The Best and the Brightest
Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 11/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Osram is heralding its Ostar Thinfilm as a major advance in brightness for LEDs. And the manufacturer could have its bragging rights validated on December 6, when German Federal President Horst Köhler presents the Deutscher Zukunftspreis in Berlin.
The award honors outstanding scientific and technical achievements that are practical and marketable, creating jobs for Europe's largest economy. Besides Osram, which partnered with the Fraunhofer Institut Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik, there are three nominees: battery manufacturer Evonik Industries for its ceramic anode-cathode separator, Nanion Technologies for its clamp technology, and Carl Zeiss MicroImaging for its laser micromanipulation technique.