Osram opens Chinese packaging plant
Osram has signed a contract with the Wuxi New District Administrative Committee to build a assembly plant in Jiangsu.
LED chips will be packaged at the new backend facility starting in late 2013; with the Regensburg and Penang plants exclusively continuing to make the actual LED chips.
“The new assembly plant will improve our access to the world’s largest single market in the lighting industry,” said Aldo Kamper, CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors.
Lixin Huang, Wuxi municipal committee secretary. said: “Osram’s new plant in Wuxi will definitely enhance the development of the LED industry in both Wuxi Municipality and Jiangsu.”
Osram has opted to set up a plant in Wuxi, to augment the capacity of its Penang back-end plant.
Wuxi will install chips manufactured in the front-end plants at Regensburg and Penang.
“We have attained a leading position in the semiconductor sector over the course of about 40 years,” Kamper. “The facility in China marks another step forward in extending this lead.”