General Electric Logo – The General Electric Company ( NYSE : GE ), also known as GE , is a corporation conglomerate multinational infrastructure, financial services, and highly diversified media originating from the U.S. . Originally built in Schenectady , New York , the company currently based in Fairfield , Connecticut . From energy, water, transportation and health to financial services and information, GE is present in over 100 countries and has over 300,000 employees throughout the world.
GE operates through four segments: Energy , Technology Infrastructure , Capital Finance and Consumer & Industrial . is also the owner of the media company NBCUniversal . GE is one of the symbols of U.S. capitalism, being a multinational company present all over the world and in many sectors. In 2011 , the company was honored by Fortune for sixth place on the list of the largest firms in the United States, and fourteenth on the list of U.S. companies more profitable. Other classifications for 2011 included as the seventh company leaders ( Fortune ), the fifth largest global brand ( Interbrand ), the 82nd company “green” ( Newsweek ), the thirteenth most admired company ( Fortune ), and the nineteenth most innovative company ( Fast Company ).
GE has one of the organizations most diversified industrial research in the world, GE Global Research, across which offers technology to all businesses of the company. GE Global Research has been the cornerstone of GE developments and technology for over 100 years and is currently focused on developing innovations in areas such as molecular medicine , alternative energy , nanotechnology , advanced propulsion and security technologies.
GE Global Research is headquartered in Niskayuna (New York) and has research centers in Bangalore ( India ), Shanghai ( China ) and Munich ( Germany ). In the GE Research Centers have invented the first light bulb incandescent carbon filament (in 1879), the machine of X rays (in 1896), the electric fan (in 1902), toaster (in 1905), the refrigerator (in 1917), the fluorescent lamp (1938), the silicones (in 1940), the first jet engine in the U.S. (In 1941), the plastic Lexan (in 1953), quartz ingots that made the revolution of the optical fiber in telecommunications (in 1981), and 4D ultrasound system (in 2002).