OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor-based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smartphones to networked, intelligent lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader.
Our identity is shaped by a long tradition of innovation in the field of lighting technology. Be it with laser light for automobiles, increased security thanks to iris recognition, or intelligently connected lighting, we are shaping the future with all kinds of solutions in the areas of visible and invisible light. OSRAM utilizes the infinite possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations will enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work, and live better.
The Digital (DI) business unit bundles OSRAM's businesses that benefit most from the ongoing digitalization process. These range from electronic components and lighting systems to hardware and software for lighting management. The Boston-based subsidiary Digital Lumens, which OSRAM acquired in 2017, addresses industrial customers with energy-efficient lighting as well as sensor- and software-based value-added services such as asset tracking.
DI also includes entertainment applications covering stage, studio, and film set lighting. Special mention should be made of the Italian subsidiary Clay Paky, which for years has been providing lighting effects on the show stage of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), as well as the French stage lighting company ADB. In 2017, OSRAM also acquired LED Engin, based in Silicon Valley, a supplier of bright and compact LED lighting solutions. Traxon as a specialist for effective facade illumination is also part of the DI business unit.
As the leading company in lighting for indoor plant cultivation, OSRAM acquired in 2018 the Texas-based Fluence Bioengineering for the fast-growing horticulture sector, and also acquired stakes in the start-ups Agrilution and motörleaf. By illuminating different wavelengths, for example with so-called "light recipes," growers can influence and optimize crop yields, nutrients and flavour.
Lamps for cinema projection and lighting solutions for medical and industrial applications are also part of DI. This includes high-intensity UV lamps used to disinfect surfaces, gases or liquids and textile illumination.