Osram Inaugurates New Kulim 6-inch LED Chip Fab

Osram Licht AG announced to start the operation of its new LED chip factory in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Malaysia on October 23. The company claimed the new plant will be the world’s largest and most advanced 6-inch LED chip plant after the final stage of the construction scheduled to be finished in 2020.

(Image: Osram)

The German-based LED manufacturer invested EUR 1 billion (USD 1.18 billion) in the Kulim plant, explaining the site has several advantages from a geographical perspective as it is connected with a airport and close to another Osram plant in Penang. In addition, the high quality infrastructure and employees in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park will also benefit Osram’s production of advanced LED chips.

“Kulim is a milestone within the Osram strategy and for this reason far more than just a fab,” the company made in a statement.

(Image: Osram)

The Kulim factory covers an area of around 48 acres and will create over 1,500 jobs for the local labour force. Osram’s production volumes will see a drastic ramp-up, enabling product prices to become more competitive against rivals in Asia such as Nichia and Epistar.

It will also be the company’s first vertical manufacturing site. The plant, as Digitimes reported, will be producing high-end LED chips for automotive and smart lighting, as well as infrared applications for sensors.

(Video: Osram)
Disclaimers of Warranties
1. The website does not warrant the following:
1.1 The services from the website meets your requirement;
1.2 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the service;
1.3 The accuracy, reliability of conclusions drawn from using the service;
1.4 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness, or security of any information that you download from the website
2. The services provided by the website is intended for your reference only. The website shall be not be responsible for investment decisions, damages, or other losses resulting from use of the website or the information contained therein<
Proprietary Rights
You may not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party, any materials contained on the services without the express prior written consent of the website or its legal owner.

Some homeowners, commercial systems managers and outdoor lighting management companies have looked warily at smart lighting, in light of its being seen as a major departure from what was required for lighting control in the past. They need not... READ MORE

For the LED driver product line, wide AC voltage input range (180 ~ 528VAC) HVGC family, MEAN WELL now launches HVGC-650 series to offer more choices of high power products.