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Osram Opto Semiconductors wins PACE Award 2015

Jury awards 'game changing' Black Flat family of automotive multichip LEDs

Osram Opto Semiconductors has been selected as a winner of the PACE Awards organised by the US trade journal Automotive News. The award is being given in recognition of the Oslon Black Flat product family.

These multichip LEDs for front headlamps are claimed to be able to generate more light from a small package than any other comparable product, giving automotive and headlamp manufacturers greater design flexibility.

This marks the third time that Osram Opto Semiconductors has won the coveted award in the category 'product' for innovation in new products, components or systems that have significant market impact and act as game changers in the automotive industry.

Osram Oslon Black Flat LEDs are based on UX:3 chip technology, which generates very high luminous flux even at high currents. This brightness is emitted from a comparatively smaller package, which in turn makes very compact headlamp designs possible. Surface mount technology means that all members of this product family can be easily mounted on a printed circuit board and then processed further as part of standard soldering procedures. 

This soldering capability enables the LED to be integrated in a simple, standardised process and reduces the complexity of the processing steps, which saves  time and costs, especially compared to previous multichip LEDs. 

Automotive News has been giving PACE Awards for over 20 years in recognition of innovations, technological advancements and achievements in the automotive sector. The annual award ceremony is held in April in Detroit, USA. Comprised of experts from the fields of industry, science and economics, the jury evaluates innovations based on criteria like originality and market acceptance.

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