2013-04-17

Osram won Third Consecutive Award from US Publication Architectural SSL Magazine

The US professional lighting journal Architectural SSL Magazine has awarded Osram Opto Semiconductors for the third time in a row as winner of the Product Innovation Award in the category Market Leadership.The award also honours the work of Jianzhong Jiao, who as Director of Regulations and Emerging Technologies at Osram Opto Semiconductors has made a significant contribution to establishing industry standards for LED testing. The Market Leadership category includes five sub-categories in which awards are given. Osram Opto Semiconductors is the 2013 ...
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2013-04-16

LED Price War Heats up as Osram Launches 10-euro Bulb

  Germany's Osram is launching a new LED light bulb that costs less than 10 euros ($13.10) to battle rivals, such as Cree and Samsung Electronics, for a share of the fast-growing market.   LED - known for lighting flat ,screen televisions and tablet PCs ,LED are increasingly replacing other lights in homes, stores and on streets because they use less energy and are more durable. But they cost much more than incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent lights, putting off consumers from buying LED lighting for their homes.   A spokesman for O...
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2013-03-27

Osram Topled: Brighter and Longer Lasting LED Light for Buses and Trains

White feel-good light on the move The new generation of the Mini Topled and Topled classics from Osram Opto Semiconductors produce light of a particularly high quality. The successful standard packages have been retained but now contain LEDs in a new brightness class with pleasant white light that is ideal for the interior illumination of buses, trains, aircraft and cars. And then there are properties such as durability, resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD), improved corrosion stability and certification to automotive industry standard AEC Q101. The new gene...
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2013-03-08

Osram Sells Chinese CFL Factory to Super Trend Lighting Group

Osram has agreed to sell its production site which mostly produces CFLs at the factory in Shaoxing, China, as part of its plan to save €1 billion (£864.5 billion) by 2015. The factory employs 2,000 workers. And the Hong Kong-based company Super Trend Lighting Group has bought the plant and will continue running it. Both companies are keeping the details of the transaction confidential. Osram says it is already more than halfway towards its target of making 8,000 job cuts in its traditional lighting business by 2014. Wolfgang Dehen, CEO of Osram said:...
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2013-03-07

Dongbu LED Signs an Agreement with Osram

Dongbu LED, the lighting affiliate of Dongbu Group, has signed a licensing deal with Osram over patents in LEDs. The agreement allows Dongbu to use key Osram-owned white conversion-related patents by paying royalties. Dongbu is the fifth Korean firm to sign such a licensing deal with Osram after Seoul Semiconductor, Lumens, Samsung Electronics and LG Innotek. ''Our top clients, including Sharp, Hitachi, Panasonic of Japan and General Electric (GE) of the United States, strongly asked us to sign a licensing deal with Osram as the German co...
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2013-02-22

Osram Coordinates a BMBF Project for Developing High-brilliance Infrared Laser Sources

The aim is to increase the performance and lower the costs of laser systems for material processing As part of the ‘Integrated Microphotonics’ initiative, Osram Opto Semiconductors is coordinating the IMOTHEB project (Integrated microoptical and microthermal elements for diode lasers of high brilliance). The aim is to improve the performance of laser systems and at the same time reduce production costs. The project partners are DILAS Diode Laser and the Max Born Institute. The project (FKZ 13N12312) runs from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2...
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2013-02-07

High Performance for Discreet Security Applications with Oslon Black

The infrared Oslon black SFH 4725S is a secret agent in more ways than one. Not only does its light have a wavelength of 940 nanometers, making it virtually invisible to the human eye, but its black package reflects almost no ambient light whatsoever. Together with its high optical output of almost one watt, this infrared LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors is the ideal light source for covert surveillance. Concealed security systems – such as those installed in banks, on machinery and at border controls – need to be designed so they are unobtrusive. This is a m...
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2013-01-25

Osram: Brilliant Mix Universal Controller Simplifies Electronic Control

The Brilliant Mix LED color mixing concept from Osram Opto Semiconductors is now even easier to control thanks to the new Brilliant Mix Universal controller from Elec-Con technology. The controller is available in a standard version – with or without a sensor – and in a customized version. It can be adapted to current building systems standards, such as DALI, KNX and EIB. The controller concept has been developed as part of the LED Light for you network. Warm white light with high efficiency and a high color rendering index are right at the ...
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2012-12-19

Osram LEDs in Coal Mine Lighting

Shenzhen General Technology use LED technology to reduce Energy, Maintenance and Accidents Osram’s versatile Oslon SSL series are applied in Xishan Duerping coal mine lighting in Shanxi Province, the so-called “home of coal” in China.  The 19,500 LEDs are installed in 975 lamps, replacing the traditional fluorescent lamps, to light up the 63.1 square km high wattage coal mine.  They enable energy savings of 61% (from 427050 kilo Watt hour down to 170820 kilo Watt hour annually), as well as reduce maintenance requirements and accident r...
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2012-12-14

Osram Brings Transparent OLEDs to Industry Maturity

The 'Rollercoaster' luminaire demonstrates rapid development with organic light emitting diodes Osram presents a luminaire in the form of the Rollercoaster designer luminaire featuring industry-mature, transparent OLEDs for the first time. The 'luminous glass panels' are intended for series-production from 2014 onwards, and OLED will be the first choice in the future for transparent light designs. Osram presents a luminaire in the form of the Rollercoaster designer luminaire featuring industry-mature, transparent OLEDs for the first time.  The &#...
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2012-12-07

Osram to Spin off from Siemens

Siemens has announced its intention to spin-off 80.5% of its subsidiary Osram. The plan requires approval of at least three-quarters of voters at Siemens’ Annual Shareholders' Meeting on 23 January. If approved, the transaction will see Siemens shareholders receiving one Osram share for every ten Siemens shares [held]. Siemens announced that it also intends to remain an almost 20% shareholder in Osram (holding a 17% stake, with Siemens Pension Trust holding a further 2.5%). Osram to cut another 4700 jobs An intrinsic part of this massive reshuffle of two o...
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2012-12-06

Osram Breaks New Record on Chip Prototype

Infrared thin-film chip leaps to 72 percent efficiency The infrared chip prototype has achieved a new record with an efficiency of up to 72 percent. At 930 milliwatts from an operating current of 1 amp, its light output under laboratory conditions is 25 percent higher than that of the chips currently available on the market, which means that future infrared LEDs can be made even more energy-efficient. The efficiency was measured at room temperature and at a dc current up to 1 amp. With a wavelength of 850 nanometers the chip has been designed in particular for infrared illuminatio...
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2012-12-03

Osram expanding parts of its corporate program Total cost savings of about 1 billion euros expected by 2015

Given the accelerated transformation of the lighting market to semiconductor based products, Osram is pushing forward the entered path of its corporate reorganization. The company had already initiated a comprehensive corporate program in early 2012, which in principle focuses on processes and structures, operational activities as well as the further development of the corporate culture. In addition to the previously announced measures, the company has now decided on further structural adjustments. The corresponding reduction of an additional 4,700 jobs by 2014 will mostly be achieved t...
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2012-11-30

Rookie USA Chooses Osram's LEDs for Energy Saving

Rookie USA uses an LED lighting solution from Osram Opto Semiconductors and Phoster Industries Rookie USA, a premium brand specializing in innovative sportswear for children, is equipping its first retail location in New York City with a high-quality LED lighting solution: Installed inside the fixtures from Canadian-based Phoster Industries are energy-efficient Golden Dragon Plus LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors.   The lighting concept developed by the two companies combines ideal lighting for the retail area with enormous cost savings of up t...
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2012-11-13

Siemens Plans to Cut $7.67 billion in Costs by 2014

Siemens will cut $7.67 billion in costs by 2014 and will sell several assets,  in an effort to improve financial returns to shareholders, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company reported a 27 percent drop in fiscal year profits, intends to sell water-treatment assets and has been unsuccessful so far in selling it Osram lighting business. The Journal said the plan is a response to a weakening global economy and falling prices for many of Siemens' products.  ...
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2012-11-13

Osram Ships LED Replacements for 100-watt Bulbs in Lowe’s Stores

Osram Sylvania is shipping the first batches of its Ultra LED bulb at the price of $50 to some Lowe’s stores. The bulb uses 20 watts of electricity, and it’s slightly larger than a regular 100-watt bulb, so it may not fit in all fixtures. It has 25,000 hours of use, or more than 20 times the lifespan of a standard, incandescent bulb. Its competitor Philips also plans to start selling its own, slightly brighter 100-watt-equivalent LED bulb at Home Depot’s website starting in a few weeks for about $55. Startup Switch Lighting Bulb Co., with its unus...
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2012-11-08

Interview with Louis Lam, President & CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia

LEDinside conducted an interview with Mr. Louis Lam, President & CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd, who shed light on the role OSRAM plays in the global LED, solid-state lighting and LED lighting industries and OSRAM’s strategy regarding the Asian and Chinese markets. Quality and R&D is the Key to Making Inroads into Global SSL Market In regard to OSRAM-OS’s new Wuxi plant, a lot of people in the industry are curious about the Wuxi plant’s role (packaging, assembly, and applications) and the c...
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2012-11-08

electronica 2012: Osram – the complete supplier of semiconductor lighting solutions

Wherever there is light, you will also find semiconductor light sources from Osram Opto Semiconductors: in the automotive sector, the entertainment industry and even the security environment. At this year’s electronica fair (booth 107 in Hall A3) the company will therefore be highlighting its role as a complete supplier of semiconductor lighting solutions. This leading international exhibition of components, systems and applications will provide an opportunity to see the new Displix LED for the first time. This LED has been designed specifically for outdoor displays. O...
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2012-11-05

LG Buried the hatchet with Osram on LED Patent

LG Electronics has buried the hatchet with Siemen's light bulb unit Osram over an LED patent lawsuit. In addition, according to Reuters, the two companies also agreed to "cross-license each other's LED patents and drop all litigation related to lighting product technology that they filed last year against each other in South Korea, the United States, Japan, China and Germany."  Also, Osram made a similar deal two months ago with Samsung....
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2012-11-05

Samsung and Osram Gave up the Plan for LED JV

According to Maeil Business Newspaper reported Monday, citing securities and information-technology industry officials, Samsung Electronics and Osram AG have scrapped earlier plan to set up a joint venture to develop LED technology. "Manager-level officials here had considered the joint venture issue after a financial firm has suggested, but we stopped the discussion at an initial stage," an official at Samsung Electronics, was quoted as saying. "We have cross license contract with Osram, so will maintain good relationship with it." Early in Augu...
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2012-10-30

Osram Displix LED for extreme conditions

Robust multichip LED for high-contrast displays in outdoor applications Large-format outdoor displays, for example at rock concerts, at sporting events or for perimeter advertising, are the most important target applications for the new Displix black and Displix blackprint multichip LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors. These robust high-contrast high-power LEDs can withstand high humidity levels, wide fluctuations in temperature and even torrential rain. The high-quality multichip LED is available as Displix black in a black package with a black reflector and...
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2012-10-26

Oslon LX LED for every budget

The Oslon LX LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors provides affordable LED solutions even for the subcompact automobile market With the Oslon LX Osram Opto Semiconductors is offering a new LED component for widespread application in the automotive sector. The focus here is on the essential functions of brightness and quality so these new white light emitting diodes are affordable even for installation in subcompact vehicles. They will be used mainly for daytime running lights and fog lights and will provide visual and technical enhancements to automobiles right down ...
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2012-10-18

Osram Opto Semiconductors launches direct emitting green laser diodes - Green light for laser projectors

Osram Opto Semiconductors launches direct emitting green laser diodes Direct green diode lasers are an important step toward powerful pico projectors. It means that the old laborious way of producing green light by doubling the frequency of infrared laser is no longer needed. What’s more, the new technology enables high color rendering and excellent contrast to be achieved. The wavelength of the new PL 520 laser diode of 515-530 nm produces precisely the right green for projection applications. Its optical output is 50 mW and its eff...
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2012-10-16

Siemens Plans to Make Osram Spin-off

Germany Siemens has scheduled to promote its subsidiary Osram split listing plan.According to Siemens,Osram will transform into form as GmbH form. In addition, Siemens group will set up Osram Lamps AG, and the new lamps company may liste after Osram splits from Siemens. Siemens spokesman said in an interview, Osram will complete the spin-off by the end of October. After spin-off, osram will remain the same management position. And the current Osram’s CEO also plays the same role in the listed Osram lamps company , as well as be responsible for osram GmbH....
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2012-10-15

Osram: Concerted research for future-fit lighting

Partners of the European "Solutions for Energy Efficient Lighting (SEEL)" project achieve decisive research successes with HID and LED lamps Partner companies of the "Solutions for Energy Efficient Lighting (SEEL)" project supported on the German side by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research have achieved three important research goals with high pressure discharge (HID) lamps and LED: they have developed Xenon lamps for car headlights with a lower ignition voltage than previously, have verified higher temperature stabilitie...
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2012-10-10

Osram Becomes Disneyland’s Official Lighting Partner

Recently, Osram AG has developed a five year strategic corporate alliance with Disneyland Paris. The agreement will position Osram as Disneyland’s official lighting partner. The partnership will allow Osram to use promotional rights for the Disney and Disneyland Paris brands. Euro Disney Associés SCA, which operates Disneyland Paris, plans to optimise its energy efficiency by 10 per cent between 2006 and 2013, one of its seven long term goals for making Disneyland Paris a reference in sustainable development among European tourist destinations. Os...
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2012-10-03

Osram Opto Semiconductors presents a prototype of the smallest LED format for automotive lighting

Osram Opto Semiconductors announces the prototype of the Oslon Compact, currently the most compact high-power LED for the automotive market. Thanks to the flexible arrangement of these small LEDs it will be much easier and more cost-effective to create individual headlight designs. A prototype of the Oslon Compact LED was unveiled by the automotive semiconductor specialist from Regensburg in October at the SIA Vision conference in Versailles (France, October 9/10).
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2012-09-21

Osram LED Lamps Spark Oktoberfest in the Hippodrom

When millions of visitors start streaming into the world’s biggest fair from September 22 to October 7, attention will center not only on good cheer, but also on the environment. While the Hippodrom is not the largest of the Oktoberfest beer tents, its commitment to the environment is all the greater: By replacing 550 incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient Osram LED lamps, the venue will be reducing CO2 emissions by some 1.2 tons at the Oktoberfest. A total of 550 warm-white LED lamps from Munich-based Osram will be putting visitors, food and beverages in t...
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2012-09-20

Osram Launches Oslon Black Flat LED for loads of light on the road

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced new LED product , Oslon Black Flat for automotive frontlighting systems. Equipped with state-of-the-art chip and packaging technology and a ceramic converter, this new LED product from the famous Oslon Black series is a high-performance light source for automotive applications. It offers high light output even at high currents, uniform distribution of light, thermal stability and particularly good contrast for seeing and being seen. Oslon Black Flat had its premier as a prototype at ISAL 2011 and is available now. Light sour...
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2012-09-11

Osram’s LEDs to Brighten up the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo for the 2014 World Cup

Osram is equipping the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, which will host the opening match of the Football World Championships in 2014.   The highlight is the external façade, which will be transformed into the world’s biggest LED stadium panel and will serve as an extra-large screen. “In São Paulo, Osram is once again proving its expertise when it comes to lighting for sports venues. We have not let ourselves be intimidated by FIFA’s strict requirements – on the contrary: our high-tech lighting solutions exceed the speci...
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