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15th May 2020
Ultra-compact infrared LED enables gesture control

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and technologies previously designed for mobile devices – such as facial recognition, eye tracking or gesture control – are increasingly making their way into the automotive sector. These technologies are based on infrared light.

27th February 2019
Smart textile illumination - the future of clothing has begun

The time has come to focus on improving the visibility and safety of pedestrians, cyclists, runners and outdoor workers.

4th January 2019
Ultrafast laser driver with high-power, multi-channel for LiDAR

An ultrafast laser driver with a high-power, multi-channel Surface Mount (SMT) laser for LiDAR (Light detection and ranging) systems has been announced by Osram Opto Semiconductors. Osram and GaN Systems partnered to develop the breakthrough in laser driver technology that enables longer range and higher resolution LiDAR architectures.

3rd January 2019
Laser driver with high power designed for LiDAR architectures

Osram Opto Semiconductors announced an ultrafast laser driver with a high power, multi-channel Surface Mount (SMT) laser for LiDAR (Light detection and ranging) systems. Osram and GaN Systems partnered to develop the breakthrough in laser driver technology that enables longer range and higher resolution LiDAR architectures.

11th October 2018
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors joins the ISELED Alliance

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has joined the ISELED Alliance. The alliance was founded in 2016 to further develop and market the ‘digital LED’ (controller chip with three coloured LED chips) for an innovative LED lighting concept for vehicle interiors. In addition to OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Inova Semiconductors, Dominant Opto Technologies, Lucie Labs, Melexis, OLSA Group, NXP, TE Connectivity, the University of Pforzheim and Valeo...

12th September 2018
OSRAM sets new standards in LED technology

Osram is showcasing its automotive lighting highlights at Automechanika 2018 under the slogan 'Driving ahead'. “Our aim is to continue developing our offering to match the needs of the market”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. “Once again this year we are raising the bar in vehicle lighting with various new products and upgrades”.

4th January 2018
LED solutions are eye catching in latest concept car

Osram Opto Semiconductors is the exclusive lighting partner for Rinspeed’s Snap concept car. Rinspeed believes it is known for its visionary ideas and progressive design, therefore the Swiss-based think tank created Snap for a future defined by autonomous driving and urbanisation.

4th January 2018
LED vehicle headlights designed for adaptive glare-free high beam

Osram Opto Semiconductors has added the Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of products for the automotive sector. The LED is suitable for use in vehicle headlights. It can be used for adaptive glare-free high beam, daytime running lights, low beam and standard high beam. This all-rounder combines improved design with low system costs, making it suitable for different vehicle classes and accessible to a broad spectrum of customers.

6th December 2017
Power project working on LED replacements for UV light sources

A total of five research institutes and companies have been working on 'UV Power' since February 2017. This is a collaborative project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The partners have made it their goal to provide high-power UV LEDs to cover a wide variety of applications. These LEDs will eventually replace conventional UV light sources, which often contain toxic mercury, in areas such as production, ...

21st September 2017
Smartphone mini LEDs provides illumination for the perfect selfie

  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 miniaturisation as the new LED is the smallest yet in its product family. It is suitable for flash applications on smartphones, producing illumination for every snapshot.

5th September 2017
Silicone lenses reduce size of vehicle lighting systems

Thanks to its smaller dimensions, Matrix light not only contributes to greater road safety but also gives headlight designers greater freedom. To meet the demands of the automotive industry for more compact smart headlights, Osram has taken this technology a stage further with the development of innovative SMARTRIX modules. SMARTRIX is an amalgam of 'smart' and 'matrix'.

30th August 2017
Tiny infrared LEDs allow eye contact with VR

  The Japanese start-up company FOVE offers users a Virtual Reality (VR) 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.

4th August 2017
Osram invests in LiDAR expert LeddarTech Inc.

Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1% 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 specialises 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 Osr...

27th June 2017
Say cheese! Multi-chip LED improves camera flash applications

There is a new addition to the Oslux family from Osram Opto Semiconductors. For the first time, two LED chips and a lens have been integrated into a module. The compact Oslux S2.1 multi-chip LED brings together all the high-tech company’s extensive technical know-how into a new LED version for camera flash applications. With its brightness of 125 lux, it provides uniform illumination of photos and video recordings from mobile devices such a...

23rd June 2017
CineEurope 2017: Osram puts stars & stories in the spotlight

Once again this year, Osram is attending the CineEurope trade show in Barcelona. From June 19 through 22, the Munich company is placing its XBO lamps in the spotlight with the slogan “Light is pure emotion. XBO creates stars and moves audiences”. Lamps in the XBO series from Osram stand out from the crowd particularly for their long life, high quality of light and excellent color rendering. Osram has been creating pure emotion for mor...

22nd June 2017
Next-gen LEDs set standards in miniaturisation

More than 25 years ago, the Topled set a worldwide standard as the first surfacemountable LED. Osram Opto Semiconductors now presents the latest generation, the Topled E1608, which has a package that is smaller than its predecessor models by factor 20. Despite this considerable miniaturization the low-power LED is bright, reliable and robust. The compact Topled offers greater options and greater design flexibility, particularly for car interior a...

9th June 2017
Osram acquires LED Engin Inc

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 ...

7th June 2017
Red & blue light boosts alertness on the Nürburgring

BMW Motorsport will be using biologically effective light from Osram during the 24hour race on the Nürburgring in Germany, taking place on May 27 and 28. As new official partner of BMW Motorsport, Osram will be supplying activating light for drivers and engineers both before and during the race, enhancing their alertness and boosting their concentration.

5th June 2017
Compact IREDs target VR and AR eye-tracking systems

A transmitter has been released by Osram Opto Semiconductors, based on the company’s proven Firefly platform, used widely for LEDs in the visible spectrum. The SFH 4055 transmitter, Osram’s smallest side-looking infrared LED to date, has a wavelength of 850nm and is primarily targeted at eye-tracking systems in augmented and virtual reality headsets. Eye-tracking systems use multiple infrared LEDs to illuminat...

22nd May 2017
Project to develop mass market UV LEDs for disinfection

Eco-friendly purification of water – UV light is already being used to kill water-borne germs but the light sources used for this purpose are still predominantly mercury vapor lamps. UV LEDs have so far proved unattractive for reasons of cost. The aim of the UNIQUE project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology is therefore to develop high-power UV LEDs for industrial use.

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