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Eindhoven

(īnt`hō'fən), city (1994 pop. 196,130), North Brabant prov., S Netherlands, on the Dommel River. It is an industrial center and rail junction. Chartered in 1232, Eindhoven was a small town until the founding (1891) of the Philips Electrical Company; then the city rapidly expanded. The company became one of the world's major lighting, electronics, and healthcare equipment firms and a multinational corporation. In the 1980s much of its manufacturing was moved to Asia and, though elements of the company remain in Eindhoven, its headquarters were moved to Amsterdam in 1997. In World War II, the city was taken (Sept., 1944) by Allied troops in a major airborne operation; a simultaneous landing at ArnhemArnhem
, Ger. Arnheim, city (1994 pop. 133,670), capital of Gelderland prov., E Netherlands, a port on the Lower Rhine. It is an industrial, transportation, and tourist center. Textiles, electrical equipment, metal goods, and ships are manufactured.
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 failed. Eindhoven has a technical university and a noted design academy. The city is now a cultural and design center, with art and craft studios, design ateliers, cafes, retail shops, and other facilities in former factory buildings.

Eindhoven

 

a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant, on the Drommel River. Population, 192,600 (1977); greater metropolitan area, 360,700.

Eindhoven is an important transportation junction and a major center of the electrical-engineering and electronics industry. Plants of the concern N. V. Philips of the Netherlands produce radio and television equipment, sound-recording and sound-reproduction gear, electronic components, and household electrical appliances. Motor vehicles and bicycles are manufactured in Eindhoven, and the city’s light industry includes textiles, leather goods, and footwear. Eindhoven also has a food-processing industry. Eindhoven University of Technology (founded 1956) and a museum associated with the N. V. Philips company are located there.

Eindhoven

a city in the SE Netherlands, in North Brabant province: radio and electrical industry. Pop.: 206 000 (2003 est.)
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EINDHOVEN, Netherlands -- NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips ("NXP"), today announced that, after closing of the books of May 2009, the final cash position as of May 31, 2009 amounted to $1,136 million, including the reconciliation of cash in transit per month end and including some transactions that were in process at the end of the month.
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