Bloomberg recently reported the Osram division of Siemens AG (parent of U.S.-based Osram-Sylvania, Danvers, Mass.) now generates 15 percent of its sales with LED technology. The company is one of the world's largest producers of LEDs, according to IMS Research, Wellingborough, England. An IMS research report says Osram is second in the world in LED production behind Nichia, Tokushima, Japan. That report says the top three companies in 2007 in terms of total dollar revenues for packaged LEDs were Nichia (24% of the market), Osram Opto (10.5%) and Lumileds/ Philips (6.5%). Said the report, “These three companies have been well-established as the top three for several years now. Although full data for 2008 was not available as the report went to press, it is believed that the top three rankings will be the same for 2008. Lumileds may face competition for third spot from Seoul Semiconductor in the next few years. For several years now, Seoul Semi has grown aggressively and faster than the overall LED market and has risen steadily through the top 10 to reach fourth spot.”

Osram LEDs were used in the recent renovation of the reception area at London law firm Addleshaw Goddard by Edward Ray Lighting, a British design firm (see photo).

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