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Singapore – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) announced today the opening of
its first LUXEON high power LED production facility outside of Silicon Valley. This new facility
will extend Philips Lighting’s LED leadership, while accelerating the growth of the solid state
lighting industry. Today’s official opening marks that the site has become operational in less than a
year since the company’ site selection was finalized. High volume production for the LUXEON
range of LEDs began in Q1 2007 with a workforce of 150 employees. This workforce will expand
to 900 employees when the facility is operating at full capacity.
The opening is part of Philips Lighting’s strategy to strengthen its leadership position in the fast
growing and rapidly emerging power LED market. LUXEON LEDs are used in city beautification
lighting, LCD displays, camera flash for mobile phones, automotive applications and various other
Theo van Deursen, CEO of Philips Lighting and member of Philips’ Board of Management,
comments: “As our industry shifts towards solid-state lighting, we have done EUR 2 billion in
strategic acquisitions to establish a leadership position in solid-state lighting across the value chain
from a component level with Lumileds to delivering total solutions with Color Kinetics. This new
facility in Singapore; will not only double the production capacity of our LUXEON power LEDs, it
will also strengthen our number one position in this field, and fuel our growth ambitions in lighting
that we outlined in Philips Vision 2010.”
Philips Lighting is focusing on the power LED market, which is expected to grow strongly over the
coming years. The long-lasting LUXEON® range of power LEDs matches the brightness of
conventional light sources and for the first time, will make it possible to replace incandescent,
halogen and fluorescent bulbs in many products with smaller, longer-lasting and more energy
efficient LEDs.
Welcoming the new investment by Philips, Mr Lim Siong Guan, Chairman of Singapore Economic
Development Board, said: “Philips Lumileds is a leader in LED lighting, an environmentally sound
application which meets the needs of energy and climate concerns. We are very pleased to be chosen
in their expansion strategy to reinforce their complex manufacturing presence here.”
Solid-state lighting is seen as the biggest revolution in lighting technology since Thomas Edison
invented the incandescent bulb. Although it has been a niche solution for general lighting markets in
the past, the creation of white-light LEDs a few years ago has transformed its potential. Over time,
solid-state lighting is expected to revolutionize the lighting industry. Philips Lighting’s applications
can already be found in all kinds of applications, such as for shops, city beautification and in homes,
enabling users to create atmospheres in the way that suits them best.
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For further information, please contacts:
Lim Bee Hong
Philips Electronics Singapore
Tel +65-6882 3605
Jeannet Harpe
Philips Lighting
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 20 59 77199
Steve Landau
Philips Lumileds
San Jose, California
Tel. +1 408 964 2695
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 products, services and solutions through the
brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs
approximately 128,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 27
billion in 2006, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring
systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, personal care and home appliances, as well as consumer
electronics. News from Philips is located at
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results of operations and business of Philips and certain of the plans and objectives of Philips with
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because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future and there are
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