OSRAM is part of the industry sector of Siemens AG and one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. The name is derived from osmium and Wolfram (German for tungsten), as both these elements were commonly used for lighting filaments at the time the company was founded. The company was founded in 1906. OSRAM is a high-tech company in the lighting industry. Around 60 percent of sales come from energy-efficient products.
Osram has a wholly owned subsidiary OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH that designs and manufactures opto-semiconductor products. One of the main products of this subsidiary is light emitting diodes (LED).As the world’s second largest manufacturer of optoelectronic semiconductor for the illumination, sensing and visualization sectors, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH combines extensive know-how in semiconductors, converter materials and packages under one roof. At its headquarters in Regensburg, Germany, a further production site in Penang, Malaysia and a global network of sales and marketing centers, the company employs more than 3500 people. In the 2006 fiscal year, it achieved sales of around 500 million euros. This means that the optoelectronic semiconductor accounts for twelve percent of overall Osram GmbH sales.
OSRAM SYLVANIA INC. is the North American business of OSRAM GmbH of Germany, one of the world's largest lighting manufacturers and part of the Siemens family of companies. OSRAM SYLVANIA INC manufactures and markets a wide range of lighting products for homes, business and vehicles and holds a leading share of the commercial lighting market. In fiscal year 2006, the company achieved sales of about 2 billion euros, which comprises 43% of total OSRAM sales. It employs about 11,200 people in North America and is headquartered in Danvers, MA, north of Boston.
OSRAM SYLVANIA has 17 manufacturing plants, one equipment assembly operation and eleven research and development laboratories, along with a network of sales offices and distribution centers serving all of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Most of the company's products are marketed in North and South America under the SYLVANIA or OSRAM brand name.
Complainant OSRAM AG Loses Summary Determination Motion to Establish Satisfaction of Domestic Industry Requirement at the ITC Because It Could Not Establish Economic Prong
Jun 11, 2012; Complainant Osram AG ("Osram") moved for a summary determination that it had satisfied the economic prong of the...