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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Wins 2007 Best Innovator Award

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 7/05/2007

World Technology Leader Recognized in Five Categories of Innovation

1000 lumen OSTAR® light-emitting diode

1000 lumen OSTAR® light-emitting diode

SANTA CLARA, Ca. - OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has received the Best Innovator Award 2007 in all five categories of a competition, “Innovation management in the context of globalization,” sponsored by A.T. Kearney and leading German business magazine, WirtschaftsWoche. The award ceremony will be held as part of a festival event in Berlin on November 15, 2007.

Nominees for the competition were assessed on multiple levels including innovation strategy, organization and culture of innovation, the innovation process, supporting factors and innovation success.

“Today, light already makes many things possible, but in the future there will be applications that we can now only dream about,” Dr. Bernhard Stapp, vice president Technology and CTO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Gmbh, said. “OSRAM is developing the technologies for this future in an extremely dynamic environment, and bringing customers, suppliers, science and engineering together so that we can pioneer new applications with high-performance opto semiconductors,” he added.

Two innovative products that OSRAM has recently brought to market include its 1000 lumen OSTAR® light-emitting diode (LED), and the world’s smallest surface mountable (SMT) high-power laser for continuous wave (cw) mode.

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a world leader in innovative technology with more than 3,000 patents in optoelectronic semiconductors for illumination, sensing and visualization. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes high-power LEDs in various white tones and a spectrum of brilliant colors, high-performance infrared LEDs, high-quality optoelectronic detectors and high-power semiconductor lasers.

In addition, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is focusing its research and development efforts on future technologies, such as lighting applications with organic light-emitting diodes (OLED).

About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg is a wholly owned subsidiary of OSRAM, one of the world’s two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. It offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. The company employs more than 3,500 people worldwide and operates sites in Regensburg (Germany), San Jose (USA) and Penang (Malaysia). Sales for the fiscal year ending September 2006 totaled more than EUR 500 million.

For more information, visit: www.osram-os.com.














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