The Sauber team and Philips AG Consumer Electronics, Switzerland, have entered into a partnership agreement. Under this agreement Philips will be supplying the Swiss Formula One team with plasma screens, DVD equipment and LCD projectors primarily for the new wind tunnel but also for trackside use.
Philips will be providing other services, as well, in return for which the company will be granted various marketing rights, including use of the wind tunnel for exclusive events.
"Philips are one of the leading electronics companies and thus an optimal supplier of electronic equipment for our ultra-modern wind tunnel," Team Principal Peter Sauber said, expressing his delight about the team's new partner.
"Sauber and Philips - both names are synonymous for success in the world of high-tech. Our companies constantly invest in the future, with benchmark-setting results: Sauber are perfecting aerodynamics in the new wind tunnel, Philips are achieving high-resolution image quality with flat TVs thanks to Pixel Plus," said Rudolf Haeny, Head of Philips Consumer Electronics, Switzerland, commenting on the partnership.
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands are one of the world's biggest electronics companies, with sales of 31.8 billion euros in 2002. The company is a global leader in colour television sets, lighting, electric shavers, medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring as well as one-chip TV products.