“Osram” is a German multinational lighting manufacturer founded in 1919. The name of brand is derived from osmium and Wolfram as both of these elements were commonly used for lighting filaments at the time the company was founded.
“Osram Opto Semiconductors” is a wholly owned subsidiary of “Osram” which designs and manufactures opto-semiconductor products. It is one of the key players in the global opto-electronic semiconductor market today. The company was founded in 1999 as a joint venture between “Osram” and “Infineon Technologies” and became the world’s second largest manufacturer of optoelectronic semiconductors.
The expertise of “Osram Opto Semiconductors” extends from basic semiconductor technologies to individual customer applications. The main semiconductor products of the company are high power LEDs in the visible range, high-performance infrared LEDs, high-quality optoelectronic detectors and high-power semiconductor lasers. Company combines semiconductors, converter materials and packages under one roof.
In 2003 “Osram Opto Semiconductors” has opened the world’s most advanced opto-chip factory in Regensburg, Germany. The company employs over 6000 people. In 2009 “Osram Opto Semiconductors” presented “Orbeos”, the first organic light-emitting diode (OLED). Moreover in December 2010, scientists from “Osram Opto Semiconductors” received the distinguished Beckurts Prize for their pioneering work in researching direct green semiconductor laser, which became a milestone for many applications and opened up new markets.
With a focus on promoting future development, “Osram Opto Semiconductors” has been involved in high-caliber technology partnerships for many years, collaborating closely with partners from the commercial sector as well as with universities and colleges.