Actually PHILIPS innovated much more in lighting than Lightolier could ever do, they make fixtures, Philips makes LIGHT, invented it all Car halogen, Low pressure sodium,superior LED,Xenon,for cars....without Philips Lightolier would have nothing to put in the fixtures. Philips didn't want product from Lightolier, they wanted distribution, just like when they took over Westinghouse Lamps decades ago
In the last 10 years PHG has just kept bailing on all the business lines, things they basically pioneered, tv displays, CE, audio, what has happened to Philips RESEARCH, was the world's largest private operation, creating things that changed the world, now it's a mere shell. Like Bell Labs, mismanaged and destroyed from within...kinda like the U.S.! Lighting is the core business of Philips, why bail on a div that is STILL #1 in the world? really bizarre! Philips used to do everything, now they barely do anything..ya can't keep selling off divs, there ain't nutin left to sell!
why would Philips bail on the lighting business, they STILL are the world's biggest and it makes money. Why why why, seems absolutely DUMB. they bought Genlyte for almost $3 BILLION to expand, then they bail on all of it? Huh? Why not grow some more get some Osram or some GE stuff, Maybe Philips has finally jumped the shark. they used to do everything, now they barely do anything, what kind of plan is that?
What would you say 5 years before it's all over? What does sony do that ain't done by others? they are yesterdays news. Invent nothing, Samsung and Lg have taken their playbook and made them burnt toast. If ya don't invent ya don't survive. Told ya so....At least Panasonic is doing lots of other type of industrys, like Philips, Ge, Siemens....Sony still makes some kind of video game junk?
Samsung invented nutin, like Sony and so many others...but Samsung has beaten Sony into the ground playing the games sony did to others....Sony doesn't matter, never did...Samsung right now is riding high, it too will flounder, without inventing it fades....they do market a lot, like sony used to...it doesn't last. inventions do
On what planet? SNE is toast. If Panasonic is getting out of tv's as PHILIPS did, SNE has no products to sell. they re fini'! Philips, Ge, Siemens, Panasonic do lots of other things, SNE makes a bunch of un needed #$%$. Games, is that old yet?
Impossible, are you nuts. They are even monitored if they are sitting in the seat or not, quit making up stupid #$%$. Now go text, put on makeup and eat and drink coffee while driving. UPS is probably the safest drivers out there!
I would trust any UPS driver anytime, they travel how many miles a day across the world! Stop and go all day long. Probably the safest bunch out on the roads.
Sony is fini'. It's over. All the hype in advertising doesn't negate the fact that they invent nothing, create nothing. Samsung and LG are the new copy machines for the 21st Century. Sony is selling stuff off. Bye Bye. Barely last 75 years and is now irrelevant. Yet GE, PHILIPS, Siemens continue onward and upward, doing things that matter.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Sony has about 5 years left, it is fini'. Has been for teh last decade, except they are too dopey to understand it. Of course they sell off, PHILIPS has re done everything in teh last 10 years, of course SNE waits until PHILIPS does it, then they follow. Sony sells it parts off, it is a ZERO. They do nothing, never had but follow. Panasonic is selling real estate to pay bills it too is falling.
A raw Raw? As in under cooked? Maybe a Rah Rah? Panasonic lost almost $10 BILLION, selling of real esate like Sony, who sold their office in NYC, which they bought when AT&T moved. Like when Mitsubishi bought Rockefeller center for a bit, thinking they would make a killing! HAHAHA, Rockefeller took it back, now GE is selling it all to Comcast, GE wins. Sony has about 5 years to go, tv will probably go to LG or Samsung or maybe Chinese TPV or others. Since they always follow PHG. A debt free "millionaire"....I guess you don't ow taxes, hahahahahahahaha, no such thing as not owing something to somebody! Real estate taxes, never go away...tool. You will ALWAYS be in debt to somebody, always. Face reality
Sony makes toys, Philips amkes things that matter, lighting, medical, and lots of other commercial industrial stuff. sony does nothing. But wait till Philips does something then they copy. Like selling off tv, Sony will probably hand it all to Samsung or LG, or some China company. Sony is selling real estate to pay bills! Fire sale yet?
GE decided not too, why? Philips needs to buy Osram from Siemens, for even bigger distribution and shelf space at more places and auto than Philips has now, not for teh products, but for the distribution more shelves. to stay way ahead of GE, if GE gets Osram it is gonna put a dent in Philips #1 position in lighting
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Or car Xenon lighting, improved LED lights, discovering sickle cell anemia in their microscope lab. Developing fold able battery, or make the xrd system that went to the moon.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Sam also has execs found guilty of crimes and not jailed, legit companies can't compete with unenforced laws. very lopsided competition. Samsung, LG, and others, are like Sony, Panasonic,etc. Up fast down fast. Yet the true innovators like GE, Philips, Siemens keep chugging along changing the world, doing what matters! Not making toys for this month's fad. Remember Chatty Kathy, or Pet Rocks? LE and Samsung are this century's fads. Have you seen how much non research or innovation comes out of Samsung or LG, yet Philips Reserach is probably the world's largest private reserach opeartion, making patents for others to use. RECALL WHEN SONY USED TO MATTER? HAHAHAHAHAHA
Sentiment: Strong Buy