CK deal leaves IP questions to be answered by Philips
Jed Dorsheimer comments on this year’s most talked about solid-state lighting acquisition – the purchase of Color Kinetics by Philips.
What did Philips see in CK? Was it the product portfolio, distribution, or IP? Our guess is a combination of each, as well as a general commitment to the market. Remember, Philips is also leading a coalition to phase out incandescent lamps – amounting to roughly 80% of all lamps sold by our estimates - within the next 10 years.
This article was published in the September/October 2007 issue of LEDs Magazine.
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