Awards in the Course of Our Success Story

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is a pioneer in technology for high-performance LEDs in the visible and infrared spectrum. Our chip technologies such as thin-film or UX:3 technology stand for excellent light extraction and light efficacy. Our broad portfolio of package types is outstanding and has made us a leader in compact, high-performance light sources for visible and invisible light. We have made pioneering achievements also as a leader in manufacturing technology and backend volume production.

Supporting our mission of innovation, our manufacturing facilities for chips and LED assembly in Regensburg (Germany), Penang (Malaysia) and in future in Wuxi (China) are among the most modern in the world.

Here you can find an overview of the innovation records we have achieved and the awards we have received. Click on the year you are interested in to find out more about our milestones and awards. We are sure you will agree that we are on the right track.




2015PACE Award
(Automotive News)
HOT 100 Product Award
Market Leadership Award
Product of the Year
(InnovationsForum Photonik)
  • First LED manufacturer using 6inch wafers for InGaN and InGaAlP technologies
2013Green Supplier of the Year
Yazaki North and Central America names Osram Opto Semiconductors Green Supplier of the Year
Product Innovation Award
Architectural SSL Magazine has selected Osram Opto Semiconductors as the winner in the category Market Leadership.
  • First direct emitting green laser diode
  • First gallium-nitride LED chips on silicon in pilot stage (Jan 12, 2012)
  • Record for Infrared Osram Chip prototype (Dec 5, 2012)

Supplier of the Year Award 2012
Presented by Continental AG
Product of the Year Award
Direct green laser named "Product of the Year" by Electronic Products Magazine.
  • R&D record for warmwhite LEDs
  • R&D record for red LED
  • ThinGaN chip production on 6-inch wafers
  • OSRAM OSTAR Compact 2x2 is setting new standards in brightness for the projection market (Sept 27, 2011)

Electronic Design Magazine Award
The OSRAM OSTAR Headlamp Pro and the OSLON Black Flat were selected for this year's best products.
PACE Award
OSRAM OSTAR Headlamp LED receives PACE Award for innovation in forward headlamp control.
2010Karl-Heinz Beckurts Prize
Scientists at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors are awarded the Beckurts Prize for developing the direct-emitting green laser.
  • Start of production of green and blue laser for mobile projection
  • Complete product portfolio of LEDs for projection applications (covering system requirements from 1 to 300 W)
  • Introduction of new high performance, high-power ceramic LED family: OSLON
  • First OLED light source ORBEOS
  • First life cycle analysis of LEDs and LED lamps

Environmental Award
Presented by Siemens AG
  • R&Dworld record: quantum leap in the brightness and efficacy of white LEDs (July 21, 2008)

Supplier of the Year Award
Presented by Continental Automotive GmbH
Electronic Design Magazine Award
OSRAM wins award from Electronic Design Magazine for achieving new records in brightness and efficiency.
  • Breakthrough with power module OSTAR which boasts more than 1000 lm
German Future Prize 2007
(Federal President Horst Köhler)
Product of the Year Award
(Electronic Products Magazine)
Best Innovation Award
(A. T. Kearney and Wirtschaftswoche)
  • First LED manufacturer using 4inch wafers for all technologies
(Siemens Business Conference)
Science Award
Award for health and safety at work
Automotive News PACE Award
(Automotive News, Microsoft, SAP and Transportation Research Center Inc.)
2005Assodel Award
(Assodel - Italian Association for Electronic Supppliers)
Product of the year
(Elektronik Magazin)
Innovation prize INTEL Design
Excellent Supplier Award
(Siemens VDO Automotive Huizhou Co.)
  • First nanostacked IR power laser with ultimate optical densitiy
  • First semiconductor lasers w/ an optical output of 8W
Bavarian Energy Award
(Ministry of Trade and Commerce)
National Excellent Occupational Safety and Health Award
Environment Award
(City of Regensburg)
PACE finalist award
  • First proprietary ThinGaN blue and white LED
  • First polymer OLED volume manufacturing
  • First Thinfilm red LED
  • First white converted LED – invented together with the Fraunhofer Institute
  • First surface mount TOPLED – a global SMT standard today