Eindhoven – the silicon valley of Europe

A recent visit to the Philips Museum in Eindhoven, made me realize all the great entrepreneurship that Eindhoven has had in the last century. A simple example is the legendary Philishave. The first model was introduced in the market in 1939! I can’t help wondering when was it that they started researching this concept if it was actually introduced in the market in 1939. A friend tells me that the patent on this invention is one of the few that Philips is not lincencing due to the great profits that it yields up to this date.