2016-12-20

Veeco Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Osram Opto to Supply MOCVDs to New Malaysia Facility

Veeco Instruments announced  that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH has completed an agreement naming Veeco as the supplier for Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and Precision Surface Processing (PSP) systems needed for high-volume LED production in Kulim. As part of the agreement, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has ordered multiple TurboDisc® EPIK®700 Gallium Nitride (GaN) MOCVD, and WaferStorm® 3306 PSP Wet Process systems.
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2016-11-07

Osram Opto Showcases 4-Channel Laser for LIDAR Systems in Self-Driving Cars

At electronica 2016 Osram Opto Semiconductors is showcasing a four-channel laser that takes LIDAR systems (Light Detection and Ranging) for autonomous or semiautonomous driving a step closer. The prototype laser has an extremely short pulse length and four parallel output channels. It therefore offers completely new options for detecting objects and a unique vertical detection zone. This milestone in modern laser technology will be used for the first time in scanning LIDAR sensors based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Such solutions do not need any mechanism to redirect the laser beam so they are less susceptible to wear and tear. Together with Innoluce, an Infineon Technologies AG company and specialist in laser scanner technology, Osram is showing what the future of LIDAR systems may look like.
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2016-10-14

Osram Opto: Optical Designs and Black Body package Technology Potential in LED Displays

Osram Opto’s advanced optical designs and light contrast technology might one day be applied in next gen LED manufacturing, said Byron Liang the German lighting giant’s Marketing Manager of VIS LED department in its China branch.
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2016-09-29

Osram Opto Raises Laser Output Power by 10% in Lab

Osram Opto Semiconductors has produced a broad area laser diode with a lateral brilliance of up to 4.8 W/(mm*mrad) in the laboratory. The more brilliant the laser, the more efficiently it can inject its light into optical fibers. This then increases the output power of modules for pumping fiber lasers used for material processing. This progress is one of the results of the project “Integrated microoptical and microthermal elements for diode lasers of high brilliance” (IMOTHEB) which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and which has now been successfully completed. 
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2016-05-20

Osram Opto Releases TEN° Binning Which Provides A Smart Solution for Superb Color Consistency

In November 2015, Osram Opto Semiconductors (Osram Opto) announced general lighting will be an integral part of its long term strategic development plan, and that it would be investing EUR 1 billion (US$1.14 billion) in Malaysia to construct a 6-inch LED production site. The news surprised the entire LED industry. Recently, Osram Opto hosted a series of innovative SSL technology forums to unveil its new product line across Asia.
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2015-06-09

OSRAM Opto: Future Is Bright for LED Components in Wearable Application

The emerging “Quantified Self” trend involves people monitoring, managing and tracking their health and wellbeing through digitalized biomedical information. Equipped with optical sensors, wearable devices such as smart watches and smartbands help consumers collect and measure different biological indicators and stats about themselves. Unlike the fiercely contested white LED market, the newly developing wearable device market is an untapped blue ocean market that presents incredible opportunities for the LED industry.
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2015-05-08

Osram Opto Vying Wearable Device Market with New Green LEDs for Heart Rate Monitoring

Osram Opto has released new green LED products specifically designed for heart monitoring. The green LEDs for heart rate monitoring are probably similar to the ones used in Apple Watch for heart rate tracking. The mechanism used to measure heart rate is similar, in which it relies on measuring light absorbed by blood vessels and surrounding tissues. For further details about the new green LEDs please see Osram Opto’s full press release below:
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2015-04-30

Osram Opto Expands LED Chips for Projector Applications

Osram Opto Semiconductors presents P2W 01, a particularly reliable addition to its familiar Osram Ostar Projection series. This new LED contains four chips which can be controlled in two separate groups. The LED therefore represents an integrated solution which in the event of emergencies offers trouble-free operation in safety-related and security-related applications such as control room monitors.
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2015-04-22

[Update] Osram Parts with General Lighting Businesses to Focus on Specialty Lighting

German lighting manufacturer Osram announced it will be spinning off its conventional lighting business and LED bulbs business recently.
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2015-04-09

Osram Opto Coordinating German Government Funded LED Manufacturing R&D Project

A fully optimized production concept for LED components and light modules in which all the process steps are coordinated with one another could give rise to completely new types of LED and also reduce their manufacturing costs. The declared objective of the “InteGreat” project is therefore to research new approaches to the production of high-efficiency light emitting diodes along the entire production process, to remove the boundaries between the individual value-added stages and as a result to create new functionality and high flexibility. 
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2014-11-17

Osram Opto Extends COB LED Range

A small LED with a high output: The new Osram Soleriq P 13 achieves a brightness level of up to 6800 lumens (lm), making it the most powerful LED in its series. Together with its small light-emitting surface measuring just 13.5 mm in diameter, the P 13 from Osram Opto Semiconductors is a highly compact and powerful light source for multiple indoor lighting applications. It is ideal for high-powered spotlights in shops and museums as well as for high bay lighting. The new Soleriq P 13 LEDs will be unveiled at the “electronica” trade show in Munich from November 11 to 14 (Hall A3, Booth 107).
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2014-10-31

Displix Oval from Osram Opto Semiconductors Sets New Standards in LEDs for Outdoor Displays

In our everyday lives, we encounter outdoor displays in a variety of different forms. Osram Opto Semiconductors is now launching the first LED with oval light-radiating characteristics for large-screen video walls or digital road signs: the new surface-mountable Displix Oval. Thanks to a compact housing measuring just 2.1 x 2.7 x 1.5 mm, almost twice as many LEDs can now be mounted on a board than with ordinary radial diodes, doubling both the pixel density and the resolution of displays. As a result, the images displayed are extremely vivid with a high color homogeneity.
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2014-02-05

Osram Opto Semiconductors Expands InGaAlP LED Capacity

Osram Opto Semiconductors is keeping pace with the constant growth of the market and switching its fabrication of red, orange and yellow light emitting diodes to 6-inch wafers. The German high-tech company is therefore extending the fabrication of all large-wafer LEDs to the indium-gallium-aluminum-phosphide (InGaAlP) material system and therefore expanding its production capacity. The company began switching fabrication of blue LED chips back in 2011.
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2014-01-24

Osram Introduces Super Small IR LED for Industrial and Machine Vision Applications

The new Oslon Compact infrared light-emitting diode (IRED) from Osram Opto Semiconductors closes the gap between high-power and low-power IREDs. It offers high output in a very small package, barely larger than the chip itself, and it can be used for applications such as surveillance, digital image processing, 3D measurement, pattern recognition and gesture detection.
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2013-12-04

Osram Opto LED: Longer Lifetime at High Temperatures

Excessive heat generation is one of the main reasons why LEDs fail. With the Oslon Square, Osram Opto Semiconductors presents an LED that withstands high ambient temperatures particularly well. To ensure that the colors of several LEDs in a luminaire remain uniform even at higher temperatures, they are measured and binned at 85 degrees Celsius (°C), a temperature that comes very close to that encountered in lighting applications within buildings, in everything from spotlights to retrofit light sources.
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2013-11-20

Osram Opto Launches LED Component for Medical Lighting

When it launches the new Osram Ostar Medical, Osram Opto Semiconductors will be introducing the first LED component with a high color-rendering index (CRI) of 95 and the possibility of adjusting the temperature of the color white. This makes it ideal for medical applications – for instance in operating rooms, where a precisely controlled chromaticity coordinate and high natural color rendering are crucial.
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2011-04-20

The Pielenhofen Community Embraced LED Future with OSRAM

Currently, the new-build Rohrdorf area of the Pielenhofen community near Regensburg is installing nine street lights with LED technology from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors to shed their light on the future development. The street lights to be deployed in Pielenhofen community are of the "Kassel" type, from the manufacturer Herkules: these are equipped with a kit for retrofit purposes and with Golden Dragon Plus LEDs from OSRAM; in stages, they will also replace the sodium vapour lamps in the community area.  As a pilot project, the mayor, Reinh...
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2011-02-23

Displays with Multi CHIPLEDs by OSRAM Opto raise image quality to a new level

For indoor and outdoor applications, FormoLight Technologies, one of the major Taiwan-based display manufacturers, has developed a high-performance LED video display with superior qualities. An LED solution developed by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors ensures brilliant colors and sharp contrasts: particularly compact Multi CHIPLEDs produce impressive high-quality images.  
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2010-11-24

OMS employs OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LEDs in new in-store luminaires

The right lighting in stores has a very significant effect on how shoppers perceive merchandise and its attractiveness. Also exhibits in museums and galleries and at trade fairs only really show themselves to advantage when they are staged with the right lighting. With Startrack from OMS, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors equips a luminaire for the retail sector using high-performance Golden DRAGON Plus LED. These LEDs have impressive specifications and are small.
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2010-10-04

Osram Opto provides 50 units of environmental friendly LED street lights to Chuo-ward, Tokyo

Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd. and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a Siemens Group Company jointly provided 50 units of street lights (LEDioc STREET 40VA) to Chuo-ward, Tokyo. It is one of their programs to ensure further security and environment in society. The street lamps employ OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ Golden DRAGON Plus LEDs as the light source, of which is characterized by its 60,000 hours long life, achieving significant savings in energy cost and environment-friendliness.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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