OSRAM: A visit to one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers
OSRAM belongs to the Industry sector of Siemens AG and is one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg, offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for the illumination, sensing and visualization sectors.
Research on tomorrow's sources of light
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors develops light-emitting diodes (LEDs) amongst others, a technology that will, in future, contribute to saving energy in a targeted way. In theory, the use of highly-efficient LEDs could almost halve the amount of energy used for lighting. To create even more energy-efficient components, the researchers of OSRAM from the fields of chip, converter and package development have joined. The efficiency of LEDs has been increased significantly thanks to a new chip technology: now, an LED lamp only consumes 8 watts to produce the brightness of a 40W bulb.
Winner of the German Future Prize
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors works together closely with German and international institutes and universities and is involved in international funding projects. As a result of one of these partnerships, the company won the 2007 "German Future Prize - the Federal President's Award for Technology and Innovation". OSRAM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena were given this award for the development of a particularly high-performing and efficient LED.