OPTEK named certified partner in OSRAM's LED Light for You network

Date Announced: 30 Oct 2008

CARROLLTON, TX (October 30, 2008) - TT electronics OPTEK Technology, an innovative provider of optoelectronic components and assemblies for nearly 40 years, has been named a certified partner by OSRAM in its "LED Light For You" network for Optical, Thermal and Electronic Solution categories. OPTEK will bring many years of experience in the areas of LED lighting and assemblies to the network, which is designed to support lighting manufacturers, planners and LED users in the designing and implementation of SSL systems.

"OSRAM is a premier company, and we are very pleased to partner with them in the continued effort to grow the solid state lighting market," said Dave Birtalan, director of new business development for OPTEK Technology. "We feel that our extensive product offering along with our technical engineering expertise in partnership with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors will directly contribute to our mutual goal of growing LED lighting solutions and bring new products to market."

"LLFY's recent partner growth highlights the acceptance and excitement about LED technology," said Sebastian Lyschick, project manager for LLFY at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. "Collaboration between network partners is at the core of LLFY's mission. Just as a stand-alone LED does not produce light, partners work together to provide the appropriate system components to create solutions to launch specific LED applications."

The "LED Light for you" network provides users with the opportunity to gain support in their lighting projects, including expertise, technical support and design guidance in the areas of optics, thermal management and electronics.

OPTEK offers an extensive range of standard and custom LED lighting assemblies in a wide range of configurations, outputs and colors. The company also offers proven heat management substrates, as well as a LED laboratory for complete testing and data evaluation. OPTEK's products are specified for use in signage, backlighting, channel-letter lighting, high brightness indicators and illuminators, automotive interior and exterior lighting, architectural and entertainment lighting applications.

OPTEK is a leading manufacturing and solutions provider for sensing and illumination covering the infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectrum; with standard as well as application specific products for a variety of markets, including, but not limited to office machines, industrial equipment, encoders, automotive electronics, military and high-reliability applications, medical diagnostic equipment and solid-state lighting.

Headquartered in Carrollton, TX, the company is ISO/TS16949:2002 and BS EN ISO 9001:2000 certified, as well as ITAR registered.
OPTEK Technology was acquired by TT electronics in December 2003.

TT electronics plc is a global electronics company manufacturing a broad range of advanced electronic components, assemblies and sensor modules for the automotive, industrial, telecommunication, computer and aerospace markets.

About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
OSRAM is part of the Industry sector of Siemens and one of the world's two leading lighting manufacturers. The subsidiary OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Regensburg, Germany) offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. The company employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and operates sites in Regensburg (Germany), Santa Clara (USA) and Penang (Malaysia). Sales for the fiscal year ending September 2007 totaled more than EUR 520 million.

Contact
Dave Birtalan Director of Business Development OPTEK Technology

E-mail:dbirtalan@optekinc.com

Web Site:www.ledlightforyou.com

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