Philips today announced to invest EUR 40 million in LCD backlighting technology
that is used to improve LCD picture quality of widescreen televisions while at the same time energy
consumption will be lower.
Especially, the Philips Lighting factory in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, will benefit from this
investment as it will positively impact high-skilled employment. The lighting factory in Roosendaal is
the global competence centre for high-end fluorescent lighting products and technologies from Philips.
Theo van Deursen, CEO of Philips Lighting: "This investment shows our continuous ambition to set
the pace in the lighting industry combined with a systematic approach to seeking out new and fast
growing market opportunities. Our Aptura LCD backlighting technology is a major innovation in picture
quality that fully meets the needs and desires of the consumer."