2017-03-21

Smooth Traffic Flow Through Automatic Barriers: Infrared LED Optimizes License Plate Recognition

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its offering of high-power infrared LEDs for illumination solutions to include a new wavelength (810 nm). This development will benefit camera systems, such as those used to read license plates. They can use this additional wavelength to improve image contrast making it easier to read patterns from recorded images. Moreover, camera sensors have higher sensitivity at 810 nm. At the same optical output, the new device therefore extends the range of camera systems as compared to 850 nm. 
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2017-03-21

An Individually Designable Luminaire Range from Osram Ideally Displays Retail Merchandise

The Vistosa track spot from Osram Lighting Solutions allows a wide diversity of merchandise to be displayed in the very best light. The extensive product family enables a range of practical and flexible design options for displaying fresh food as well as electronics and building articles with high sales-promoting impact in the retail sector.   
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2017-03-08

Infrared LED Protects Mobile Computers From Unauthorized Access

Facial recognition is considered a highly secure form of biometric identification. The system records the user’s face and detects typical features independent of facial expressions. However, to identify these features accurately and reliably, the software requires high-quality images. This means illuminating the face brightly and evenly, without shadows – and for this method to safeguard laptops and tablets, it also has to work in a wide variety of lighting conditions. The solution lies in additional illumination of the face with infrared light. 
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2017-03-07

Osram Infrared LEDs Establish Communication Between Distributed Luminaires

Organic Response Lighting Control Systems are designed to operate wide area lighting installations with maximum energy efficiency while still maintaining a high level of comfort. The key lies in a distributed intelligence which enables the system to react to the presence of persons in the immediate vicinity, as well as to those further away.
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2017-03-07

Retail Technology Awards Europe: Osram Supports the Award Winner Bollag-Guggenheim with Location-based Services

For the 10th time, the EHI Retail Institute has presented the retail technology awards europe (reta) at the EuroShop 2017 trade fair to honour the best IT solutions in retailing. Three equally-ranked award winners were selected in four categories. The Swiss company Bollag-Guggenheim AG won the award for “best-in-store solution”. By using retail analytics and beacon technology, it has generated real added value at the POS. The retailer uses the digital technologies of Osram and its software partner beaconsmind.  
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2017-03-06

Chinese Consortium Completes Acquisition of Osram's LEDVANCE

The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective on March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.
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2017-03-03

Scriptus luminaire range from Osram for individual light in offices

The new Scriptus range of luminaires fulfils all functional and aesthetic standards for Human Centric Lighting. The separately controllable direct and indirect distribution light units guarantee users high levels of individuality for personal settings and maximum visual comfort. In addition to 3000K and 4000K light colours, versions with Tunable White (TW) are also available.
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2017-02-24

Osram Introduces Advanced IRED for Iris Recognition

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new SFH 4787S infrared LED (IRED) for iris scanners illuminates the eyes so evenly that the software identifying the iris pattern now hardly needs to correct artefacts. 
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2017-02-16

Osram & Philips ODM factory Dabogen Unveils New 3-Face Light Strip

China's Dabogen Lighting, a LED PU strip ODM factory for Osram and Philips, just developed a new 3-face light LED PU strip. It can be used in high-end projects, especially for curved surface construction in the future.  
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2017-02-14

Car park luminaire from Osram for greater energy efficiency and safety

Maximum safety for people and vehicles in publicly-used car parks is optimally achieved with the new Siteco luminaire Compact Monsun LED Parking. State-ofthe-art LED technology with 4,500 lm rated luminous flux and improved vertical illumination now provide optimum lighting and greater safety in multi-storey car parks. The luminaire is also equipped with a high frequency sensor that controls light according to movement in the car park.
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2017-02-14

The FLINGO project: an international team of experts improving the properties of LEDs

Given the growing demands placed on the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs, engineers are paying more and more attention to the advancement of new material properties. To this end, the FLINGO project (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) was established to develop new materials (layers, in particular) and processes to improve the efficiency and durability of LEDs. As the project coordinator, Osram Opto Semiconductors is working with renowned universities, research institutes and companies to maintain and improve market leadership in innovative LED products. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is sponsoring the FLINGO project – set to run through January 2020 – as part of the M-ERA.NET EU initiative, an EU-financed network set up to support the coordination of European research projects.
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2017-02-14

Osram Receives Order For Campus Modernization From University of Nebraska Medical Center

Osram recently won a contract with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), a 7.5 million-square-foot campus in Omaha, Nebraska.
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2017-02-12

Osram to Launch A Massive Recruitment in Germany to Respond to Rising IR Demand

Osram’s spokeman told Reuters it foresees a rapid increase in demand for its infrared components in the light of the introduction of the state-of-the-art iris-scanning identification in mobile devices. Osram plans to recruit around 1,000 new talents at its factory in Regensburg, Germany.
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2017-02-09

Osram Starts New Fiscal Year With Accelerated Growth

- First-quarter revenue rises almost 8 percent on a comparable basis  - Adjusted EBITDA margin at 18.0 percent  - Osram confirms outlook for fiscal 2017
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2017-02-07

Osram Acquires Lighting Services Provider Maneri-Agraz

Osram has strengthened its service business in the U.S. and acquired the business operations of Houston, Texas-based Maneri-Agraz Enterprises, a national provider of energy-efficient lighting solutions in commercial and industrial facilities. The profitable company has annual revenue in the low double-digit millions (based on U.S. dollars). Maneri-Agraz’s client base includes large, well-known food and beverage manufacturing and distribution facilities, as well as technology companies and aerospace facilities, among others. Maneri-Agraz will be part of Osram’s service division Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS), which is a segment of Osram’s Lighting Solutions business unit. 
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2017-02-06

Market launch of an energy-saving champion

Ledvance, the fully-owned Osram subsidiary, is bringing the flagship of its current Substitube portfolio to market in February that enables energy costs to be reduced by up to 90 percent compared to applications with traditional fluorescent tubes. The LED replacement for T5 tubes is also new to the portfolio, featuring real glass that prevents undesired expansion and sagging of the lamps.
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2017-02-06

German Government Approved Osram’s Lamps Unit Sale to Chinese Buyers

It is reported by Reuters on 30th of Jan that a spokesman of lighting manufacturer Osram announced the company has been approved by the German government to sell its Lamps unit to an association of Chinese bidders for 400 million euros (USD 425 million).
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2017-01-26

Siemens New Headquarters in Munich Seen under New LED Lights

The new Siemens corporate headquarters in Munich, Germany has a forward looking and variable spatial design and utilization concept. This places high demands on the lighting, which must not only be energy-efficient but flexible as well. Osram supplied the lighting solutions, fulfilled the requirements of the globally active technology corporation and also demonstrated that light can be more than just lighting. The light in this case supports the successful architectural unison of heritage building sections with a highly modern new construction, and the well-being of approximately 1,200 employees at the site. The integration of various lighting scenarios in a light management system ensures utilization of light according to needs and therefore high energy efficiency.
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2017-01-11

Osram's Sale of Ledvance Anticipated to Receive Green Light from German Government by 2Q17

Osram is close to receiving approval from the German government to go ahead with the sales of its general lighting business LEDVANCE to a Chinese investment consortium headed by IDG Capital Partners (IDG), reported DrivingVisionNews.com.
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2017-01-11

Osram CFO Quells Chinese Investor Acquisition Rumors

Osram CFO Ingo Bank doused rumors fueled in late 2016 about acquisition talks with Chinese investor Go Scale Capital during an interview with Bloomberg recently.
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2017-01-06

Rinspeed’s Concept Car Oasis Employs Osram LED Headlights

Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company and the global No. 1 in automotive car lighting, is the exclusive lighting supplier for Oasis, the latest concept vehicle from Rinspeed. The Switzerland-based think tank is known for its visionary mobility concepts and this latest concept vehicle is designed to reimagine what the driverless vehicle experience could look and feel like in the future. Rinspeed will launch the Oasis at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The vehicle will be on display during CES 2017 at the Harman exhibit at the Hard Rock Hotel, Jan. 4-7, 2017.
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2017-01-05

Osram Showcases Advanced Laser Headlights and Other Lighting Technologies at CES

Osram, the global No. 1 in automotive car lighting, will unveil its latest high-tech automotive applications at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8, 2017. “Osram’s car lighting technologies are designed to offer drivers smart and stylish design options, but most importantly, to significantly enhance road safety,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. “Laser-based car lighting is much brighter and enables a doubled high-beam range. The improved down-road visibility and clarity for the drivers increases safety for all on the road.” The fatality rate of night-time travel is up to four times that of day-time travel. A glare-free full-beam is another of Osram’s solutions to enhance visibility.
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2016-12-30

Goodbye Bitter 2016: Review of Major Trends of the Year (Part 1)

Before celebrating the New Year, Chinese-language newspaper UDN in Taiwan has a tradition of conducting an annual poll, requesting readers to pick out a word that best represents the year. For 2016, the Taiwanese people chose the Chinese character Ku (苦), which can be translated as a bitter taste, hardships or even a painful experience. Asked how 2016 went, most in the LED industry would probably agree it was another hard year that left a particularly bitter aftertaste.
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2016-12-15

Osram Celebrates 110th Birthday on Ice

High-performance sport meets high-performance lighting: Osram crowned the celebrations commemorating the 110th brand anniversary with a spectacular event at the top of the Zugspitze, attended by some of Germany's best ice hockey players. Eight members of Germany's championship winning team, EHC Red Bull Munich, played an evening ice-hockey game against a stunning alpine backdrop, with the help of high-tech lighting provided by Osram.
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2016-12-09

Westin Excelsior Hotel in Rome Illuminations Celebrates Osram’s 110-year Brand Anniversary

Lighting manufacturer Osram, which celebrates its 110-year brand anniversary this year, is joined by another famous institution: the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Rome was opened in 1906 and is therefore celebrating its 110 years anniversary. To mark the occasion, Claypaky – a company of the Osram group – illuminated the venerable hotel, whose past guests have already included celebrities like Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth Taylor and the Rolling Stones, in a particularly spectacular fashion from November 5 to 20. Following the video projection shown at the Patent Office in Berlin during the Festival of Light in October, this was the second lighting installation being presented by Osram for its brand anniversary. 
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2016-12-07

Osram’s New LED Streetlights for Illuminating Towns and Cities

The new, decorative DL 30 LED town and park luminaire from Osram radiantly illuminates towns and cities. Whether for squares, crossings, parks or residential areas, the new LED generation for illuminating urban areas meets the essential requirements of municipal authorities and architects: innovative functions in combination with a high-quality design, providing modern, inspiring options for designing urban environments. 
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2016-12-06

“House of Wonders“ at Munich Modern Art and Design Museum Lit up with LEDs

The new Scriptus LED luminaire from Osram already underscores its aspirations upon its launch at the Pinakothek der Moderne. The indoor luminaire was selected for the "House of Wonders" design exhibition by Werner Aisslinger currently to be seen in the Pinakothek der Moderne art and design museum in Munich, Germany. Together with an OLED luminaire survey, two contributions from Osram have thus managed to centrally enrich the exhibition of the internationally renowned designer.
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2016-12-06

Osram Launches IR LED for Fitness Bands Sensor Applications

The new IR Topled D5140 photodiode from Osram Opto Semiconductors requires considerably less pc board space than before. It enables more compact sensors to be produced for monitoring fitness levels, for example in fitness armbands. The spectral sensitivity of the D5140 has been optimized for visible light and allows precise heart rate measurements using red or green light. The component is also ideal as an ambient light sensor. 
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2016-11-24

Osram Clinches Global SSL Showcase Top 100 Award

Osram Lighting Solutions was distinguished with the Global SSL Showcase Top 100 Award by the International Solid State Lighting Alliance (ISA) for its spectacular LED solution in the "Wuhan – Two Rivers and Four Banks" project. The world's largest synchronized LED light show extends across 320 buildings, has a length of 20 km, and covers the banks of the two rivers Jangtse and Han that flow through the city. Osram also received the coveted award last year for its unique lighting solution in the Sistine Chapel.
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2016-11-17

Osram Provides UV Lighting System for Purification in Air Conditioning Systems

Air-conditioning systems can be breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, particularly if they are not cleaned regularly. What’s more, air conditioning systems can distribute these pathogens throughout the entire room. With Air Zing 2020 from Osram, a UV light based retrofit solution for window air conditioning units these germs and organisms are being effectively combated for the first time. The UV light produced by the device covers the air and the heat exchanger within the air conditioning system, deactivating organisms such as mold, bacteria and viruses.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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