OSRAM May Give Up IoT Lighting Business

Based on the reporting from LEDs Magazine, AMS CEO Alexander Everke is strongly hinting that OSRAM could abandon most of the businesses under its Digital Group. This group, which is also referred to as “DI”, provides lighting solutions for a

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram and AMS Getting Closer to Case Close

The deal of Austria sensor company buying Osram is moving one more step forward as Osram announced that it has agreed with ams on the conclusion of a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement. In this regard, the Managing

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram Adopts UVA LED Technology for In-car Air Disinfection and Purification

The product, named Air Zing Mini, is designed to removes germs from the air inside vehicles to improve air quality for drivers and passengers. The UV light of Osram’s Air Zing Mini works at a wavelength of 360 to 370

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


European Commission Approves ams’ Osram Acquisition

The verdict is in: The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Osram by Austrian optical sensor maker ams, ruling that the combination of the two companies poses no competitive threat in the European Economic Area. While Osram has shrunk

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram, Like Signify, Is Ramping Up Conventional UV-C Lamps to Fight Covid

It’s working on an LED version, but for now, a 30-year-old mercury tube is getting the call. On the heels of Signify announcing it is cranking up production of ultraviolet-C-band (UV-C) lamps proven to kill the coronavirus in a lab,

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Thank You Mr. Edison, We’ll Take It From Here by Chuck Swoboda

I had the opportunity to be part of that meeting in California as the CEO of Cree, one of the LED companies that hosted the event. I was convinced at the time that the future would be lit with LEDs,

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Featured Articles


Fluence Partners with Medicinal Cannabis Grower on Horticultural LED Lighting Research

Fluence by Osram has announced a research collaboration with Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (Compassionate Cultivation) — a cultivator of medicinal cannabis. The two Austin, TX-based organizations will seek to discover optimal lighting strategies to maximize energy efficiency and solid-state lighting

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


AMS Plans to Complete Osram Transition in 2Q20

After AMS started its takeover process for Osram since December 2019 and reported further update that the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020. The Austrian sensor maker is processing its US$1.78 billion rights issues for

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram Bets Big on Casambi Wireless Lighting Tech

Osram has extended its technology deal with Bluetooth lighting pioneer Casambi to roll out the tech into more of its products. The move is significant as it will be seen a big vote of confidence in the Finnish company and its

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Companies Continue Their Transformation in 2019

Many companies of the LED industry initiated their organization or business restructuring since 2018 and their rebuilding have come to an end in 2019. In 2018, we have seen companies announcing sales of their old lighting business and diving into

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


AMS’ Acquisition of Just-Enough Osram Shares Leaves It Needing More for True Control

AMS has revealed that it barely squeaked by its minimum threshold for acquiring Osram, garnering 59.3% of shares. While the amount met the required 55%, the Austrian sensor company still faces a battle for full control of Osram cash, and

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


AMS Acquires Osram

In a dramatic race to the finish line, the Austrian sensor company gets enough shares to take over the world’s second-largest lighting company, approvals pending. With an eleventh-hour surge of commitments from Osram shareholders, Austrian sensor company ams has succeeded

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram Hopes Bluetooth Enlivens Wireless, as Lightelligence Comes Under Review

Osram hopes that the recent addition of Bluetooth to its product portfolio will spark what has been lagging interest in its wireless lighting controls in Europe, a development that has fueled questions regarding the future of the company’s broader Internet

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram Partners Silvair to Integrate Bluetooth Technology with Lighting Control

Osram’s HubSense® is designed to enable easy and time-efficient retrofitting of existing lighting installations into flexible wireless control systems based on the globally interoperable Bluetooth mesh standard. The system also allows quick and effortless modification of settings and lighting arrangement

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


AMS Launches New Osram Bid

AMS launched a renewed $5 billion takeover bid for Osram on Thursday, hoping its latest offer would convince investors with a lower acceptance rate and concessions to the German lighting group’s management and trade unions. The Austrian sensor maker failed

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


AMS Launches New Takeover Offer to Osram with Same Price and Lower Acceptance Rate

AMS re-approached Osram with a new bidding offer launched on October 18. With the new offer, the Austrian company aims to acquire Osram with a price of EUR 41 (US$ 46) per share with the minimum acceptance rate of 55%.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


AMS Failed with Takeover of Osram

The Austrian sensor manufacturer AMS has missed its self-imposed target to bring 62.5 percent of Osram shares under his control, as the company announced. AMS chief executive Alexander Everke only brought the owners of slightly more than half of the Osram

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Bain, Advent to Bid for Osram as Takeover Battle Escalates

Bain Capital and Advent International are preparing a fresh offer for German lighting maker Osram Licht AG, ratcheting up a bidding war with Austrian sensor maker AMS AG. The two buyout firms will spend the coming weeks conducting due diligence,

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Industry News


Beijing’s £9bn Airport Lit Up for Opening

Lighting is set to play in crucial role in the passenger experience at Beijing’s new £9 billion airport, which opens this month. Some 1,300 LED downlight from Osram, all controlled intelligently by a central system, are integrated into lines in the

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Industry News


Osram Shrinks Infrared LEDs for Facial Recognition

Keeping with its new emphasis on “high-tech photonics” over general illumination, Osram has introduced two new infrared LEDs — which Osram calls IREDs — intended for use as facial recognition chips that unlock smartwatches. The Munich company said that its

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Industry News


In Archive

Featured Product


 

Featured Job