8 December 2017
Osram’s SFH 4735 Oslon Black Flat receives best overall award in LEDs and Lighting category at 2017 ACE Awards
At the Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards at the San Jose Convention Center on 6 December, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany was a finalist in three categories, and received a best overall award in the LEDs and Lighting category for its SFH 4735 Oslon Black Flat.
The awards, in partnership with EE Times and EDN, showcase the best contributions to the electronics industry in 2017 including the most innovative new products, start-up companies, design teams and executives.
“Osram is investing a great deal of time and energy to create innovative technologies that stand-out amongst others in the industry, especially those with life-changing implications,” says Ishrat Hakim, president & CEO, North America, at Osram Opto Semiconductors.
Osram was a finalist in the following categories:
- Company of the Year: Osram Opto Semiconductors produces and markets LEDs and infrared components for automotive, industrial and end-customer applications as well as for general lighting. Fiscal-year 2016 was a year of growth for the company, including opening a new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia.
- Automotive: Osram Opto’s prototype four-channel LIDAR laser takes Light Detection and Ranging systems for autonomous or semi-autonomous) has an extremely short pulse length and four parallel output channels. It offers new options for detecting objects and a unique vertical detection zone. This is used in scanning LIDAR sensors based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), which do not need any mechanisms to redirect the laser beam (making them less susceptible to wear and tear).
- LEDs and Lighting: The SFH 4735 Oslon Black Flat is claimed to be the first broadband-emitting infrared LED, suitable as a light source for near-infrared spectroscopy in applications such as assessing the quality of food. Due to its size, robustness and cost position, the new LED enables near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy technology to move into the consumer market, for example integrated into smartphones.
- LEDs and Lighting: The new high-power (3W) Osconiq P 3737 LED provides versatile opportunities for high-quality and cost-efficient outdoor lighting. Until now, costly ceramic-based LEDs have been used for professional exterior lighting applications. With the Osconiq P series, Osram Opto is offering epoxy-based packages that provide superior lumens per dollar, it is claimed.