Lighting manufacturer Osram GmbH of Munich, Germany has agreed to acquire LED Engin Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which develops and makes LED emitters, optics components and light source modules in a high-lumen-density, multi-die package for solid-state lighting applications). The firm has about 30 employees and annual sales of around $10m.
LED Engin specializes in ultra-bright, ultra-compact solid-state lighting solutions for specialty markets including entertainment lighting, ultraviolet, horticulture, tunable white and medical lighting applications. Its products mainly incorporate LED chips from Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany.
“LED Engin opens up new opportunities for us to offer our customers tailored specialty lighting solutions,” says Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of Osram’s Specialty Lighting (SP) business unit. “LED Engin products are suitable for a variety of specialty applications, making them an ideal addition to our portfolio,” he adds.
LED Engin will be integrated into the professional and industrial applications section of the SP business unit. LED Engin products are used in applications where powerful, compact LED light sources or special customized LEDs are required, for example to light restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries. The firm also supplies lighting products for horticulture markets and powerful UV LEDs for industrial applications, such as the printing, curing and dental markets. In the entertainment sector, LED Engin should enhance Osram’s value chain, together with ClayPaky and ADB (the specialists for concert, event, theater, stage, and TV studio lighting).
“We look forward to expanding our product portfolio and customer reach while continuing to serve our existing valued customers with additional resources,” comments LED Engin’s CEO David Tahmassebi.