Philips, TCL and Sharp).

Read the full story Posted: Jan 06,2023

Philips develops new software to solve burn-in issues in OLED TVs

Philips recently announced its latest OLED TVs, the OLED 805, and the company is apparently worried about burn-in issues, and it is developing software technology to mitigate such issues - specifically the problem with network logos.

Philips OLED805 photo

Pocket-lint reports that it has seen Philips' new technology being demonstrated. Philips' algorithm recognizes these logos, and reduces the brightness of the pixels that display the logo. This extends the lifetime of these pixels and should keep them at the same level as other pixels that do not display constant logos.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 28,2020

Philips to start offering its OLED TVs in the US in 2020

According to reports, Philips will bring its OLED 804 TVs to the US. The 804 Series uses LG's 55" and 65" WRGB OLEDs and feature Philips' 3-gen P5 Perfect Picture Engine, Ambilight on three sides, HLG and HDR10+ and Dolby Vision (maximum brightness is 1,000 nits).

The Philips 804 OLED TV is based on Android OS (v9) with built-in Google Assistant and a certified as "Works with Alexa". Philips also offers the OLED 854 which is the same TV but with a T-bar stand instead of the 804's slim metal feet.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 12,2020

OLED lighting 2019: out with the old, in with the new

OLED is an amazing technology for lighting - it creates beautiful, efficient and healthy light sources. OLED lighting has great promise but unfortunately the high price of production is a challenge that no one has managed to overcome and OLED lighting remains a small niche industry as of 2019.

In the early years, several large lighting makers (including GE, Philips, OSRAM, Panasonic, NEC and others) had active OLED lighting programs, but slowly almost all of these companies dropped out of the market - for various reasons - but the main one being that the large investments in large scale production are not certified to lead to market adoption and the competition with LED lighting is extremely difficult.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 11,2019

Reports from Australia suggest that Hisense's OLED TV sales are low, Philips cancels plans to launch its own OLEDs

HiSense launched its Series X OLED TVs in Australia towards the end of 2018, with an initial price tag of $3,500 AUD for the 55" model. According to a new report from Australia, HiSense's OLED TV sales were lower than expected, to the point that HiSense lowered the price to $1,495 to clear its stock.

HiSense 55PX OLED TV photo

According to ChannelNews.au HiSense is likely losing money on each TV sold. According to reviews, Hisense's OLED TVs are not as impressive as OLED TVs from LG and Sony, and consumers are preferring to buy LG's OLED TVs as Hisense is not perceived as a premium brand.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 30,2019

Philips announces its 2018 OLED TV lineup

Philips (TPVision) announced its OLED TV lineup for 2018. Philips will offer three models, the OLED 973, OLED 873 and OLED 803. All of these 2018 TVs will be pretty similar, and all will feature 4K WRGB OLED panels, Philips' P5 "Perfect-Picture" processor, 3-sided Ambilight, HDR10, HLG and HDR10+ (will arrive in Q2 2018), Quad-core Android TV platform with Google Assistant and 16GB of memory.

Philips OLED 973 photo

The main difference is the TV design, and the 973 will also offer a 60W soundbar. The 973 and 873 will come in 65", while the 803 will also have a 55" option. The OLED 973 and OLED 873 will launch in Q1 2018, and the OLED 803 will arrive in the summer. Philips did not yet disclose the pricing of its new OLED TVs.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 26,2018

Philips to launch four new OLED TVs in 2018

In 2017 Philips launched its first OLED TV, the 55" 901F. According to FlatPanelsHD, Philips (or TP Vision, actually) is set to launch four new OLED TVs in 2018, including higher-end and lower end modules.

FlatPanelsHD noticed the following models: OLED973, OLED903, OLED873 and OLED803. All models will be available in 65" and the 903 and 803 will also be available in 55".

Read the full story Posted: Dec 02,2017

Philips first OLED TV, the 901F, is now shipping in Europe

Philips announced its first OLED TV, the 901F, in September 2016, and the TV is now starting to appear in European stores. The price for the TV (which comes in 55" only) is €3,500 in Germany.

Philips' 901F has s 55" 4K panel (LGD WRGB) and features include three-sided Ambilight (LED strips that add external illumination), HDR, Philips' own Perfect Pixel Ultra HD picture processing, integrated 6.1 sound system and a Smart TV powered by Android.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 22,2017