When looking for a MRI Scanner, Amber Diagnostics is your go-to source for used and refurbished MRI Scanner equipment. And when considering your brand options, one of the best companies to trust with your MRI Scanner is Philips. Koninklijke Philips N.V., better known as Philips, is a Dutch technology company that is divided into three main segments: electronics, healthcare, and lighting. Philips’ extensive healthcare product line includes CT scanners, MRI scanners, PET/CT scanners, C-Arms, and more. In terms of their other products, Philips has been top of the line for over 120 years. The company was first founded in 1891 by industrialist Gerard Philips and his father in an empty factory building in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The very first factory is now used as a museum. Here are five other interesting facts about the company.
1.) Founder Gerard Philips’ father’s first cousin is Karl Marx, the famous philosopher and socialist.
2.) Philips has changed the way we view LED’s. They’ve created an LED called HUE, which allows people to “tune” lights to up to 16 million different colors. You can even control them remotely, adjust the color and intensity, and sync the light with music or atmosphere.
3.) Philips has 111 manufacturing facilities, 59 R&D facilities across 26 countries, and sales and service operations in around 100 countries.
4.) Philips released one of the first ever VCRs in 1972, and joined forces with MCA to launch the first commercial LaserDisc standard and players. Philips later joined with Sony to release the Compact Disc, which would later evolve into the DVD and Blu-Ray formats we use today.
5.) The nephew of Gerard Philips and later Philips’ president, Fritz Philips, saved the lives of 19,000 Dutch Jews during World War II. He did this by convincing the Nazi’s that the workers were invaluable to the company. Later, he was imprisoned by the Nazi’s for five months in which he was forced to open a workshop near the concentration camp in Eindhoven. He eventually protected the lives of another 382 Jewish prisoners. In 1996, Philips was awarded a Yad Vashem medal by Israel, a medal given to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.