2012-09-03

Six LED Giants Set up The Connected Lighting Alliance

Recently, global LED giants including Philips, GE Lighting, LUTRON, Osram, Panasonic and Toshiba has jointly set up The Connected Lighting Alliance, to be dedicated in providing wireless lighting solution around the world. Currently, customers get caught in wireless lighting solution which is incompatible. To solve this problem, The Connected Lighting Alliance will be engaged in developing steady eco-friendly wireless lighting control system by building up a platform to communicate with people who are responsible for making standards and regulators, to make wire...
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2012-08-30

Osram’s Survey : LED Lamps are Popular in Germany and Osram to Launch First LED Lamp under ten euros to the Market (RRP)

According to EU regulations, after 1 September incandescent lamps may no longer be brought onto the market. And it will bring new opportunity to LED development. To learn Germany consumers’ attitudes toward to LEDs, the opinion research institute forsa on behalf of Osram has conducted a representative survey. The survey reveals that 60 percent of consumers are highly interested in saving energy and more than a third are already using LED lamps. German citizens have a strong awareness of the environment and saving energy Germany has a population with an except...
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2012-08-20

Osram and Samsung reach global settlement over LED patent suits

According to OSRAM AG, the company and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have reached an agreement to settle all patent suits between them worldwide. The patent suits have been filed in various countries amongst others Germany, South Korea and in the United States of America. The parties will dismiss all suits as expeditiously as possible, with a settlement consequently expected to be finalized by the end of August, 2012. As part of the settlement, the parties have reached license agreements for their respective LED patent portfolios. The parties have also signed a sepa...
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2012-08-14

Report on OSRAM Opto Semiconductor Penang Base: Emphasis on Multiculturalism and Quality Assurance

Germany’s OSRAM, the lighting firm under Siemens, is a well-organized company – its OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is speclizaed in LED epitaxy, LED package and is an vertically integrated company. It also has a subsidiary company for LED phosphor business. OSRAM establishes strategic alliances with international major companies and OEMs to strengthen its leading position in the global market. LEDinside staff flied to Penang, Malaysia to do a report on OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ LED production base (the biggest in the world). T...
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2012-08-13

Samsung, Osram Reach a Global LED Patent Settlement

Bloomberg has quoted from a filing with a U.S. trade agency that, Samsung Electronics Co. and Siemens AG’s Osram unit have reached a global settlement to end a LED patent fight that Samsung filed against Osram and that was scheduled for trial at the agency on Aug. 13. Osram’s case against Samsung went to trial in July, and the judge was expected to release his findings in October. According to the filing, the settlement agreement covers those cases and “other legal proceedings throughout the world between Samsung and Osram involving LED techn...
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2012-08-09

Osram invests in further growth in China, new LED BE factory at WUXI will be completed by the end of 2013

In the presence of high-ranking representatives of the Jiangsu province, OSRAM AG today laid the foundation of its new factory in the Chinese city of Wuxi. In doing so, the company is taking the next step in expanding its activities in China, the world’s largest single lighting market. LED chips will be packaged in housings at the backend facility, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013. The production of the LED chips (frontend) will continue in the Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia) plants. “China is already today the biggest sales market with significant future potential.
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2012-08-08

Osram’s DSL LED Module for Historic Street Luminaires

To cater for global hikes in energy prices and tight public budgets, as well as the European Union's Eco-Design guideline will in the future make sure that several lamp types are no longer available, LED is an important method of leverage in reducing such costs. And recently, Osram has designed the Decorative Street Lighting (DSL) LED refurbishing module for historic street luminaires. Compared to previously operated mercury vapour discharge lamps, the DSL cuts energy consumption by at least 60 per cent, and upgrade costs less than half of a new LED installat...
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2012-08-01

Siemens to Spin-off Osram in Early 2013

Siemens has shelved plans to float its lighting business, Osram, on the stock market and instead will spin off the company early next year, according to its chief executive Peter Loescher . The company's net profit of Euro 823 million, missed analysts' estimates of Euro 1.32 billion, due to an accounting charge relating to Osram. Peter Loscher said at his third quarter earnings conference call, “Since market conditions continue to be volatile for an IPO, we have decided to pursue a spin-off to our shareholders as the most probable part of divestiture. This ...
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2012-07-24

Lack of Universal Product Code Rule for LED Light Bulbs Proves Problematic

Among all the LED products, LED light bulb is by far the most relevant as far as the end users are concerned. However, it has always been difficult for the consumers to tell the specifications differences between assorted LED light bulbs. For example, Japanese big name company Toshiba’s LED light bulbs have three kinds of product codes. Consumers oftentimes buy the wrong products due to their inability to read the product codes. Lack of a universal product codes for global LED light bulbs proves to be a very serious issue. Global giants Philips, GE, Osr...
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2012-07-20

Oslon LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors offer greater flexibility with uniform solder pad design

LEDs are not all the same. This is evidenced not only by the performance data and the dimensions but also by the solder pads and the processing options. Osram Opto Semiconductors has now developed a concept for uniform solder pads based on the Oslon family, making it easier for customers to use LEDs from different manufacturers (second source) and reducing the costs of storage and processes modification. Second source is the term given to the possibility of using different suppliers for a product in a particular project or for a product series. It should be possible for the p...
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2012-07-17

EU GECCO Project Eyes to 3D LED Assembly for Higher Light Output

The EU research project GECCO with their partners from Madrid, Bristol, Lodz, as well as Osram aim at vertically oriented LEDs that can boost the light output by a factor of 10. The European scientists expect that new three-dimensional assembly of LEDs could dramatically multiply the light output compared to today's planar devices. Currently, LEDs are being constructed in a planar way, meaning in layers and completely flat. The more light is being required, the more wafer area has to be produced—an expensive and laborious approach. The idea of the...
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2012-07-11

Osram Opto Semiconductors Mini Midled Offers High Radiant Intensity

Mini Midled from Osram Opto Semiconductors provides the highest radiant intensity of its size class The infrared Mini Midled from Osram Opto Semiconductors is only 0.9 millimeters high but this tiny device produces a narrow and intense beam of infrared light. With its radiant intensity of 60 milliwatts per steradian (mW/sr) at 100 milliamperes (mA) it easily outperforms other comparable devices. This low-profile surface-mountable emitter is ideal particularly for proximity sensors in devices where space is limited and for light barriers. In many sensor applications it i...
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2012-07-10

LG Electronics Failed First Round in U.S. LED Patent Fight against Osram

LG Electronics has failed in the first round of a trade dispute brought by Siemens unit Osram unit over patents covering LED lighting technology. According to U.S. International Trade Commission Judge David Shaw said in a notice posted on the agency’s website, LG and LG Innotek Co. infringed one Osram patent for LEDs while a second patent wasn’t infringed. The reasons behind the judge’s determination will be made public after both sides get a chance to redact confidential information. The patent found to be infringed relates to a semicondu...
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2012-07-02

OSRAM Has Withdrawn the Patent Infringement Action Against KINGBRIGHT.

  Kingbright companies are not subject to any enforceable judgments in relations to white-light LEDs in Europe. Osram’s patent (number DE 297 24 543 & DE 297 24 848 and number EP 0 907 969) have been cancelled and withdrawn by German Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office on 12, Jan. 2011 and 12, Feb. 2011 respectively, the German company finally cancel the infringement charges. All three intellectual property rights have been declared as null and void by the relevant German and European authorities; as a consequence, Kingbright has prevailed in the afore-mentioned infringement litigations. Therefore, there are no further proceedings pending against Kingbright in Europe relating to white-light LEDs.
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2012-07-02

Osram :Temperature stability record for area light source OLED

Osram has taken a major step toward OLEDs that are suitable for automotive applications. For the first time the company has developed an OLED that proved capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 85 degrees Celsius for several hundred hours in a laboratory long-term test. Temperature stability is the biggest challenge when it comes to making these innovative surface area light sources suitable for use in cars. "Since the success of this research we’re now tackling their future application in production vehicles", says Ulrich Eisele, responsible for th...
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2012-06-27

Osram Opto Semiconductors Launches World’s Brightest Blue LED for Emergency Vehicle Lighting

With the Oslon Signal, Osram Opto Semiconductors provides a new LED that currently boasts the world’s brightest blue light. Made using a special thin-film chip technology, the Oslon Signal can be operated even at a high current while providing a sustained, powerful, bright blue light. This powerful blue light that lasts even throughout long journeys is crucial for the signal lights of the police and emergency services. Oslon Signal – the brightest blue LED on the market – provides powerful and visible signal lighting for police and emergency service...
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2012-06-25

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou Highlights: The Demands for LED Lighting will keep Increasing

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou organized by LEDinside and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, as well as co-sponsored by CNLEDW.com ,has grandly opened at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room #8 on June 11, 2012. This LEDforum has invited global LED market leaders from Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Henkel (China), Lextar, Aixtron, Veeco Instruments, KLA-Tencor and Laytec to give wonderful presentations.   Dr. C.L. Liu from TrendForce Corp. gave an opening speech Louis...
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2012-06-20

Osram Combines Three Design Elements into LED Lighting in Room

The new Silento, Calyx and Tresol LED luminaires embed energy-efficient LED technology in luminaires suited to flexible use. They provide ideal lighting solutions for any room. In the stairwell, living room or kitchen, the new luminaires from Osram combine design and functionality with modern light sources, creating light for a variety of needs. “We have developed an innovative lighting system with our new LED luminaires: the Silento, Calyx and Tresol product lines are made for flexible use in living and work spaces. In each one, we have packed the tremendous ad...
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2012-06-14

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2012 Report II: Exhibition Space Increase Marked LED Market’s Climbing Maturity

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2012 commenced on June 9-12, 2012 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China. The exhibition consisted of not only Chinese companies such as Mulinsen, ChangFang, Honglitronic, and Refond Optoelectronics as well as global big names such as Philips, Osram, GE, Panasonic, Toshiba. Taiwanese LED companies gathered at Arena B – 10.2 and 11.2 while international top-tier firms showcased at Arena A – 3.1 and 4.1. Displays and TVs were exhibited at Arena B - 12.1 and 13.1. Fully pa...
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2012-06-08

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou to Kick off on June 11

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou is to kick off with industry heavyweights at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room # 8 on June 11th. Organizer :       Co-organizer: Date : June 11, 2012 Time : 9 am – 5 pm Venue : Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex (Please enter directly from Area B) Overview This time, LEDforum 2012 will provide a perfect platform to interact with global LED market leaders from Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Henkel (China), Lextar, Aixtron, Veeco Instrume...
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2012-05-31

Osram Ostar Projection Cube LED: a giant leap for smartphones and cameras

Double the system brightness for embedded projection thanks to a new green LED component from Osram Opto Semiconductors An integrated miniature projector that can display images on a much larger surface than existing displays is the next giant leap for smartphones and cameras. This is known as embedded projection and uses LEDs as the light source. The greatest challenge so far for lighting technology has been the limited efficiency of the green light emitting diodes. This is because high brightness is essential if the projected image will be seen with ambient light. The Os...
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2012-05-25

LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou to Hold on June, Don't Hesitate to Join in Global LED Cooperation

As June is coming near, LEDinside is ready to hold a grand and perfect LEDforum 2012 Guangzhou at the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex, Area B, Room #8. Currently, global LED industry is in the process of changeful period. In Japan, nuclear power shortage has driven up demand for LED lamps after the March 11 earthquake. Also, benefiting from the ban imposed by certain countries against selling incandescent light bulb of high wattage in 2012, Europe has become one of the most fast-growing LED markets in the world besides Japan. Meanwhile, S...
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2012-05-23

Oslux LED offers new design options for smartphones

New flash LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors harmonizes form and function Osram Opto Semiconductors has added a new type of LED to its well-known Oslux family. With flash applications compromises no longer have to be accepted – due to its specially shaped lens the Oslux LED can be discreetly fitted in the device. Thanks to its high output power the new LED is also capable of taking perfectly illuminated shots with cellphones. This means design and function of smartphones work together even more closely. Manufacturers of high-end smartphones often have to ...
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2012-05-21

Osram Sylvania’s RLC22 Receives NGL Award

OSRAM SYLVANIA’s RLC22 - a new 2x2 luminaire for office, retail, education and healthcare environments, has win a Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition award sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the International Association of Lighting Designers (ILAD) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The RLC22 features a high performance of over 85 lumens per watt and a unique styling in the form of a uniformly diffuse, round aperture within a form factor compatible...
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2012-04-17

Mitsubishi Electric to Restructure Lighting Business

The the joint venture relationship between Mitsubishi Electric and Osram will be constructively dissolved in the process of the merger. However, in consideration of the solid 23-year relationship, Mitsubishi Electric and Osram have agreed to maintain ties in the areas of sales and production, and continue to be strategic global partners in the lighting business.
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2012-04-05

Osram May Set up First China LED Plant

Reportedly, Siemens AG (SIE) is drafting plans for its lighting subsidiary Osram’s first production plant for LED in China. Osram has given the go-ahead for the project and is negotiating which parts of LEDs and related components it will produce in the country, according to someone who declined to be named as the plans haven’t yet been finalized. Currently, Osram only has production sites for the semiconductor-based technology in Regensburg, Germany, and Penang, Malaysia. So the facility would fill a gap for Osram in China, the world’s larges...
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2012-01-30

Philips, Osram, Nichia, UL, Zumtobel, CORDIS and GE Lighting among those to speak at euroLED 2012

euroLED organisers IntertechPira and Birmingham Science Park Aston are pleased to announce the full agenda for the 9th annual euroLED 2012 conference, bringing together major lighting companies, end users and industry specialists to provide key industry insight, topical case studies and technical market data. Taking place on 13-14 June 2012 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK, euroLED comprises of an exhibition, showcasing all levels of the LED supply chain, a high profile technical conference and a highly popular gala dinner. The complete euroLE...
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2012-01-19

Osram to Cut Jobs in Germany to Focus on LED Industry

Osram, glabal lighting company backed by Siemens, has announced to cut jobs in Germany for further transition to LED industry. According to Osram’s statement on Tuesday, declining volumes in the traditional lighting business due to rising LED demand and regulatory changes will lead to a reduction of about 850 domestic jobs in this field by 2014. Meanwhile, as many as 200 Osram workers may be transferred to Siemens. Currently, Osram employs about 41,000 people worldwide, including about 10,000 in its home country. But the statement didn’t mention to take si...
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2011-12-21

GE Lighting Predicts LEDs will Share 80% of Market by 2020

Recently, GE Lighting expects most light bulbs, including the incandescent to be replaced within a decade by LED. Maryrose Sylvester, who was appointed GE’s head of the lighting unit in March, said in an interview, that “People are starting to talk about LEDs for general lighting for indoors. By 2020, about 70 to 80 percent of the general lighting market is going to be enabled by LEDs.” Sylvester pointed out that GE’s lighting unit has doubled its research and development spending on LED technology over the past five years to seize this...
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2011-10-06

OSRAM SYLVANIA Strengthens Position in Two Key Growth Markets

OSRAM has signed an agreement with Townsend Ventures, LLC to increase its stake in Encelium Technologies from 15 percent to 100 percent. This move will enhance the company's position in two key global growth markets, LED based technologies and Light Management Systems (LMS). Encelium is an ideal complement to OSRAM and OSRAM SYLVANIA's General Lighting portfolio of energy-efficient lighting products and solutions. Encelium, headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., is a leading software technology development company concentrating in advanced l...
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