Osram Opto opens new Asia regional HQ in Hong Kong

April 18, 2008
The facility will initially house staff to coordinate Asian sales and marketing.
Osram recently held an opening ceremony for the new Asia regional headquarters of its subsidiary, Osram Opto Semiconductors, a specialist in semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications.

Headed by Alfred Felder, CEO Osram Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd., the new office will initially house staff to coordinate sales and marketing activities in Asia. The company selected Hong Kong for its regional headquarters to be nearer to customers and partners in Asia, especially Greater China, Korea and Japan. Regional Osram activities for other business units have been located in Hong Kong since 2006.

"Choosing Hong Kong as our new regional headquarters reflects our long-term commitment to Greater China and the Asia market, which is open to innovative solutions in LED lighting,” said Rüdiger Müller, CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors, who performed the opening together with Felder.

The opening of the Hong Kong headquarters follows the July 2007 groundbreaking of a second opto chip factory in Penang, Malaysia, and the opening two weeks ago of the last section of its LED chip factory in Regensburg, Germany (see Related Stories).