Philips Semiconductors

Philips Semiconductors was a division of Philips from 1987 to 2006. It was one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, with a focus on consumer electronics and automotive applications. Philips Semiconductors was founded in 1987 through the merger of Philips’ semiconductor operations with those of Signetics, a US company that Philips had acquired in 1975.

Philips Semiconductors was responsible for a number of innovative products, including the first single-chip CD player and the first single-chip DVD player. The company also developed a number of important semiconductor technologies, such as CMOS and BiCMOS.

In 2006, Philips Semiconductors was spun off from Philips as an independent company called NXP Semiconductors.

Philips Semiconductors played a major role in the development of the semiconductor industry and its products have had a significant impact on the way we live and work.

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