Osram buys LED Engin; Nitride sues RayVio; and Future allies with ERP

Osram will acquire San Jose-based LED Engin while Nitride Semiconductor has sued RayVio, and ERP Power signed a global distribution agreement with Future Lighting Solutions. In the latest LED business roundup, Osram has announced an agreement to acquire LED Engin, a manufacturer of packaged LEDs that typically integrate multiple emitters including products with as many […]


European installers avoiding wireless lighting controls

While the US makes strides, concerns linger in EMEA over interoperability and battery life, an Osram business developer says. HAMBURG – European installers continue to largely avoid wireless lighting controls because they are concerned about interoperability, battery life and other issues – even though wireless offers many benefits over wired systems, an Osram boss said […]


Osram completes LEDvance sale to Chinese consortium for €500 million

The Munich giant takes another big step out of the rough-and-tumble bulb business. Meanwhile, new co-owner MLS is expected to provide LEDvance with better chip pricing. With regulatory concerns now cleared in three countries, Osram has completed the sale of its LEDvance lamps group to an investor-led Chinese consortium for around €500 million ($529 million), […]


LED Drivers and IC Optoelectronic Components to Double in Revenue by 2023

Companies such as Nichia Corporation, Avago Technologies, Infineon Semiconductors N.V., and OSRAM have all shown a high level of interest in strategic business alliances in the form of mergers and acquisitions in the optoelectronic components market, finds Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a new study. Additionally, there already exist a large number of regional optoelectronic […]


The Future of Horticulture is Blooming With SSL

High-tech urban farming is growing with SSL designed to increase the yield and quality of produce, improving profitability and availability of crops, says Osram Americas’ HOSSEIN AGHAMEHDI. It’s simple: Plants need light. But they don’t all need the same amount of light, or even the same type of light to reach their potential. And while […]


Audi Taps Osram for OLED Taillights in Sports Car

More niche business for organic light emitting diodes, following Osram’s similar announcement with BMW. Backing up its assertion that there will at least be niche markets for OLED lighting technology, Osram announced that a second automaker, Audi AG, is using the company’s OLED rear lights in a production model. Munich-based Osram said Audi is using […]


St. Peter’s Square is lit with customized LED floodlights of Osram

As many as 400,000 visitors gather on occasion for celebrations in the Vatican plaza and now an SSL installation provides a safer environment while slashing power consumption. Osram has announced that on Oct. 20, 2016 new outdoor LED lighting was christened in the Vatican City plaza called St. Peter’s Square that’s located in front of […]