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Subaru Honors Osram Sylvania with Supplier Excellence Award and PPM Quality Excellence Award

July 30, 2019

Hillsboro, N.H. – Osram Sylvania, the leader in automotive lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), recently received two awards from Subaru of America, Inc. – the 2019 Supplier Excellence Award and the Parts Per Million (PPM) Quality Excellence Award. The Supplier Excellence Award honored Osram Sylvania for its outstanding achievement in all areas of supplier performance. Meanwhile, the PPM Quality Excellence Award recognized Osram Sylvania for its consistent, detailed analysis of all potential concerns and its commitment to continuous improvement.

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New, Robust Osram LED Extends the Day

July 24, 2019

Sunnyvale, Calif. - While sunsets can be stunning and relaxing to watch, they can also be stressful by making visibility difficult during late evening walks or long hours at construction sites. Flashlights and work lamps improve safety for walkers and workers by lighting these areas at night. Now, the manufacturers of these lighting solutions can benefit from the highly reliable, long-lasting (> 70,000h) and robust Osconiq P 3030.

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Osram’s Traxon Elevates the Experience for Fair Attendees and Future Concertgoers with Dynamic Lighting at Tulsa Expo’s Oklahoma Stage

July 15, 2019

TULSA, Okla. and WILMINGTON, Mass.Traxon Technologies, an Osram business and global leader in dynamic lighting solutions, is elevating the experience for audiences at the Oklahoma Stage, located at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. Home to the Tulsa State Fair, the state’s oldest annual fair dating back to 1903, the Tulsa Expo plans to make the Oklahoma Stage a concert destination, and the installation of Traxon’s LED lighting technology is one of the first steps in luring local and big-name artists alike. The Tulsa State Fair will be held from Sept. 26 to Oct. 6, 2019.

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Lighting Designer Creates Dynamic LED Art Installation with Traxon Technologies at San Francisco International Airport

June 24, 2019

WILMINGTON, Mass. and SAN FRANCISCO – Traxon Technologies, an Osram business and global leader in dynamic lighting solutions, is brightening the skyline in San Francisco as the exclusive lighting provider for an art installation at San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) long-term parking garage. The art installation by Johanna Grawunder, titled Coding, uses a range of Traxon lighting technologies to create a subtle light show that is visible throughout the day and night, and uses the building’s existing steel beams and mirrored windows to suggest dots and dashes, ultimately spelling “San Francisco” in Morse code.

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Quantum Dots from Osram Make LEDs Even More Efficient

May 20, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Osram Opto Semiconductors, a world leader in the optoelectronics industry, will showcase its first Quantum Dot LED in booth #1701 at LIGHTFAIR International. Quantum Dots (QD) are nanometer-sized semiconductor particles and are approximately 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. Due to their very small size, the light that is re-emitted when blue LED light hits the nanoparticles depends on their size.

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At Lightfair International 2019, Osram Demonstrates its Innovative Technologies Designed to Improve Quality of Life in a Connected World

May 20, 2019

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, returns to Lightfair International (LFI) in 2019 to highlight a range of technologies using visible and invisible light to improve quality of life. Osram’s continued transformation into a high-tech photonics company focuses on four strategic application fields: Mobility, Safety and Security, Connection, and Well-Being and Health. LFI, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and as one of the world’s lighting tech leaders, Osram is one of just eight companies that has been exhibiting at LFI each year since the show’s inception in 1989. Osram will be in Booth #1701 at LFI, May 21-23, 2019, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Penn.

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Traxon Introduces New Members of the ProPoint Family Designed for Wide Range of Exterior Facades

May 16, 2019

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Traxon Technologies, an Osram business and global leader in dynamic lighting solutions, introduces its latest architectural lighting fixtures, the ProPoint Family of Linear, Vista, Pixel and Sconce fixtures. All four products were developed for building exteriors, and are designed to create excitement by highlighting architectural details. The four new products in the ProPoint Family will be introduced at Lightfair International, May 21-23, 2019, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Penn. Osram will be located at Booth #1701.

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Osram and FSG Announce Collaborative Partnership for Smart Building IoT Solutions

May 13, 2019

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, and Facility Solutions Group (FSG), a leader in building technology system design, integration, installation and managed services, are joining forces to offer turnkey smart building IoT solutions to the commercial, industrial and retail industries. As part of the collaborative partnership, FSG will offer the Encelium® Light Management System and fixture-integrated sensors, controls and components by Osram to end customers including national accounts. Smart building IoT solutions leverage networked lighting systems as the technology infrastructure for smart lighting and applications beyond illumination that improve operational efficiencies, building sustainability profiles, occupant comfort and the bottom line. The strategic collaboration with FSG further demonstrates Osram’s commitment to a growing ecosystem that is embracing the digitalization of commercial space that creates smarter buildings.

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SmartVIZ Project Explores Innovative Visualization Technologies with Micro LEDs

April 10, 2019

Sunnyvale, Calif. - Osram Opto Semiconductors, a leader in photonics, announced it is part of a new project that is exploring the principles of high-resolution visualization solutions using µLEDs (micro LEDs). The project, which began in November 2018, is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.

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Osram Launches High Wattage XBO® Cinema Lamps at CinemaCon 2019

March 25, 2019

WILMINGTON, Mass. and LAS VEGAS – Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, is expanding its award-winning XBO® digital cinema lamp portfolio with three new high-wattage lamps: XBO 6500W/DHP XL; XBO 7000W/DHP and XBO 7000W/HPN. The new lamps will be exhibited at the Osram booth #2614A at CinemaCon, held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, April 2-4, 2019, and will be commercially available in April.

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Osram Unveils Grow Light System for Horticulture Research

February 27, 2019

WILMINGTON, Mass.Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, announces the launch of its Phytofy RL horticultural research grow light. Phytofy RL was developed to meet the growing demands of researchers at universities, private institutes and plant production in greenhouses and vertical farms. Researchers and modern agriculturists can use the LED-based lighting system Phytofy RL in the lab or in climate chambers in order to develop new plant-specific light and growth recipes. These recipes can lead to desired outcomes in plant quality, yield and flavor.

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Osram and Boston Children’s Hospital Shine a Light for Boston’s Littlest Patients and their Families

February 25, 2019

BOSTON and WILMINGTON, Mass.Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, and Boston Children’s Hospital, a worldwide leader in pediatric care, held their Shine Your Light for Boston Children’s Hospital event this evening, when 50 buildings around the City of Boston shined Boston Children’s blue to show their support for Boston Children’s patients and their families. Osram is the corporate sponsor of the Shine Your Light campaign.

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Osram Launches Digital Tunable White System

February 19, 2019

Wilmington, Mass. – Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, today announced the launch of a digital tunable white (TW) system based on DALI designed for human centric lighting (HCL) applications in educational, commercial office and healthcare settings. The system consists of an OPTOTRONIC® Tunable White two-channel Programmable LED Driver, OSRAM Tunable White Wallstation, PrevaLED® Tunable White Light Engine, and optional OSRAM Control Power Pack. The TW Wallstation sends preset scene commands to the OPTOTRONIC TW LED Driver, which is preprogrammed to specific Correlated Color Temperatures (CCT) between 2700K-6500K and light intensities between 1-100 percent. Wallstation lighting scenes can be reprogrammed by the end user, offering the flexibility that some customers require. The PrevaLED TW Light Engine is recommended as part of this solution for optimal performance, however, the OPTOTRONIC TW LED Driver also can be paired with third-party tunable white light engines. The TW System can be used as a standalone system or as part of a connected solution.

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Osram Infuses Red Bull Crashed Ice with LED Technology

February 5, 2019

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, is giving Red Bull an extra boost for its Crashed Ice event in Boston. As the exclusive lighting partner of Crashed Ice, Osram will embed its fully DMX controllable LED lighting in the ice, creating a vivid feature in the track to guide the riders downhill and over jumps and other obstacles. Osram will also outfit a rider with LED-embedded gear. While this is Red Bull’s first Crashed Ice event in Boston, it is not the first collaboration between the two. Crashed Ice takes place Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Osram’s New Green Laser Diode Turns Smartphones into Projectors

January 31, 2019

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Osram Opto Semiconductors, a world leader in the optoelectronics industry, announces a new, green laser diode that enables smartphones to project brighter and sharper images. Projectors require red, green and blue (RGB) lasers for full-color projection, but green light is particularly important because the human eye is most sensitive in the green spectral range. At the same time, green lasers are the most difficult to manufacture.

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Osram Advances the Future of Automotive Lighting with New Laser Diodes

January 29, 2019

Sunnyvale, Calif. - Osram Opto Semiconductors, a world leader in the optoelectronics industry, is introducing its second-generation blue multi-mode laser diode, which double the range of previous LED solutions up to 600 meters. It also simplifies system design when used in the auxiliary high beam lights of vehicles.

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Osram drives transformation with sale of North American service business, Sylvania Lighting Solutions

January 16, 2019

Munich, Germany and Wilmington, MA - With the sale of its North American services business, Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS), Osram is making further progress toward becoming a photonics champion. In WESCO International, Osram has found the best new owner for the services business with approximately 220 employees and annual sales of more than 100 million US dollars. The transaction is expected to close in the first calendar quarter of 2019 and the purchase price is in the double-digit million euro range.

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Osram and GaN Systems Introduce Ultrafast Laser Driver with High-power, Multi-channel for LiDAR

January 3, 2019

Sunnyvale, Calif. - Osram Opto Semiconductors, a leading optoelectronics company and global number 1 in automotive lighting, announced an ultrafast laser driver with a high-power, multi-channel Surface Mount (SMT) laser for LiDAR (Light detection and ranging) systems. Osram, the leader in LiDAR lasers, and GaN Systems, the leader in GaN power semiconductors, partnered to develop the breakthrough in laser driver technology that enables longer range and higher resolution LiDAR architectures.

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Photonics for a Smarter Life: OSRAM Will Showcase Latest Technologies that Improve Mobility; Connectivity; Safety and Security; Well-Being and Health at CES 2019

December 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS and WILMINGTON, Mass. – Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, returns to CES in 2019 to demonstrate its break-through technologies in a range of applications including Mobility; Connectivity; Safety and Security; and Well-Being and Health. Technologies beyond visible illumination enable self-driving vehicles, as well as Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), and biometric identification applications. In addition to automotive lighting technologies, Osram will showcase the future of light: Horticultural sensing and lighting solutions (used by NASA researchers), and will prove how the right light at the right time can improve our quality of life through applications such as Human Centric Lighting (HCL) technology, which has been used by world-class athletes and racecar drivers. HCL applications can be experienced in Osram’s booth at CES with devices such as Osram’s ChronogyTM Human Centric eyewear and a dynamic HCL ceiling. Osram’s textile products, including backpacks and vests with embedded illumination to increase visibility and ultimately safety, also will be demonstrated at CES; and Osram will showcase building space optimization applications that can be used by facilities managers and employees via a mobile app. Osram’s booth will be located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #8521.

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OSRAM Sharpens Focus on Digital Future

November 6, 2018

Munich, Germany and Wilmington, MA – Despite economic challenges and a difficult market environment, OSRAM held its ground in fiscal 2018 and increased its revenue slightly on a comparable basis. In the future, the Group intends to focus even more strongly in the area of photonics and optical technologies beyond lighting. On a comparable basis, i.e. adjusted for portfolio and currency effects, revenue rose by just under 2 percent to more than €4.1 billion. The adjusted operating margin reached 14.7 percent. EBITDA before special items was impacted by the economic slowdown, especially in the automotive industry, and amounted to €605 million. Earnings after taxes totaled €142 million. To ensure continuity for shareholders, the Managing Board proposes a constant dividend of €1.11 per share for the past fiscal year. In addition, the company is planning another share buyback of up to €400 million.

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At LDI 2018, OSRAM Launches SharXS® Brilliant Lamps Designed to Enhance the Experience of Live Performances and Television

October 16, 2018

Las Vegas, NV – OSRAM, along with its subsidiaries and entertainment lighting brands LED Engin, Claypaky and ADB, will showcase brilliant lighting solutions for television, stage and more at Live Design International, Oct. 19-21, in Las Vegas. Capitalizing on its high CRI metal halide technology, OSRAM’s focus will be on new double-ended lamps for the SharXS® family, the HMI® Digital and HMI Studio series for film and television, and the latest in the highly successful SIRIUS HRI® portfolio. Also shown will be OSRAM’s Lok-it!® Power Series and the KREIOS FLx 90W flood light. LED Engin, an OSRAM business, will launch its new LZ7 Plus emitter, which is the world’s first 50W seven-die LED emitter for use in stage lighting applications. LED Engin will be located in the OSRAM booth, #1431, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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LED Engin Introduces World’s First 50W Seven-Die LED Emitter

October 16, 2018

San Jose, CA - LED Engin, an OSRAM business, has unveiled the LZ7 Plus, the world’s first 50W seven-die LED emitter. The trend in stage lighting fixtures has evolved from not only delivering ultra-bright light with narrow beam, but also creating more sophisticated color schemes and high CRI white. LZ7 Plus is uniquely designed to address this trend, featuring seven high-power dies in six colors, which can be individually controlled to deliver intense, saturated colors, as well as high quality white light as a result of color mixing. The LZ7 Plus can be used in various stage fixtures, such as static and moving head wash fixtures, as well as profile fixtures.

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OSRAM and Rifiniti Team Up to Offer Smart Building IoT Solutions including Capacity Planning and Conference Room Rationalization

October 15, 2018

Wilmington, MA. – OSRAM, a global high-tech lighting company, is teaming up with Rifiniti, a leader in workplace analytics software, to offer smart building IoT solutions to the commercial real estate industry that improve operational efficiencies, occupant comfort and the bottom line. The solutions guide major real estate decisions such as capacity planning and conference room rationalization and combine rich data based on the smart lighting technology infrastructure by OSRAM with powerful workplace analytics software by Rifiniti. As part of the partnership, OSRAM will offer Rifiniti Optimo software as a solution (SaaS) to Encelium® Extend light management system end customers.

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OSRAM Lights Up HUBweek with Human Centric and Horticultural Lighting Solutions Designed to Enhance Health, Well-being

September 27, 2018

Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a global high-tech lighting company, will bring its innovative technology to Boston’s City Hall Plaza in early October as the Gold Sponsor of HUBweek, a weeklong festival and civic initiative that explores the intersections of art, science and technology. OSRAM will showcase smart horticulture lighting solutions, Human Centric Lighting (HCL) glasses and an HCL light ceiling in its shipping container; and will include pop-up experiences and exhibit participation with collaborative partners such as Workbar, Dan’s Power Plant, Corner Stalk Farm and FreshBox Farms. OSRAM technology experts also will take part in panel discussions and other events throughout the week. Osram will be centrally located at The HUB, across from the Hall of the Future, during HUBweek, held Oct. 8-14, 2018, on Boston’s City Hall Plaza.

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