Osram signs LED license agreements with Japan-based multi-national company
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has recently entered into LED technology and patent license agreements with a multinational company based in Japan. The technology license encompasses certain proprietary LED epitaxy, chip and package technologies of the Japanese company. It is accompanied by a comprehensive LED patent license for Osram.“Several Japanese companies made major contributions to the advancement of LED technology and have already entered into license agreements with Osram. We are glad to announce that Osram is now able to leverage the technological advancements of yet another Japanese company in our LED products. With these agreements we have further strengthened the already industry leading protection of our customers in IP related matters”, said Aldo Kamper, CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Osram now has broad patent license agreements in place with eight major IP holders in the LED field.
OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back more than 100 years. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM had around 33,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2015 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €5.6 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com