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Philips Semiconductors - NXP

Philips Semiconductors, the company was sold to a consortium of private equity investors in 2006, at which point the company's name was changed to NXP

Silicon Valley-based Signetics, the "first company in the world established expressly to make and sell integrated circuits" and inventor of the 555 timer IC, was acquired by Philips in 1975. At the time, it was claimed that "with the Signetics acquisition, Philips was now number two in the league table of semiconductor manufacturers in the world." In 1987, Philips-Signetics, a unit of Philips, was ranked Europe's largest semiconductor maker, with sales of $1.36 billion in 1986.

Philips acquired VLSI Technology in June 1999. At the time, the acquisition made Philips the world's sixth largest semiconductor company.

In December 2005, Philips announced its intention to legally separate its semiconductor division, Philips Semiconductors, into an independent legal entity.

In September 2006, Philips completed the sale of an 80.1% stake in Philips Semiconductors to a consortium of private equity investors.

Philips Semiconductors Distributor Active Electronic Components Distributor Royal Philips Electronics is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest with sales of €29 billion in 2003.

Philips has five product divisions: Consumer Electronics; Domestic Appliances & Personal Care; Lighting; Medical Systems and Semiconductors.

 
Products:
Devices:
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Domestic Appliances & Personal Care
  • Lighting
  • Medical Systems
  • Semiconductors
Applications:
     
  • Analog and mixed-signal devices
    • Data converters
    • Miscellaneous devices
    • Signal amplification
  • Audio
    • AM receiver
    • Amplifier line driver
    • Amplifier line receiver
    • Amplifier/laser supply CD
    • Antenna diversity
    • Car radio on-off logic
    • Car radio receiver ICs
    • Car radio sound control
    • Control noise
    • Decoder RDS/VWF
    • Decoder servo
    • Decoder stereo
    • Decoder/encoder CD Audio
    • Driver CD actuators
    • Processor DSP
    • Receiver AM/FM
    • Receiver FM
    • Synthesizers
    • Tape head amplifier
  • Bus devices
    • CAN bus
    • CAN/LIN Sytem basis chip
    • I²C-bus
    • IEEE1394
    • J1850
    • LIN-bus
    • USB
  • Clocks & Watches
    • PCA2000 32 kHz watch circuit with programmable adaptive motor pulse and EOL
    • PCA1461U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA1462U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA1462U/7/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA1462U/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA1463U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA1467U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA1485U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA1487U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA1601U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with EEPROM
    • PCA1602T/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with EEPROM
    • PCA1603U/7/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with EEPROM
    • PCA1607U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with EEPROM
    • PCA1621U/7/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with EEPROM
    • PCA1625U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with EEPROM
    • PCA1626U/10/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with EEPROM
    • PCA1626U/F2 32 kHz watch circuits with EEPROM
    • PCA2001 32 kHz watch circuit with programmable adaptive motor pulse
    • PCA2002 32 kHz watch circuit with programmable pulse width
    • PCF1175CT/F2 4-digit duplex LCD car clock
    • PCF1175CU/10/F2 4-digit duplex LCD car clock
    • PCF1178CT 4-digit duplex LCD car clock
    • PCF1178CU/10 4-digit duplex LCD car clock
    • PCF1179CT
  • Data Communications
    • Amplifiers
    • Drivers
    • Modem
    • Serial data controllers (UART/USART)
  • Discretes
    • Complex discretes
    • Diodes and rectifiers
    • MMIC amplifiers and mixers
    • Sensors
    • Thyristors (SCRs), triacs and trigger devices
    • Transistors
  • Display drivers
    • B/W LCD graphic drivers
    • Colour LCD graphics drivers
    • Greyscale LCD graphic drivers
    • LCD character drivers
    • LCD segment drivers
    • TFT LCD controllers
    • TFTsource drivers
  • Identification & Security
    • Car Access & Immobilizer ICs
    • Contact Smart Card Reader ICs
    • HITAG RFID Components
    • I-CODE Smart Label ICs
  • Logic
    • Analog switches
    • Buffers/drivers
    • Bus arbiters
    • Bus switches
    • Clock devices
    • Comparators
    • Counters
    • Decoders/demultiplexers
    • Encoders
    • FIFO registers
    • Flip-flops
    • Frequency dividers
    • Full adders
    • Gates
    • GTL to TTL translators
    • Inverters
    • Latches
    • Level shifters
    • Logic translators
    • Memory address latches
    • Memory interface
    • Multiplexers
    • Multivibrators
    • Open drain translators
    • Parity generators/checkers
    • Phase locked loops
    • Printer interfaces
    • Registered drivers
    • Registered transceivers
    • Schmitt-triggers
    • Shift registers
    • Timers
    • Transceivers
  • Microcontrollers
    • 16/32-bit ARM7 (LPC2000)
    • 8-bit 80C51 architecture
    • Dedicated products
    • XA Series (16-bit eXtended Architecture)
  • Peripherals
    • Clock circuit
    • Relay driver for automotive
    • Touchscreen controller
  • Power & Power management
    • Automotive Intelligent Power
    • Automotive MOSFETs
    • Battery management
    • Lighting ICs
    • Linear Voltage Regulators
    • Motor Drive ICs
    • Power Bipolar Transistors
    • Power Conversion
    • Power Diodes
    • Power Management Units (PMUs)
    • Power MOSFETs
    • Rectifiers
    • Triacs & Thyristors
  • Video
    • Amplifier Deflection
    • Amplifier RGB
    • Analog front end
    • Controller Deflection
    • Controller Teletext
    • Decoder Stereo Audio
    • Decoder Video
    • Demodulators TV
    • Encoder Video
    • OSD display
    • Processor Nexperia
    • Processor Video
    • TV Signal Processors
    • TV Tuner
  • Wired communication
    • Digital answering machine
    • Infrastructure CATV-HFC
    • Interface/handsfree
    • Interface/transmission
    • Optical networking
    • Receiver/Call interface
  • Wireless communication
    • Bluetooth
    • Frontend
    • IF system
    • Modulator
    • Power amplifiers, transmitters and switches
    • RF power modules
    • RF switches
    • Synthesizer
    • Transceiver