Future cars are likely to be equipped with thousands of LEDs that enable everything from glare-free high beams to projected messages that signal the vehicle’s intentions, says Osram Continental’s Julian Dench.
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Austria’s sensors supplier AMS AG says it has failed to attract the 62.5% of shares in Osram Light AG necessary to acquire the German lighting systems supplier.
Osram Licht AG says it expects a new offer by Advent International and Bain Capital to acquire the Munich-based lighting systems supplier.
AMS AG, an Austrian maker of high-tech sensors, has upped its bid for Osram Light AG to €3.7 billion ($4.2 billion).
Recogni Inc., a Silicon Valley-based developer of high-speed sensor fusion processors for autonomous vehicles, has attracted $25 million in Series A funding.
German suppliers Continental AG and Osram Licht GmbH have finalized plans for to 50:50 automotive lighting venture they announced last November.
Germany’s dSPACE GmbH has hired Martin Goetzeler to succeed Herbert Hanselmann as CEO, effective March 1.
As vehicle lighting has been taking on a great level of aesthetic importance over the past several years—thanks, arguably, in large part to Audi, which introduced LED lights on the R8—there is a growing technical importance to them, as well, which has led to the launch of a new joint-venture firm, OSRAM Continental GmbH, which officially went into operation today.
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Continental AG and vehicle lighting supplier Osram Licht GmbH plan to launch a joint venture to develop and market advanced lighting systems.
Munich-based lighting supplier Osram Licht AG forecasts double-digit sales growth for its operations in India.
LeddarTech Inc., a Quebec City-based developer of solid-state lidar technology, says it has raised C$130 million ($101 million) in its largest funding round to date.
Audi, which arguably revolutionized automotive lighting in 2004, when it brought out the A8 L W12 with LED daytime running lights, will be undoubtedly have other OEMs chasing it again as it is supplementing the LED headlights* on an exclusive edition of the R8 with laser high-beam modules.
Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed what they say is the world’s first surface-mount technology (SMT) package for photodiode chips.
While Ford has reset the stakes in the light-duty pickup market with the aluminum-intensive F-150, that’s not the whole story of what they’ve done to this new generation of America’s best-selling vehicle.
Next year's winners of the Automotive News PACE Awards will be announced on April 20 from a field of 36 vehicle component, manufacturing and service innovations submitted by 25 suppliers.
Considerable care was taken in engineering the best-selling pickup so that weight is minimized and the use of recycled material is maximized, all while assuring the "Built Ford Tough" requirement.
The light-maker is developing ultra-thin organic LEDs and laser headlights.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has developed two LED headlight prototypes—the OSLON Black Flat and OSRAM OSTAR Headlamp Pro—which combine chip and package technologies to provide high light output, uniform light patterns, thermal stability, and efficient contrast ratio.The Black Flat offers a 20% improvement in thermal resistance over OSRAM’s previous Black Series models.