2017-10-16

Osram Acquires a Stake in the Retail Software Specialist beaconsmind

Osram acquires a stake in the Swiss company beaconsmind AG. Via its venture capital unit, Fluxunit, the lighting company has gained a strategic minority interest in the start-up that offers smart software to retailers, enabling a personalized approach to customers. Fluxunit supports and develops both internal and external start-ups.
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2017-10-12

Osram Supports “Healthy Offices” Survey

A research project conducted by Twente University, The Free University Amsterdam and the property consultant CBRE Holland once again confirms the interplay between work surroundings and health as well as the well-being and performance capacity of people. Osram installed a “Human Centric Lighting” solution for the survey at the headquarters of CBRE in Amsterdam – consisting of a time-controlled lighting system with a circadian-friendly lighting sequence. The results verify: 76 percent of participants felt happier, 50 percent healthier and 12 percent performed better in an objective experiment.  
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2017-10-11

Osram's New Plant in Bulgaria Ready to Run

German-based lighting behemoth Osram announced on October 10 a total investment of EUR 25.6 million (USD 30.1 million) in its first plant in Bulgaria. The company has made public its plan to expand its production line to Eastern Europe earlier in March this year, covered in news from SeeNews.
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2017-10-06

Siemens Severs Connections with Osram after $1.4 Billion Stake Sale

German engineering conglomerate Siemens said on Wednesday it sold its share of more than 17% in Osram, the noted lighting giant that was originally a part of it, in an accelerated bookbuild run by Citigroup and Deutsche Bank.
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2017-10-03

Osram’s Digital Lumens Seeds MassBike Light Brigade Initiative

Digital Lumens is now an Osram business and Fort Point-based market leader in intelligent LED lighting and sensor-based building smart building applications. The company announced a $1,000 seed donation in support of the MassBike Light Brigade initiative. Throughout October, MassBike will raise funds to purchase lights from Planet Bike, which will be distributed at colleges across the state, as well as in key locations around Boston prior to the end of Daylight Savings Time.
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2017-09-25

Osram's Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights

The Eviyos prototype developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is the world’s first hybrid LED and represents major progress toward the first market-ready smart controllable high-resolution LED. As soon as oncoming traffic is detected the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off so drivers of oncoming vehicles are not dazzled. The prototype, integrated in a demonstrator from Osram Specialty Lighting, will be on show for the first time at ISAL from September 25 through 27, 2017 in Darmstadt.   
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2017-09-20

Balgheim District Upgrades to Sustainable LED Streetlighting with Osram

More than 200 outdoor LED luminaires from Osram Lighting Solutions bathe the municipality of Balgheim in new light. Thanks to the refurbishment of their lighting the southern Baden district in Germany achieves not only distinctly improved quality of light but also significantly cuts its energy costs. The long-life, low maintenance LED technology also reduces costs for maintenance and repair.  
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2017-09-18

SYLVANIA Automotive Lights Up the Road Less Traveled with Cube-X 2-in-One

SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), announced the availability of its Cube-X 2-in-One line at major automotive retailers nationwide. While it has been previewed at industry tradeshows and special events, this is the first time the Cube-X 2-in-One line is commercially available to the public, offering a stylish option to outfit a variety of vehicles with a unique and high-quality LED lighting accessory.
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2017-09-13

Mini LED for Mobile Devices: Osram Launches Compact Ceramos Generation

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its existing portfolio for flash applications with a product featuring a specially developed chip sized package (CSP). With Ceramos C, Osram is following the trend for miniaturization as the new LED is the smallest yet in its product family. It is ideal for flash applications on smartphones etc., producing perfect illumination for every snapshot.
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2017-09-08

LeddarTech Leads the Charge in Solid-State LiDAR for Autonomous Driving with USD $101 Million Series C Financing

LeddarTech announced the completion of a combined investment of US$101 million (close to CA$130 million) led by Osram and including Delphi, Magneti Marelli and Integrated Device Technology, Inc. as strategic investors, as well as Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Representing the Company's largest capital raise to date, this round of funding will allow LeddarTech to enhance its ASIC development efforts, expand its R&D team, and accelerate ongoing LiDAR development programs with select Tier-1 automotive customers for rapid market deployment.
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2017-09-07

Osram Joins BACnet International As a Step Forward to Building Automation

The BACnet community announced yesterday that Osram has lately become the newest company to join BACnet International as a Silver member. The involvement of the lighting manufacturer marks a tighter bond between advanced smart lighting and BACnet protocol. It is possible in the future to see Osram’s products being able to communicate with more building automation devices smarter through BACnet’s systems.
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2017-09-07

Osram Underlines Its Digital Expertise with Innovative Solution Portfolio at dmexco 2017

Osram will present its portfolio of solutions for digitizing the customer journey at dmexco: The end-to-end solution "Einstone Smart Retail" enables in-store retailers to integrate location-based marketing activities across all sales channels. Retailers is able to digitize their business and improve the customer experience with beacon technology provided by Osram and its software partner beaconsmind.
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2017-09-06

Osram Launches New Product Line for Horticultural and Architectural Lighting

The new Osconiq product line from Osram Opto Semiconductors will cover professional applications including linear and area lighting, high and low bay lighting and street lighting. The familiar Duris P products, which are currently being used for these applications, will be transferred to the new Osconiq line. The first member of the new family is the Osconiq P 2226 which, thanks to its exceptional robustness, extensive color portfolio and scalable current, offers impressive versatility.  
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2017-08-30

Osram Presents Innovative SMARTRIX Modules

Matrix light not only contributes to greater road safety but also gives headlight designers greater freedom thanks to its smaller dimensions. This technology is therefore very much on the march. To meet the demands of the automotive industry for more and more compact smart headlights Osram has taken this technology an important stage further with the development of innovative SMARTRIX modules. SMARTRIX is an amalgam of “smart” and “matrix”. “By using new materials for the lens systems we have been able to make the SMARTRIX modules even smaller and more durable, so our customers have even more freedom in designing their headlights”, explained Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. 
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2017-08-25

Siemens Flow Instruments Deploys Sustainable Lighting Solutions from Osram at Its new headquarters in Sønderborg

The newly constructed expertise centre of Siemens Flow Instruments in the Danish city of Sønderborg consists of a modern test centre, production bays and a management building located on around 7600 square metres. Innovative, sustainable indoor and outdoor luminaires and lighting control options from Osram Lighting Solutions ensure high lumen-output, efficient and durable lighting that meets the high standards of the global company in every way. 
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2017-08-24

Osram Acquires IoT Specialist Digital Lumens

Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens software platform can be used to run applications covering everything from intelligent lighting control, energy use, and security systems to the measurement of environmental parameters such as air quality. The cloud-based platform is compatible with components and hardware of other manufacturers. Digital Lumens has built a strong customer base for industrial IoT solutions, with more than 2,500 installations. 
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2017-08-22

Tiny IR LEDs from Osram Allow for Eye Contact with Virtual Reality

The Japanese start-up company FOVE offers users a virtual reality headset that integrates eye tracking as a novel means of interaction. Tiny ChipLEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors provide the infrared illumination to track the user’s direction of gaze and eye movements.  
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2017-08-22

Osram's Apollon Creates Uniform Light Windows in Rooms

Apollon from Osram is a diverse, VDU-compliant (UGR19) LED luminaire for electrical contractors who place importance on both an intelligent light concept and many extras. The luminaires have the appearance of homogeneous 'windows of light' that can be grouped together to create light ceilings. Luminous flux was increased by 15% to 4,000 lumens compared to its predecessor model. The luminaire is therefore an efficient and economical replacement not only for 3-lamp but even for 4-lamp 4x18W (T8) and 4x14W (T5) louvre luminaires. 
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2017-08-11

Osram Revs up Wuxi Plant with the 2nd Phase of Back-end Production Project

Osram Opto Semiconductors successfully held a breaking ground ceremony for Wuxi factory's phase two expansion project in the Wuxi High-Tech Industrial Development Zone on August 8th.
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2017-08-10

Macroblock Pioneers Driver IC Technology for Micro LED, Fine Pitch Display, and Interactive AR Applications Part II

Organized at the Langham, Shenzhen, on 19th July, Macroblock LED Display Conference 2017, gathering makers of displays and LED light sources worldwide, ended on a high note as it always did for the past 12 years. At this high-profile annual event, Macroblock’s chairman Dr. Li Chang Yang stated that display technology has been more widely used for various applications in different ways, such as displays in retail spaces, theaters, restaurants with immersive AR technology, and interactive applications.
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2017-08-07

Hort Americas Offers OSRAM Horticultural LED Lights

Hort Americas is now offering OSRAM’s ZELION HL300 series of horticultural LED fixtures including controls and accessories. One of main advantages of the fixtures is they are controllable allowing users to adjust both the light intensity (light quantity) and the spectrum (light quality).
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2017-08-01

Industry’s First Dual-Mode LED Driver with Programmable Emergency Light Levels Offers OEMs Greater Flexibility, Simplifies Manufacturing

Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, today announced its OPTOTRONIC Dual-Mode Programmable Emergency LED Driver, the market’s first programmable single-driver solution for emergency Solid State Lighting fixtures, which offers the ability to program and customize the light output in both normal and emergency operations.
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2017-07-30

Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc.

Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver-assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its advanced optical sensing technology is highly complementary with Osram’s semiconductor products. The two companies already work together and Osram has now made an investment in LeddarTech in the mid double-digit million euros.
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2017-07-27

Osram Announces Strong Operating Performance in 3Q17 and Positions Itself for Future Market of Autonomous Driving

"Osram's operating performance continues to be very strong. We are forging ahead with our transformation into a systems provider. By acquiring a stake in LeddarTech, we are paving the way for success in the key future market of autonomous driving," said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2017-07-27

Osram Opts for Germany for Its High-tech Strategy

Osram continues its transformation by establishing state-of-the-art technology at its German sites, based on the key points set out in the ‘Zukunftskonzept OSRAM’ (“Future Concept OSRAM”) agreed to by the company and the employee representatives. The aim is to sustain the company’s growth path, which began two years ago with the launch of Osram’s ‘Diamond’ innovation and growth initiative. The transformation will also lead to changes in the employment structure in Germany. Overall, the number of jobs in Germany is set to increase over the coming years.
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2017-07-24

Can Chinese LED Makers Change Rules of Patent Market in the Post Oligopoly Era?

For a long time, Nichia, Osram Opto., Cree, Toyota Gosei and Lumileds have jointly shaped an enormous and powerful patent shield with cross-license agreements within the world LED industry and the five lighting goliaths have been charging, more or less, whoever tried to sell LED products abroad. However, as those patents are about to expire, Taiwan- and Korea-based Companies rise with their new patents and the expansion of Chinese businesses is posing threats, the industry is slowing transitioning away from the old oligopoly.
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2017-07-19

Osram Lights Up APAC Region With New SIMPLITZ LED Floodlight Series

Recently, Osram Lighting Solutions presents the SIMPLITZ LED Floodlight series at their new product introduction road shows across APAC. Based on Osram's industry-leading technology, SIMPLITZ products offer excellent energy savings, higher reliability, longer lifetime and professional lighting experience than traditional floodlights, and are ideal for façade, building illuminations, flood lighting, and area lighting, as well as billboard illumination.
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2017-07-14

Osram and Continental in Talks for Automotive Lighting JV

Osram is planning on establishing a joint venture with Continental, a German automotive manufacturing company, to develop products for automotive lighting, reported Reuters.
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2017-07-11

New Outdoor Portfolio Illuminates Garden Highlights

The Osram Opto Semiconductors Duris S family just got larger. Offering the usual high quality and robustness, the new LED versions add an efficient outdoor consumer line to the existing high performance LED portfolio for professional outdoor applications. The Duris S5, S8 and S10 Outdoor LEDs are targeted for the residential lighting, High-bay and Floodlight market segment. Especially in these fields the lighting expert meets the costumer’s requirements for a good cost-value ratio.
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2017-07-11

Locating Actions in 3D Space

Osram Opto Semiconductors introduces its first high power single mode infrared laser. With an emission wavelength of 850nm, the SPL TR85 matches both camera sensors and silicon photodetectors. The potential fields of application for the new laser include position tracking for virtual reality systems, as well as various types of 3D sensors.
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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE