2013-06-09

OSRAM SYLVANIA and COMCAST Jointly Offer Remote Controlled Smart Light Bulbs

OSRAM SYLVANIA and Comcast recently announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to offer energy efficient light bulbs that can be controlled remotely through the Xfinity Home platform. By collaborating with OSRAM SYLVANIA, Comcast is further enhancing its Xfinity Home service by providing Sylvania’s new energy-saving LED smart light bulbs that can be installed on any standard light bulb socket, and that can save 83% energy costs and last 17.5 times longer than the lifespan of standard incandescent light bulbs. In addition, by coope...
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2012-05-25

OSRAM expands with new LED assembly plant in China

LED plant strengthens the company’s position in the lighting industry’s largest market OSRAM AG has signed a contract with the Wuxi New District Administrative Committee to build a new assembly plant in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. LED chips will be packaged in housings at the new backend facility starting in late 2013; with the Regensburg and Penang (frontend) plants exclusively continuing to make the actual LED chips. “The new assembly plant will improve our access to the world's largest single market in the lighting industry,” s...
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2011-12-07

OSRAM managing board meets Chinese minister Wan Gang

During his visit to the Bavarian state capital Munich, the Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang met the managing board of OSRAM AG. The discussions focused above all on questions concerning closer cooperation in the field of light-emitting diodes, in short LED. The chairman of the managing board at OSRAM AG, Wolfgang Dehen, emphasized: “The discussions were of enormous importance to us notably with a view to the great significance of the Chinese lighting market.”   Following its inspection of a pioneering OSRAM test inst...
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2011-11-10

OSRAM Further Strengthens Its Competence in Lighting Solutions

OSRAM AG acquired the remaining shares in Traxon Technologies, Ltd. (Traxon) from its joint venture partner as of 9 November 2011. With this acquisition, OSRAM further strengthens its business in the strongly growing market for professional LED lighting solutions. Traxon specializes in applications for the architectural, shop and hospitality segments. OSRAM obtained a controlling 51 percent in Traxon back in 2009. The joint venture has since been operating under the name of "Traxon Technologies – An OSRAM Company". "We are supportin...
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2011-10-12

OSRAM SYLVANIA Diversifies LED Portfolio with Launch of Omni-Directional and LED BR Lamps Available at Menards

With the 2012 incandescent phase-out on the horizon, OSRAM SYLVANIA continues the momentum behind the expansion of its ULTRA LED collection with the launch of its new ULTRA LED omni-directional and ULTRA LED BR lamps.  Building upon over 30 years of retail partnership, these two new LED innovations are available on Menards store shelves and on Menards.com today.  As a leader in LED production worldwide, OSRAM SYLVANIA continues to harness LED technology for everyday residential and commercial use under its ULTR...
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2011-07-18

Samsung LED Files Infringement Lawsuits against OSRAM in the United States International Trade Commission and Federal Court in Delaware

On July 15, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) in which it has requested the ITC to issue an exclusion order barring importation of products of OSRAM, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, and OSRAM Sylvania Inc. into the United States. Samsung LED also filed suit for patent infringement in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware to seek damages and a permanent injunction barring OSRAM’s infringement. Samsung LED alleges infringement of...
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2011-06-21

Osram Makes Breakthroughs on OLED

Lately, Osram has made two breakthroughs on OLED. One breakthrough is that, testing under application-oriented conditions in an integrating sphere, the company has achieved 87 lm/W with its OLED in the lab. In contrast to the previous achieved peak value, this efficacy is about 40 percent higher or nearly the efficiency of fluorescent lamps. And the OLED was measured at a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 and a color temperature of approximately 4,000 K. The company also achieved almost 75 Im/W at a brightness of 5,000 cd/m2 in another test. It has already tested the org...
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2011-06-14

Osram Relaxed about Samsungs Counter Claims in Korea

Osram had not seen Samsung’s complaint yet and did not know its specific content which has been issued in Korea. According to a spokesperson, Osram is well prepared regarding possible steps by Samsung and is therefore relaxed about the move by the counter claimant. Osram regards Samsung’s move as a typical counter attack of a defendant. Anticipating this move Osram had analyzed Samsung’s patent portfolio thoroughly before taking any legal actions and concluded that none of Samsung’s IP will cause a problem for any of OSRAM’s products. Osra...
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2011-06-13

Samsung LED Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Osram in Korea

On June 10, 2011,, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. (“Samsung LED”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Osram Korea Co., Ltd. (“Osram Korea”) and two other defendants at the Seoul Central District Court requesting an injunction from unauthorized use of Samsung LED’s valuable intellectual property and money damages. The defendants include Osram Korea and two companies that sell Osram’s products in Korea, Barun Electronics and Dabo Industrial System. The 8 patents-in-suit relate to LED chip and package technology used ...
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2011-06-10

ERC Strengthens Partnerships for LED Marketplace

Reportedly, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Centre (ERC) led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  has set up 21 key industrial partners including Osram Sylvania and Taiwan-based Epistar to help guide the centre’s leading-edge research programs and hasten the transition of important innovations from the lab bench to the marketplace. The ERC is led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is dedicated to developing new LED technologies and applications for smarter, better-performing lighting devices and systems. At present, the ERC team i...
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2011-06-10

LED Luminaires from LI-EX Deploy OSRAM LEDs in the Entrance Area of the New "Stachus Passagen" in Munich

For decades, OSRAM’s former slogan – “Hell wie der lichte Tag– As bright as broad daylight" has been gracing the facade of buildings at Munich's Karlsplatz roundabout. Now the light manufacturer is also represented in the underground area of this bustling city-centre square, in the form of its subsidiary OSRAM Opto Semiconductors: the challenge was to implement the lighting concept in the entrance area of the newly redesigned station (for the S-Bahn suburban network and U-Bahn city metro). Schmidt-König, planning office for light...
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2011-06-09

OSRAM initiates patent infringement litigation against Samsung and LG

OSRAM has filed legal actions against Samsung group companies and LG group companies in the US and Germany as well as against an LG group company in Japan. Based on its conviction that these companies, respectively, infringe fundamental patent rights, OSRAM will also file a suit against LG in China tomorrow. With this move OSRAM intends to enforce its patents on Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.
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2011-05-13

OSRAM SYLVANIA and Lowe’s Release New LED Bulbs

OSRAM SYLVANIA and Lowe’s have offered an expanded selection of SYLVANIA ULTRA LED light bulbs after their introduction of the brightest LED A-Line light bulbs. Products arrive by July 2011 in all Lowe’s stores nationwide and on Lowes.com. Expanded line of LED bulbs contains more than 16 new product offerings fit for indoor and outdoor. It matches the color temperature of most incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 25 times longer. According to the 2010 SYLVANIA Socket Survey, 75 percent of Americans think color quality is im...
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2011-05-10

LEDinside:LEDforum China of International Market Trend and Lighting Applications to be Grandly Open on May,and the Network Application has been Heading into the Final Stage

Overview   Organized by LEDinside, LEDforum China of International Market Trend and Lighting Applications will be grandly open in Shenzhen on May 27, 2011.   LEDforum 2011 will focus on the market trend of LED lighting application, and the agenda speakers include top leaders from Aixtron, Epilight, Macroblock, Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Veeco and other industry giants. These industry heavy weights will share with us their unique industry perspectives and accurate market forecasts, including market dynamics, business strateg...
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2011-04-26

Two European Companies Invest in Turkey

Two European companies including Germany’s Osram and Legrand are preparing for investment in Turkey. Martin Goetzeler , Chief Executive of Osram disclosed that Osram was thinking about investing LED technology in Turkey. Osram’s global revenue reached EUR 4.7 billion in 2010 and its sales in Turkey increased twofold in the last four years. In addition, it was the second fastest growing country last year and this year it targets a more than 6 percent growth. As for Legrand, it also considered investing a research, development and production facility t...
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2011-04-12

DSTA is Striking out on New Paths to Provide Safety Solutions for Pedestrian Road Crossings and opts for LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

With the help of "Light Line", a warning light installed in the pavement, crossing the road becomes safer for pedestrians: in parallel to the switch function for the traffic light, "Light Line" uses a red or green signal to show whether the street can be crossed without danger or not. The warning light was developed by DSTA, a Spanish company that designs and manufacture LED solutions for traffic, lighting and transports. The signals in the various colors are provided by light emitting diodes from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Particularly at less b...
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2011-04-08

Stable Performance in Extreme Conditions Enabled by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LED

LED street lighting can be applied in various conditions and that is why the application is replacing traditional lighting fixtures rapidly. In the extreme weather conditions of Ningxia, a central province close to Mongolia, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ OSLON SSL LEDs have been installed in solar powered street lamps. These LED lamps withstand the challenging near desert climate and provide stable performance and uniform illumination, fulfilling the requirements set out by the city and its planners. The 174 new street lamps line the 2.6km of Da Xue Road...
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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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