With the global green technology revolution in motion, companies are starting to put their best foot forward in an attempt to ease societal concerns while driving innovation. OSRAM and its subsidiary OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have taken note of the growing concerns about energy use, and over the next three years will invest around 50 million euros into a new production facility and LED applications research. OSRAM will use this pilot production line to experiment with and develop a line of organic LEDs.
The pilot line, which is scheduled to launch mid-2011, is located in Regensburg, Germany, where OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is headquartered. “We hold a leading position in the young and promising OLED market,” said Martin Goetzeler, CEO at OSRAM. “We want to use the pilot production line to extend our lead and quickly forge ahead with development of the technology and prepare for mass production.”
With this new OLED production line, OSRAM aspires to create advances in terms of brightness, efficiency and service life of OLEDs. The result will be a robust product portfolio including OLED panels, modules, drivers and complete luminaries.
In the end, OSRAM will use the Regensburg pilot production line to create new OLED products that will lead to new applications and open up new markets.
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