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O’Reilly Auto Parts Names SYLVANIA Automotive 2017 Supplier of the Year

February 21, 2018

Hillsboro, N.H. – SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), has received the 2017 Supplier of the Year Award from O’Reilly Auto Parts, a leading national retailer in the automotive aftermarket industry. Selected from hundreds of suppliers worldwide, recipients of this award are held to the highest standards and have enabled O’Reilly Auto Parts to grow successfully in the product categories they supply.

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New Lighting System for St. Peter’s Basilica Taking Shape

February 19, 2018

Munich, Germany and Wilmington, MA - Planning for the new LED lighting system for the world’s largest church has entered its final phase: The lighting calculations and simulations have been successfully completed. In the basilica, the LED lighting system has been tested in many areas, and everyone involved is really pleased with the results. Tests show that the illumination level of the domes is 10 times brighter than before. The new indirect lighting system also eliminates unsightly drop shadows on the circular inscription, which is carved into the wall below the cornices of the basilica.

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OSRAM Launches Digital Lighting Systems Blog Providing Insights into Smart Lighting Solutions, Emerging Smart Building Applications and IoT

February 13, 2018

Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced the launch of its Digital Lighting Systems blog, which will serve as a resource to guide discussions on the latest trends and technologies in the smart lighting and emerging smart building applications market. This market is expected to reach more than $48 billion by 2022. The OSRAM Digital Lighting Systems blog can be found at info.osram.us/blog, where readers can subscribe or follow the blog via OSRAM’s social media channels.

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OSRAM Continues Growth and Increases Investments in its Future

February 7, 2018

Munich Germany and Wilmington, MA - In the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, Osram continued to grow while increasing capital expenditure. Demand for high-tech products, particularly opto semiconductors, remained strong. At €1.03 billion, the group's revenue on a comparable basis was up by 5 percent relative to the prior-year quarter. EBITDA adjusted for special items amounted to €172 million, which was nearly the same level as a year earlier. The adjusted EBITDA-margin reached 16.7 percent. Due to the strong growth of its operations, the company was able to almost fully offset the negative impact from currency effects, continued increase in spending on research and development, and temporary increase in capital expenditures due to production expansions, such as the new facility in Kulim, Malaysia. Research and development expenses now equate to 9.4 percent of revenue. Osram remains on track with the implementation of its growth strategy.

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Boston Children’s Hospital and Global Lighting Leader OSRAM Unite to ‘Light Up’ the City in Support of Patient Families

January 17, 2018

WILMINGTON, MA. – OSRAM, a global high-tech lighting company, is teaming up with Boston Children’s Hospital to ‘Light Up’ the hospital and the City of Boston in an effort to support patients and their families during these cold winter months. The three-year partnership kicks off today with the announcement of the inaugural city-wide event, Light Up Our Hospital, Ignited by OSRAM, to be held at sunset (5:17 p.m.) on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

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OSRAM lasers promote adoption of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles

January 12, 2018

Sunnyvale, CA – At this year’s North American International Auto Show’s AutoMobili-D 2018, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is demonstrating how its high-power infrared pulse lasers are helping speed the adoption of autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). AutoMobili-D is a dedicated expo focused on the rapidly evolving global automotive and mobility landscapes. Attendees can experience OSRAM’s highly-efficient 905 nm lasers in action in booth #AD14 at AutoMobili-D from January 14 to January 21.

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OSRAM, Globacore Deliver Illuminating Experience at CES 2018

January 3, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV – OSRAM, the global No. 1 in automotive lighting, has teamed up again with Globacore and Taylor Group for CES 2018 to deliver a unique exhibit environment with an exclusive virtual reality (VR) experience highlighting OSRAM’s innovation in the automotive lighting market. The VR experience will feature three segments from which visitors can choose: Autonomous Driving; Headlights of the Future; and Smart Interiors, each delivering a novel perspective on the impact of visible and invisible lighting applications inside and outside an automobile. Additionally, the experience will be guided by an avatar of OSRAM’s Chief Technology Officer Stefan Kampmann – a first in the VR world. Globacore is an award-winning creative technology company based in Toronto, Ontario, specializing in virtual reality, game design and development. Taylor Group is a global brand experience agency uniting brands with their target audiences through events, environments and digital engagement.

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OSRAM's new, versatile LED works in headlights for every vehicle class

January 2, 2018

Sunnyvale, CA – OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has added the Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of products for the automotive sector. Designed primarily for vehicle headlights, the LED can be used in adaptive, glare-free high beams; daytime running lights; low beams; and standard high beam lighting. This comprehensive LED combines improved design with low system costs, making it suitable for a wide variety of vehicle classes and a broad spectrum of customers. The Oslon Compact PL will be on display in OSRAM booth #3115 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, Jan. 9-12, 2018.

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OSRAM is Driving the Future of Automotive Technology at CES

December 20, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV – OSRAM is lighting the way to the future of driving. At CES 2018, the global No. 1 in automotive lighting, will continue to reinvent light by expanding and enhancing the experience for drivers, passengers and others on the road, turning invisible light into visible benefits: From lasers that play a key role in LiDAR, which enables autonomous driving, to infrared LEDs that support Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems such as lane departure warnings. OSRAM also develops technology to enable smart headlights that notify drivers of obstacles in the road, and biometrics that can detect when a driver is having a health emergency. And it is the first to present technologies with LED and laser light sources that are suitable for both light and symbol projection on the road.

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OSRAM Helps Pave the Way for Autonomous Driving

December 20, 2017

Sunnyvale, CA – At CES 2018, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors shows how its high-power infrared pulse lasers help create high-resolution, 3D images for LIDAR systems. Attendees can experience OSRAM’s highly-efficient 905 nm lasers in action in OSRAM’s booth #3115, located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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OSRAM’s Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights With More Than 1,000 Individually Controllable Pixels

December 20, 2017

Sunnyvale, CA – The Eviyos prototype, developed by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, is the world’s first hybrid LED. It represents major progress in the company’s quest to deliver the first market-ready, connected, high-resolution LED. When in use, the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off as soon as oncoming traffic is detected to prevent drivers of oncoming vehicles from being blinded. The prototype will be on display in Osram booth #3115 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, Jan. 9-12, 2018.

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OSRAM Spotlights LED and Laser Solutions in Rinspeed’s Latest Concept Vehicle

December 19, 2017

Sunnyvale, CA – OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a leading lighting and technology company, is the exclusive lighting partner for Rinspeed’s Snap concept car. Rinspeed is well known for its visionary ideas and progressive design. The Swiss-based think tank created Snap for a future defined by autonomous driving and urbanization. The autonomous concept vehicle, which features many of OSRAM’s LED, laser and optoelectronic sensing solutions from the ultraviolet (UV) and visible to infrared spectrum, will be launched at the 2018 CES Show in Las Vegas. It will be on display during the show in Harman’s exhibit at the Hard Rock Hotel, Jan. 9-12.

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OSRAM’s New LED Chip Factory Goes Into Operation in Kulim

November 23, 2017

"We are both on schedule and within budget," pointed out Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG, during the opening ceremony in Kulim on Thursday. "Given our enormous recent growth rates of 19 percent in the LED business, we are pleased to have the new production capacities. Our investment in Kulim also attests to the technology shift and our transition to becoming a high-tech corporation: At the beginning of this decade, conventional lighting still accounted for 80 percent of Osram's business. Today, two-thirds of our sales are based on optical semiconductors."

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Osram Introduces Next-Gen Photodiodes Featuring Smaller Package Size and Improved Flexibility For Customers

November 17, 2017

Osram Opto Semiconductors presents the world’s first surface-mount technology (SMT) package for large-area photodiode chips, which are ideally suited for use in rain sensors. The new SFH 2200 A01 and SFH 2200 FA A01 are mounted behind the vehicle’s windshield. When a raindrop falls on the windshield, the diodes detect a change in the incidence of light. This change is then translated by the system to control the windshield wipers and the rate at which they operate. The photodiode chips comply with the strict demands of the automotive industry and are approved to operate at temperatures up to 125°C. The SFH 2200 A01 and SFH 2200 FA A01 photodiodes also meet the requirements for AEC-Q101-C qualification. Once again, Osram Opto Semiconductors supports the trend for the miniaturization of photodiodes.

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OSRAM and LED Engin Showcase Entertainment Innovation at Live Design International 2017 in Las Vegas

November 14, 2017

Las Vegas, NV and Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, is showcasing innovations in LED lighting at Live Design International (LDI) 2017, the leading trade show and conference for attendees working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues, including concerts, theaters, night clubs, theme parks, houses of worship and many more. This year, OSRAM’s Professional and Industrial Applications (PIA) business unit will exhibit with LED Engin, the California-based LED supplier acquired by Osram earlier this year. Both OSRAM and LED Engin can be found in Booth #2536 at LDI.

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Strong Fiscal Year Lays the Foundation for Further Growth at OSRAM

November 6, 2017

MUNICH, Germany and WILMINGTON, MA - In the last fiscal year, OSRAM benefited from persistently strong demand for its high-tech products, and particularly its opto-semiconductors. On a comparable basis (i.e. adjusted for portfolio and currency effects), revenue rose by just over 8 percent year on year to reach more than four billion Euro. The operating margin reached 16.8 percent, the EBITDA adjusted for special items was up by more than 6 percent to €695 million. Profit after tax came to €275 million. A dividend of €1.10 per share is to be proposed to the supervisory board. That means an increase by ten percent. Encouraging progress is being made with the 'Diamond' innovation and growth initiative, two years after it was launched. We are on track with our strategy. Despite negative currency effects and investments, OSRAM will continue to grow in 2018.

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Survey Shows U.S. Drivers Understand How to Improve Visibility on the Road, but Aren’t Taking Action

November 3, 2017

Hillsboro, NH – A new survey released today from SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), found that drivers are aware that headlights dim and wear over time, but most of those drivers do not take steps to proactively maintain their vehicle’s headlights.

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Partners Connected Health and OSRAM Investigate Light-based Disinfection

October 31, 2017

Boston, MA – Looking to make cleaning a hospital environment more effective and efficient, the Partners Connected Health Innovation team worked with global lighting technology leader OSRAM to explore the use of light as a disinfectant. OSRAM's headquarters for the Americas region is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

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SYLVANIA Automotive Goes All LED at AAPEX 2017

October 26, 2017

Hillsboro, NH – SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), will debut its new LED low-beam line at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to this new line of LED low-beams, which will launch in the Canadian market, SYLVANIA Automotive will showcase its ZEVO LED fog lights, among other products.

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SYLVANIA Automotive Launches Line of Durable LED Low-Beam Headlights for the Canadian Market

October 24, 2017

Hillboro, NH – SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), today announced its new line of LED low beam headlights for the Canadian market. The line of LED bulbs, including the 9006 LED Headlight, H7 LED Headlight, and H11 LED Headlight, are the first line of SYLVANIA LED low-beam headlights commercially available in Canada.

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SYLVANIA Automotive and National Organizations for Youth Safety Provide Safe Driving Tips for Back-to-School Season

September 21, 2017

Hillsboro, NH – Students of all ages have officially started the 2017-18 school year. Along with preparation for in-classroom learning, it is also a time to ensure safety to and from school and extracurricular activities, especially with new drivers on the road and parents juggling busy schedules. SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), in partnership with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), wants to remind teenage drivers and parents to prioritize safety and automotive maintenance before hitting the road.

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OSRAM’s Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights

September 25, 2017

The Eviyos prototype, developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors, is the world’s first hybrid LED. It represents major progress in the company’s quest to deliver the first market-ready, connected, high-resolution LED. When in use, the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off as soon as oncoming traffic is detected to prevent drivers of oncoming vehicles from being blinded. The prototype is part of a demonstration by Osram Specialty Lighting and will be on display for the first time at ISAL September 25-27, 2017, in Darmstadt, Germany.

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OSRAM Recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society for Inclusion in 2017 Progress Report

September 18, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, today announced that the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee has selected OSRAM’s OPTOTRONIC Programmable Emergency Driver and Traxon's DOT XLQ-8 RGBW for inclusion in the 2017 IES Progress Report. The Progress Committee’s mission is to recognize developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare an annual report of achievements for its membership. Inclusion in the Progress Report is determined by an impartial judg-ing process to evaluate each submission on its content, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.

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SYLVANIA Automotive Lights Up the Road Less Traveled with Cube-X 2-in-1

September 14, 2017

Hillsboro, NH – SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), today 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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OSRAM Launches Compact Ceramos C, a Versatile Mini LED for Mobile Devices

September 12, 2017

Osram Opto Semiconductors is leading the miniaturization trend with the introduction of its smallest LED yet in the Ceramos family. Ceramos C is ideal for flash applications on smartphones or tablets, producing perfect illumination with every snap. Ceramos C expands the existing portfolio of products that feature a unique CSP, specifically developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors.

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OSRAM Launches Osconiq Product Family for Professional Lighting Applications

September 5, 2017

Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new Osconiq product line covers professional applications including linear and area lighting, high and low bay lighting and street lighting. Well-known Duris P products used in professional applications will transfer to the new Osconiq line. The first in the new high-performance LED family is Osconiq P 2226, offering impressive versatility thanks to its exceptional robustness, extensive color portfolio and scalable current.

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Advance Auto Parts Honors SYLVANIA Automotive with 2017 DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year Award

August 31, 2017

Hillsboro, NH – SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), has been named the 2017 DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year by Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Advance Auto Parts selected SYLVANIA Automotive as the winner of this year’s DIY Excellence award for its continued commitment to bring top-notch products, innovative solutions and creative ideas to the table that help drive business forward.

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OSRAM Acquires Leading U.S. Software Platform Provider

August 23, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA – 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 intelli-gent lighting control, energy use, and security systems to the measurement of envi-ronmental 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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Industry’s First Dual-Mode LED Driver with Programmable Emergency Light Levels Offers OEMs Greater Flexibility, Simplifies Manufacturing

July 31, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA – 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. A separate snap-on battery pack with harness, available in slim, linear and compact options, powers emergency lighting in the event of an outage and provides up to 18W in back-up mode. The complete solution reduces the number of components required per emergency luminaire, substantially simplifies in-fixture wiring, and enables OEMs to better tailor their fixtures to application requirements while reducing the number of SKUs they must inventory.

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OSRAM Launches Customizable LED Node Solution with Remote Device Management, Ideal for High-Brightness Lighting and Media Applications

June 19, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA – Traxon Technologies, an OSRAM brand and global leader in dynamic lighting, has announced the launch of Dot XLQ-8 RGBW, a fully customizable, dynamic LED node solution for a wide range of lighting and media applications. The high brightness and intelligent four-colors-per-node RGBW media dot design supports Ethernet communication and Remote Device Management (RDM), making it ideal for even the most complex lighting scenarios.

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OSRAM to Acquire California-based LED Supplier LED Engin Inc.

June 6, 2017

Munich, Germany and Wilmington, MA - OSRAM has agreed to acquire U.S.-based LED Engin Inc. in San Jose, California. The company has approximately 30 employees and annual sales of around USD 10 million. LED Engin specializes in ultra-bright, ultra-compact solid state lighting solutions for variety of specialty markets including entertainment lighting, ultraviolet, horticulture, tunable white and medical lighting applications. Its products mainly incorporate LED chips from Osram Opto Semiconductors. “LED Engin opens up new opportunities for us to offer our customers tailored specialty lighting solutions. LED Engin products are suitable for a variety of specialty applications, making them an ideal addition to our portfolio,” said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of OSRAM’s Specialty Lighting (SP) business unit.

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OSRAM Celebrates 50 Years of HMI® Film and Studio Lighting

May 31, 2017

Wilmington, MA and Hollywood, CA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, celebrates 50 years of providing the film and television industry with its original HMI® Metal Halide Lamps, which reliably deliver daylight and true color. OSRAM's HMI technology has received both an OSCAR® and a Primetime Emmy® Engineering award since its introduction to the market in 1967. The latest innovations in HMI technology will be demonstrated in the OSRAM booth, #114A, at the 22nd Annual Cine Gear Expo, held June 2-3, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif.

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OSRAM Introduces First Seven-Year Warranty for LED Signage Lighting Market

May 22, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, today announces the extension of its comprehensive LED signage system warranty. OSRAM’s standard LED Signage System Warranty has been extended from five years to an industry-leading seven years. This warranty applies to a number of OSRAM’s Signage Lighting products including the BackLED™ and BoxLED™ LED Modules along with OSRAM’s world-class Optotronic® Constant Voltage Power Supplies (OT60W and OT96W models) when used together as a complete lighting system. Extending the warranty by an additional two years is an unprecedented industry move by Osram, designed to further strengthen the commitment the company offers to its customers by backing its products for a full seven years.

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SYLVANIA Automotive Shines Light on Dangers of Teen Nighttime Driving

May 22, 2017

Wilmington, MA and Hillsboro, NH – SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), today announced the kick-off of its participation and support of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM), in partnership with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS). Every May, youth and traffic safety advocates from across the country unite during NOYS’ GYTSM to focus on prevention of vehicle crashes, which are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Although sometimes overlooked, headlights are an active safety feature for drivers, and increase visibility to help avoid obstacles and collisions.

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OSRAM Showcases Smart, Connected Lighting Solutions at LIGHTFAIR

May 9, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA and PHILADELPHIA, PA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, is demonstrating its latest innovations at Booth #1401 at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. With the sale of its general lighting lamps business complete, OSRAM is on track to become a leader in the high-tech world of digital lighting, including LED-based and smart technologies. LFI 2017 takes place May 9-11, 2017, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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OSRAM Wireless Lighting Control System Supports Luminaire Choice; Offers Easy Upgrade Path for Small- to Mid-Sized Commercial Spaces

April 24, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, announced today the availability of SIMPLU X™, a simple standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 square feet and/or up to 100 nodes. For maximum design flexibility, SIMPLUX enables specifiers to choose virtually any manufacturer’s luminaire that has a 0-10V dimmable ballast or LED driver, and deliver fixture-by-fixture or full group control as needed. SIMPLUX also offers an easy upgrade path to POLARIS 3D software and the ENCELIUM® networked light management system for more sophisticated, enterprise-level control or integration to building automation systems via BACNet®. It is a simple, code-compliant solution for a variety of room or multi-room applications including new, retrofit and multi-phase construction projects. The SIMPLUX wireless lighting control system is ideally suited for schools, commercial offices, warehouses, and places where a wired solution is a challenge.

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OSRAM Donates More than $7,000 in Food, Personal & Pet Items to Local Charities

April 5, 2017

HILLSBORO, N.H. – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, collected more than $7,000 in product donations after hosting its third annual food drive on March 24, 2017. Employees at the company’s Hillsboro, N.H., location, which is the manufacturing, sales, and administrative facility for OSRAM’s automotive division including SYLVANIA Automotive, contributed canned and dry goods, personal care items, household paper products, pet items and monetary donations to benefit numerous local charities. The local programs that benefited from these donations include Hillsboro Area Food Pantry; Weare Food Pantry; Antrim Bennington Food Pantry; Henniker Food Pantry; The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center; White Birch Community Center; and the Kids Adventures Afterschool Program in Hillsboro.

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OSRAM Launches Next Generation Cove Light to Elevate Hospitality and Retail Environments with Improved Design, Flexibility & Efficiency

March 28, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA – Traxon Technologies, an OSRAM brand and global leader in dynamic lighting solutions, today announced the launch of its next generation Cove Light AC DIM GII solution. This indoor fixture for indirect illumination is designed to make it easier for lighting designers and architects to create more dynamic retail and hospitality environments in installations around the world.

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OSRAM Wins 2017 Best Office Design Award for Regional Headquarters from International Interior Design Association, New England Chapter

March 27, 2017

WILMINGTON, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, has received the Best Office Design Award (over 80,000 square feet) from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), New England Chapter, for the design of its regional headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Osram unveiled the headquarters in January 2016. The IIDA awards recognize innovative interior design projects throughout New England, and has as members professionals in the design, real estate, construction and engineering industries.

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OSRAM Bi-Directional Interface Enables Streamlined Configuration of Smart Luminaires that are Compatible with Multiple Light Management Systems

March 21, 2017

Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, today announced OSRAM DEXAL™ (Data Exchange for Advanced Lighting) -- a non-proprietary, intra-luminaire interface that enables power and bi-directional communication between the driver and the fixture-integrated component providing exact luminaire-specific data including diagnostics to light management systems. DEXAL has been tested and proven compatible with a growing list of industry-leading light management systems including Daintree Networks solutions from Current, powered by GE; Enlighted, Inc.; Magnum Energy Solutions; and OSRAM ENCELIUM. Luminaire OEMS can leverage DEXAL as a standard bi-directional communications interface and drastically reduce the number of component configurations they must support. Additionally, an integrated power supply further simplifies manufacturing by reducing component count and the related costs.

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OSRAM Acquires Lighting Services Provider Maneri-Agraz

February 6 2017

Munich, Germany & Wilmington, MA - OSRAM has strengthened its service business in the U.S. and acquired the business operations of Houston, Texas-based Maneri-Agraz Enterprises, a national provider of energy-efficient lighting solutions in commercial and industrial facilities. The profitable company has annual revenue in the low double-digit millions (based on U.S. dollars). Maneri-Agraz’s client base includes large, well-known food and beverage manufacturing and distribution facilities, as well as technology companies and aerospace facilities, among others. Maneri-Agraz will be part of OSRAM’s service division Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS), which is a segment of OSRAM's Lighting Solutions business unit.

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OSRAM Illuminates the Road Ahead for Rinspeed’s Concept Car Oasis

January 5, 2017

LAS VEGAS and MUNICH – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company and the global No. 1 in automotive car lighting, is the exclusive lighting supplier for Oasis, the latest concept vehicle from Rinspeed. The Switzerland-based think tank is known for its visionary mobility concepts and this latest concept vehicle is designed to reimagine what the driverless vehicle experience could look and feel like in the future. Rinspeed will launch the Oasis at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The vehicle will be on display during CES 2017 at the Harman exhibit at the Hard Rock Hotel, Jan. 5-7.

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OSRAM Shows New Smart Automotive Technologies at CES

January 4 2017

​LAS VEGAS and MUNICH – OSRAM, the global No. 1 in automotive car lighting, will unveil its latest high-tech automotive applications at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8, 2017. “Osram’s car lighting technologies are designed to offer drivers smart and stylish design options, but most importantly, to significantly enhance road safety,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. “Laser-based car lighting is much brighter and enables a doubled high-beam range. The improved down-road visibility and clarity for the drivers increases safety for all on the road.” The fatality rate of night-time travel is up to four times that of day-time travel. A glare-free full-beam is another of Osram’s solutions to enhance visibility.

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OSRAM ENCELIUM® Lighting Control System Now DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) Qualified

November 9 2016

Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, today announced that its ENCELIUM Lighting Control System has been listed on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL) in the category of Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems. With this distinction of DLC QPL, the Osram ENCELIUM Lighting Control System is acknowledged as a cutting-edge, high-efficiency, commercial sector lighting solution. The award-winning ENCELIUM Lighting Control System is a scalable, wireless or wired lighting control system that enables facility managers to elevate the cost effectiveness and occupant experience of their lighting spaces with just a click of the mouse.

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OSRAM Wins 2016 CoreNet Global Best Large Renovation Award for Design of New U.S. Corporate Headquarters in Wilmington, Mass.

November 2 2016

Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, has been honored as a CoreNet Global New England 2016 Award of Excellence winner, recognizing the innovative design of its new corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The award, part of the “Best Large Renovation (larger than 80,000 square feet)” category, was presented during the Awards of Excellence Gala on Nov. 1, 2016, at The Intercontinental Hotel in Boston. Osram unveiled the new headquarters in January 2016.

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SYLVANIA Automotive Expands ZEVO® Product Suite with Debut of LED Fog Bulbs at AAPEX 2016 in Las Vegas

November 1 2016

Las Vegas, NV – SYLVANIA Automotive, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), will debut its latest additions to the ZEVO® LED Lighting product suite at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Nov. 1 – Nov. 3 in Las Vegas.

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OSRAM Showcases Innovation at Live Design International (LDI) 2016, Expanding Options for Entertainment Lighting

October 21 2016

Las Vegas, NV and Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, is showcasing new innovations in entertainment lamps and lighting at Live Design International (LDI) 2016, the leading trade show and conference for attendees working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. This year, Osram’s exhibit will include the launch of its HMI® STUDIO series and advancements to its Lok-it!® HTI and HMI® UVS families.

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OSRAM Completes Acquisition of Novità Technologies

October 5, 2016

Wilmington, MA and Hendersonville, TN – Effective Oct. 4, 2016, Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, has successfully completed the acquisition of Novità Technologies, a U.S. manufacturer of automotive LED modules which are used primarily in tail lights, fog lights and daytime running lights. With this move, Osram will further expand its position in the U.S. automotive LED market. “The successful closing of this transaction is a further step in our strategy to strengthen our leading position in automotive lighting and to expand our LED automotive portfolio for project business,” said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of the Specialty Lighting business unit.

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OSRAM Appoints Michael Flieger Chief Financial Officer for Americas Region

September 13 2016

Wilmington, MA – Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, has appointed Michael Flieger, 42, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Americas region. Flieger succeeds Grant Wright, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Osram’s Americas region in July 2015, and for the past year has maintained a dual role as CEO and CFO. Flieger will be responsible for the financial oversight and governance of Osram’s business operations in the Americas region.

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ENCELIUM Wireless Area Lighting Controller Wins Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award 2016

July 26 2016

​Wilmington, MA – The ENCELIUM® Wireless Area Lighting Controller (WALC) by OSRAM has been honored with an Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award (PIA) 2016 in the “Controls and Drivers” category. The ENCELIUM WALC allows a group of lighting devices to communicate via a wireless mesh network based on ZigBee® standards and connects to the ENCELIUM Energy Management System for a scalable, wireless or wired lighting control system that enables facility managers to elevate the cost effectiveness and occupant experience of their lighting spaces with just a click of the mouse. It is one of the only lighting control systems that can gather data from a range of lighting component suppliers to tailor lighting usage with the frequently changing requirements of the facility – helping to make buildings fit for the future.

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Rapid 7 Findings for OSRAM Lightify Products

July 26 2016

Wilmington, MA - OSRAM agreed to security testing on existing LIGHTIFY products by Security researchers from RAPID7. Since being notified about the vulnerabilities identified by Rapid7, OSRAM has taken actions to analyze, validate and implement a risk-based remediation strategy, and the majority of vulnerabilities will be patched in the next version update, currently planned for release in August.

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OSRAM Finds Best Owner for Lamps Business

July 26 2016

Osram Finds Best Owner for Lamps Business:
Chinese consortium consisting of the strategic investor IDG, the Chinese lighting company MLS and the financial investor Yiwu acquire Osram’s business unit Lamps for more than €400 million

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OSRAM Expands its Expertise in Automotive LED Modules

July 21 2016

As part of the three-pillar strategy announced last November, Osram is further expanding the leading position of its Specialty Lighting (SP) business. The company has agreed to acquire Novità Technologies, a U.S. manufacturer of automotive LED modules which are used particularly in tail lights, fog lights and daytime running lights. The acquisition will immediately be margin-accretive in the Specialty Lighting segment. Novità Technologies, a successful company based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, has annual sales of over 40 million euros, with around 100 employees and ships mainly to headlight and tail light manufacturers in the United States. Both parties have agreed not to divulge any financial details of the transaction, which is planned to be completed by October 2016. “The purchase of Novità Technologies is an outstanding addition to our project and system business and at the same time strengthens our position on the important U.S. market”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of Osram's Specialty Lighting business unit.

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New OSRAM Horticulture LED Series of Fixtures Meet the Unique Needs of a Wide Range of Commercial Growing Applications

June 22 2016

Wilmington, MA – OSRAM ZELION® HL300 series of fully spectra tunable and dimmable horticulture LED lighting fixtures from OSRAM SYLVANIA will be available mid-July for use in various phases of crop growth. The series, which includes the ZELION HL300 Grow Light, ZELION HL300 Grow White and ZELION HL300 Sunlight, were designed to meet the specific growing needs of commercial greenhouses, garden centers, research facilities and universities. These long-life LED fixtures use superior OSRAM Oslon® LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors that emit light in the photosynthetic active region of the visible light spectrum (400–700 nm) for optimal plant growth. UL-certified for horticultural lighting and RoHS compliant, the fixtures also offer the highest micromoles per watt compared to similar class LED fixtures.

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OSRAM Connected Lighting Module Wins LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award

May 13 2016

OSRAM innovations have been receiving numerous accolades recently in the United States, demonstrating how the lighting leader is shaping the future with smart lighting technology. Out of 28 entries, the OSRAM Connected Lighting Module (CLM) won “Best of Category” at the LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards in the Control Components, Hardware and Systems category. In addition, six OSRAM ENCELIUM and OEM light engine products were recognized by Design Journal, an international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers, as Best of 2015 Products and/or with Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).

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