Philips Sells TV Division to TPV Technology

Philips and TPV Technology, which specializes in LCD screens and monitors, will enter a joint venture with Philips holding a 30% stake.

Electronic and medical equipment giant Philips said on Nov. 1 it had reached a deal to sell its television division to Hong Kong-based TPV Technology, only weeks after saying negotiations were doomed.

In the complex deal, Philips and TPV Technology, which specializes in LCD screens and monitors, will enter a joint venture with Philips holding a 30% stake.

The Dutch giant said the transaction would be finalized by early 2012 once authorities had approved the deal and that the final sale price would be based on average earnings over three years.

Philips, which employs 120,000 people, was centered for decades on making televisions and electrical devices for the home.

About 10 years ago it began developing a medical equipment division, providing such material as scanners and lighting systems.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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