1940 – 1970
A succession of technology breakthroughs
Science and technology underwent tremendous development in the 1940s and 1950s, with Philips Research laying the basis for later ground-breaking work in transistors and integrated circuits.
The year 1949 saw the introduction of the Philips Synchrocyclotron, enabling research into the treatment of malignant tumors.
The company also continued to make major contributions to the recording, transmission and reproduction of television pictures.
And in 1963 it introduced the Compact Audio Cassette, setting the global standard for tape recording.