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Osram enables projections with the smartphone


Green lasers for projector applications need to have not only outstanding beam characteristics but also a high optical performance in order to deliver sharp and bright images. Although a projector also needs red and blue lasers, green is the crucial color in RGB solutions – and also the color that poses the greatest challenges in production. PLT3 520D continues Osram’s success story ...

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Laser light for cars: Osram is further advancing automotive lighting of the future


The second generation of blue multi-mode laser diodes doubles the range compared to previous LED solutions to 600 meters and simplifies the system design at the same time, when used in the auxiliary high beam of the car.

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Osram and GaN Systems introduce ultrafast laser driver with high-power, multi-channel for LiDAR


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, ...

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Osram enters the 3D sensing market with two new VCSELs


Osram Opto Semiconductors has unveiled the PLPVCQ 850 and the PLPVCQ 940, the latest additions to its Bidos product family. Applications for the new Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) include machine vision or facial recognition, as well as object or architectural scanning...

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Osram makes car keys superfluous: unlocking with iris scans and facial recognition


Biometric identification offers many benefits, not least the time and frustration saved in searching for car keys. For example, if more than one person uses the same car, personalized information such as the seat position and favorite radio stations can be automatically set...

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Osram LEDs and laser solutions increase safety, enable customizable interiors in Rinspeed microSNAP vehicle


Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced it is the exclusive lighting partner for Rinspeed’s latest concept vehicle, microSNAP. The vehicle features a variety of Osram components for lighting and sensing applications, such as biometric identification, ambient lighting, smart headlights and more. These technologies are ...

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The future of quality control. Osram’s new broadband infrared LED helps farmers plan the best time for harvest


One of the most important decisions that farmers and vineyard owners have to make involves getting the timing right for the harvest. This not only ensures that the produce has the best possible taste but also means that precious time and money can be saved at the subsequent processing and shipment stages. To make it easier for farmers and vineyard owners to gage the right time for the harvest, Osram now presents...

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Osram presents long-life LED for general lighting


The market for LED lighting is moving forward very fast and the demand for professional components with long lifetimes and extraordinary robustness is growing. In announcing the new professional Osconiq S3030, Osram Opto Semiconductors is successfully facing up to these challenges. These LEDs are state-of-the-art....

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Osram laser brings autonomous driving one step closer


LiDAR systems are an integral part of driving assistance systems, such as lane assist and emergency braking systems in autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. The propagation time of very short light pulses is used to determine the distance between the vehicle and objects in its vicinity. When a laser pulse

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From illumination to photonics: Osram shows a spectrum of infinite possibilities


"Connecting Everything" is the motto of electronica 2018. From 13th – 16th of November industry experts will demonstrate the decisive role electronics play for the future of application fields such as connected cars, smart industry or medical technology at the Munich exhibition grounds.

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Dynamic in-car lighting scenarios thanks to smart LED from Osram


The prototype of the RGB-LED Osire E4633i takes automotive interior lighting to a new level.
The more autonomous a car becomes, the more the way in which it is used will change. As developments continue toward autonomous driving, more and more attention is being focused on the passenger cell. [...]

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Automotive lighting of the future: Osram’s Oslon Boost HX opens up new concepts


Just like a normal projector can display pictures on a screen, a DMD system with its millions of micro-mirrors can project light onto the road in the form of symbols. Thanks to components such as the new Oslon Boost HX, each headlight achieves a resolution [...]

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Osram’s new ambient light sensor provides the right brightness for in-car displays, day and night


One of the problems drivers often have in bright sunlight is that they cannot read the satnav screen properly or can only guess what speed is shown on the speedometer. [...]

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Homogeneous illumination for facial recognition thanks to VCSEL technology from Osram


Osram Opto Semiconductors is launching a new product family with Bidos PLPVQ 940A, its first Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser, or VCSEL for short. [...]

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Checking food with a smartphone thanks to a broadband infrared LED from Osram


Consumers will soon be able to use their smartphones to check how fresh supermarket food is, measure the calories in canteen meals and verify whether the tablet in their hand really is a painkiller. [...]

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Osram partners with Joyson Safety Systems to provide driver monitoring system for semi-autonomous driving


Osram Opto Semiconductors and Joyson Safety Systems are equipping the new Cadillac CT6 with an innovative system for semi-autonomous driving. ‘Super Cruise’ is the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway. [...]

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A good view for security cameras: infrared LED provides light for razor sharp images


Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its proven Oslon Black portfolio for infrared illumination with the addition of an infrared LED with a narrower beam angle of ± 25°. [...]

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InteGreat project successfully researches new approaches to LED production


In the InteGreat research project, Osram Opto Semiconductors coordinated a consortium comprising seven partners from science and industry. [...]

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Osram Opto Semiconductors Wins 2017 Xiaomi Smartphone Best Innovation Award


Osram Opto Semiconductors was invited to the Xiaomi Core Suppliers Conference 2017, which was also attended by global telecom giants such as Qualcomm, Sony, and Samsung as well as over 100 other Xiaomi core suppliers. [...]

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Longer battery life for fitness trackers: Osram increases the efficiency of green LEDs by 40 percent


The significant drop in light output (green gap phenomenon) exhibited by green LEDs has often been the cause of efficiency problems and high costs in customer applications. [...]

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Osram Supports University of Michigan-Dearborn Autonomous Shuttle Project


Sunnyvale, CA – Osram Opto Semiconductors, a world leader in the optoelectronics industry, announced it is supporting the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s autonomous shuttle ( project, which will be unveiled on Friday, April 27, during Michigan Robotics Day at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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Safe journey: Osram adds to its Oslon Black family


Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection. [...]

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IBELIVE research project working on new optical components


Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, TEMICON and Continental, Osram Opto Semiconductors has been working since October 2017 [...]

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Osram and Nichia announce to expand IP co-operation


Osram and Nichia emphasize the significance of intellectual property (IP) in their business fields and announce their intention to expand the license co-operation. [...]

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Chip scale package LED from Osram takes retail lighting to another level


Osram Opto Semiconductors is unveiling the prototype of the Oslon Pure 1010 at this year’s Light+Building in Frankfurt. [...]

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Start something bright with Osram Opto Semiconductors at Light + Building


Digital future meets design hotspot – with this motto the leading trade fair Light + Building will open its doors from March 18-23. [...]

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High-tech LEDs from Osram in the front headlights of the new Audi A8


Ingolstadt car manufacturer Audi uses the expertise of Osram Opto Semiconductors in the front lighting of its new flagship. [...]

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New infrared LED from Osram for 2D facial recognition


Smartphones, tablets and the like can now be unlocked in very different ways: with a password, fingerprint scan or even an iris scan. 2D facial recognition is another method and involves illuminating the user’s face with an infrared light source [...]

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Osram’s Regensburg location seen in a whole new light


As you approach on the A3 motorway heading toward Neutraubling, you can see the brightly lit façade of Osram Opto Semiconductors’ new main building L01 from far away. [...]

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Osram lasers promote adoption of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles


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). [...]

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New Osram LED for headlights on all vehicle classes


Osram Opto Semiconductors has added the new Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of products for the automotive sector. The LED is particularly 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.[...]

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Osram spotlights LED and laser solutions in Rinspeed’s latest concept vehicle


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. [...]

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“UV Power” research project is working on LED-replacements for conventional UV light sources


Since February 2017, a total of five research institutes and companies have been working on “UV Power”, 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.[...]

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New photodiode generation: revised package concept makes it easier for the customer


Osram Opto Semiconductors presents the world’s first SMT package for large-area photodiode chips which complies with the strict demands of the automotive industry and is even approved up to an operating temperature of 125°C.[...]

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Eviyos LED prototype revolutionizes smart headlights


The Eviyos prototype developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is the world’s first hybrid LED and represents major progress toward the first market-ready smart controllable high-resolution LED. As soon as oncoming traffic is detected the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off so drivers of oncoming vehicles are not dazzled.[...]

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Mini LED for mobile devices: Osram launches compact Ceramos generation


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 miniaturization as the new LED is the smallest yet in its product family[...]

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A new name for high performance: Osram launches the Osconiq product family for professional applications


The new Osconiq product line from Osram Opto Semiconductors will cover professional applications including linear and area lighting, high and low bay lighting and street lighting. The familiar Duris P products, which are currently being used for these applications, will be transferred to the new Osconiq line[...]

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Tiny infrared LEDs from Osram allow for eye contact with virtual reality


The Japanese start-up company FOVE offers users a virtual reality 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.[...]

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First multi-chip LED with a lens improves camera flash applications: the right brightness for any photo


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[...]

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Topled E1608: The new generation of Osram’s successful LEDs is setting new standards in miniaturization


More than 25 years ago, the Topled set a worldwide standard as the first surface-mountable 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 [...]

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Sights set right! Augmented and virtual reality systems use infrared LEDs to “know” where the user is looking


Osram Opto Semiconductors is launching its smallest sidelooking infrared LED to date. The new SFH 4055 is based on the proven Firefly platform, used widely for LEDs in the visible spectrum. The new transmitter, which has a wavelength of [...]

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UNIQUE project for developing 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 [...]

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Osram sets new standards in horticulture lighting with Oslon Square Hyper Red


At this year’s Lightfair in Philadelphia (USA), Osram Opto Semiconductors is showcasing an LED prototype to promote healthy plant growth: the Oslon Square Hyper Red. This third-generation 2 watt LED features improved emission characteristics, higher optical output and impressive corrosion resistance, so plant lighting systems based on the Oslon Square Hyper Red can be made particularly economical.[...]

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Smooth traffic flow through automatic barriers: infrared LED optimizes license plate recognition


Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its offering of high-power infrared LEDs for illumination solutions to include a new wavelength (810 nm). This development will benefit camera systems, such as those used to read license plates. They can use this additional wavelength to improve image contrast making it easier to read patterns from recorded images. Moreover, camera sensors have higher sensitivity at 810 nm.[...]

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Osram infrared LEDs establish communication between distributed luminaires


The Australian company Organic Response controls large lighting installations in a way that enables each luminaire to communicate with its immediate neighbors – just like a school of fish would do. Communication is based on modulated infrared light signals that are emitted by high power infrared LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors.[...]

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Infrared LED protects mobile computers from unauthorized access


Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslux product family for biometric security solutions with a specially designed variant for facial recognition. This compact infrared LED (IRED) ensures uniform illumination of facial features for high image quality. Osram is set to present the SFH 4796S at the upcoming Mobile World Congress [...]

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Safety in focus: infrared LED for iris scanners protects against intruders


Osram Opto Semiconductors is set to present a new infrared LED (IRED) for iris scanners at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. The SFH 4787S illuminates the eyes so evenly that the software identifying the iris pattern now hardly needs to correct artefacts. Like its predecessor, its direction of emission is slightly angled rather than vertical,[...]

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The FLINGO project: an international team of experts is improving the properties of LEDs


In view of the growing demands placed on the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs, more and more attention is being paid to research into new material properties. The purpose of the FLINGO project is therefore to develop new materials [...]

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Space-saving photodetector for fitness sensors


The new IR Topled D5140 photodiode from Osram Opto Semiconductors requires considerably less pc board space than before. It enables more compact sensors to be produced for monitoring fitness levels, for example in fitness armbands. The spectral sensitivity of the D5140 has been optimized [...]

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A milestone for laser sensors in self-driving cars


At electronica 2016 Osram Opto Semiconductors is showcasing a four-channel laser that takes LIDAR systems (Light Detection and Ranging) for autonomous or semi-autonomous driving a step closer. The prototype laser has an extremely short pulse length and four parallel output channels. [...]

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Osram presents the world’s first broadband infrared LED


Osram Opto Semiconductors is using converter technology for infrared emitters for the first time. The result is an LED that emits broadband infrared light in a wavelength range from 650 to 1,050 nanometers (nm). The main application is near-infrared spectroscopy, for example for analyzing food.[...]

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Osram has expanded its automotive portfolio


Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the Oslon Black Flat S series, the world’s first surface mountable LEDs with up to five individually controllable chips. Thanks also to the contrast ratio provided by the package, they are predestined for use in ADB (Adaptive Driving Beam) headlights[...]

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A new generation of infrared LEDs for night vision assistance


A new infrared LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors reduces the size of lighting units for camera-based assistance systems in cars. Compared to the Platinum Dragon previously used, Synios SFH 4770S A01 offers 25 percent higher optical output and needs only about one tenth of the footprint. [...]

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Osram Opto Semiconductors reveals a spectrum of infinite possibilities at electronica


From November 8 through 11, 2016 Osram Opto Semiconductors will be showcasing its extensive portfolio of application highlights at electronica in Munich. Visitors to the fair will be able to see the products in action in an extremely wide range of applications and be impressed by the company’s powers of innovation. Osram Opto Semiconductors can be found at booth 107 in hall A3.[...]

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Neues Autolicht revolutioniert Sicherheit im Verkehr


A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed by overall project manager Osram in collaboration with the project partners [...]

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New lab record for brilliance achieved by Osram semiconductor laser


Osram Opto Semiconductors has produced a broad area laser diode with a lateral brilliance of up to 4.8 W/(mm*mrad) in the laboratory. The more brilliant the laser, the more efficiently it can inject its light into optical [...]

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Osram presents compact LEDs for mobile fitness applications


The new versions of the PointLED and Firefly LEDs are Osram Opto Semiconductors’ latest additions to its portfolio for use in mobile applications such as fitness tracking and health monitoring. Osram can therefore offer [...]

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Powerful lighting solutions from Osram for the G20 Summit


Osram is putting the G20 Summit in China, which will take place on September 4 and 5 in Hangzhou, in the right light. High-quality lighting solutions from the Munich-based lighting specialist will be [...]

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Osram increases the luminous efficacy of white and blue high-power LEDs by 7.5 percent


Research success at Osram Opto Semiconductors. The high-tech company has considerably improved the luminous efficacy of its high-power LEDs by reducing the unwanted droop [...]

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World premiere: Osram presents 10° binning for white LEDs


New “TEN°” binning from Osram Opto Semiconductors provides the basis for unprecedented color consistency for white LEDs which are used for example as single-LED light sources in [...]

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Duris P 10: greater luminous flux and thermal benefits


A typical luminous flux of 1,100 lumen (lm) from a robust, leadframe-based high-performance package and up to 50 percent lower system costs – those are the main benefits of the new Duris P 10 [...]

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Osram welcomes Unity Opto as Licensee under its White LED License Program


Osram GmbH, one of the leading lighting companies, has granted Taiwan’s Unity Opto Technology Co. Ltd. a royalty-bearing license to produce white LED packages under Osram core patents covering [...]

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Designing iris scanners just got easier


Iris recognition systems can be made less complex and with lower profiles thanks to the SFH 4786S infrared LED (IRED) from Osram Opto Semiconductors. At 1.6 millimeters (mm) this new IRED is around [...]

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New Osram LED as the light source for office projectors


A smaller package but more output. The new Osram Ostar Projection Power from Osram Opto Semiconductors enables customers to equip even mainstream projectors rated at more than 2500 lumen (lm) [...]

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Blinking replaces the double-click


The SFH 4770S from Osram Opto Semiconductors is currently the most compact infrared LED (IRED) in the high-power class. Its low height is of particular benefit in smartphones and tablets. The high [...]

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New Osram conversion technology for backlighting LEDs


The new Quantum Colors conversion technology from Osram Opto Semiconductors will set new standards in LED backlighting for TV displays as it offers much better coverage of the color space, significant [...]

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Investments of about €3 billion create new growth prospects for Osram


The shift in the lighting market toward semiconductor-based technologies is creating new growth opportunities, which Osram will consistently seize. To this end, the lighting company will invest around [...]

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Osram adds filament LEDs to its product portfolio


LED filaments instead of tungsten wire. Osram Opto Semiconductors presents the Soleriq L 38, the first filament LED in its product range. The long thin shape of the LEDs provides the basis for [...]

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New Osram Ostar Stage: twice the brightness from the same chip surface area


Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded the product portfolio of its Osram Ostar Stage family. The four chips of the new high-power LED in red, green, blue and white can be operated at up to 2.5 ampere [...]

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A powerful performer: Oslon Black Flat S provides up to 2000 lumen


Osram Opto Semiconductors is unveiling an LED prototype in surface mount technology (SMT) with a brightness of up to 2000 lumen (lm) at ISAL 2015 – the Oslon Black Flat S. Experts achieved this [...]

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New sensor for fitness tracking in smartwatches and fitness armbands


The new SFH 7060 sensor from Osram Opto Semiconductors is designed to measure pulse rates and the oxygen saturation level of blood. It offers excellent signal quality and low energy consumption. The [...]

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Infrared Oslon Black LED expands portfolio for security applications


Osram is launching the Oslon Black SFH 4713A, an infrared LED (IRED) with a wavelength of 850 nanometers (nm). It is ideally suited to security applications, such as camera-surveillance of public [...]

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World premiere: Infrared LED from Osram for unlocking smartphones


Osram is making smartphones even smarter: Infrared technology enables mobile devices to be unlocked for the first time by scanning the iris of the user. Iris scanning is being used in the ARROWS NX [...]

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Low-cost LIDAR – a key technology to enable autonomous driving in urban environments


In the race to create the world’s first self-driving car, Osram and Phantom Intelligence, a startup company specializing in LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) help pave the way with their [...]

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The first automotive camera with infrared and visible capabilities enables advancements in driver safety, accident avoidance


Driver monitoring can warn a fatigued driver to pull over and rest. It also supports other ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) features like lane departure warning and switching between [...]

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Osram develops high-power Duris S 10 LED


Duris S 10 is the latest addition to the Chip Array SMD family (CAS) from Osram Opto Semiconductors. This new LED is characterized by high efficiency, high light output and uniform color appearance. [...]

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ASUS tablet incorporating Unity Opto LEDs infringes Osram patent


Osram has obtained a favorable first instance judgment in a patent infringement lawsuit against the Taiwanese consumer electronics manufacturer ASUSTek Computer Inc. Osram had claimed that certain [...]

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Osram Oslon SSL 730nm wins two innovation awards at LIGHTFAIR International 2015


Osram Opto Semiconductors is pleased to announce that the Oslon SSL 730nm LED received an Innovation Award and a Technology Innovation Award at LIGHTFAIR International 2015. Judged by an independent [...]

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Efficient sensor for wristband heart monitors


The SFH 7051 from Osram Opto Semiconductors is an integrated optical sensor specially designed for heart rate monitoring. This component is used in fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables [...]

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Osram presents a “borderless” LED as a fluorescent tube replacement


Osram Opto Semiconductors is extending its Duris product portfolio with a compact version without a classic package. The Duris S2 is in the low to middle output range and offers a high typical luminous efficacy of 160 lm/W, [...]

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The new Osram Ostar Projection: for continuous trouble-free operation


Osram Opto Semiconductors presents P2W 01, a particularly reliable addition to its familiar Osram Ostar Projection series. This new LED contains four chips which can be controlled in two separate groups. The LED therefore [...]

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