June 1, 2012 — OSRAM AG will build a new light emitting diode (LED) assembly plant in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China. LED chips fabbed at its Regensburg, Germany and Penang, Malaysia wafer processing facilities will be packaged at the new back-end facility in Wuxi starting in late 2013. The plant will accommodate up to 1600 employees.
|An OSRAM LED package diagram showing the chip and package.|
|An actual OSRAM LED package.|
This will free up the Regensburg and Penang wafer fabs to exclusive manufacture LED chips. Wuxi will also augment the Penang plant by manufacturing general, automotive and industrial lighting products for key segments of the Chinese market. The new facility gives Osram more access to China, which it calls “the lighting industry’s largest single market worldwide.” Wuxi is near Shanghai.
In fiscal 2011, about one-fifth of Osram’s revenue came from the Asia-Pacific region. Osram employs about 16,000 people there, its largest regional workforce. Roughly half of these workers are in China. Osram has marketed products in the region for about 80 years.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors manufactures optoelectronic semiconductors for the lighting, sensor and visualization sectors. Learn more at http://www.osram-os.com/osram_os/EN/