10 September 2010


New CEO to take over at Osram Opto

Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany says that, as of 1 October, proven LED expert and executive Aldo Kamper will succeed Dr Rüdiger Müller who, after heading the optoelectronic semiconductor business for 22 years at Osram and formerly at Siemens, is reaching retirement.

Picture: Rüdiger Müller (right) with Aldo Kamper.

“Müller has been one of the driving forces worldwide in the development of LED technology,” says Martin Goetzeler, CEO of parent company Osram. “With Aldo Kamper, we have been able to win a successor from our own ranks – someone who will advance Osram Opto Semiconductors and make his own mark,” he adds.

Kamper started his career at Osram in 1994 after completing his business administration studies. Between 1999 and 2006, he held executive positions at Osram Opto Semiconductors in the fields of automotive and visible LEDs. Since 2006, he has been executive VP & general manager, Specialty Lighting at Osram Sylvania in the USA. With his technical and business-administration expertise, he has the credentials to further extend the firm’s role globally in close coordination with its customers, it is believed.

Müller headed the optoelectronic semiconductor business at Siemens from 1988 and, in 1999, was founding CEO of Osram Opto Semiconductors, in which Siemens’ LED and infrared business was pooled with Osram’s lighting competence. Besides strong growth and the continuous expansion of production capacities in Regensburg and in Penang, Malaysia, Müller is closely linked with technological advances in optoelectronic semiconductor technology. Innovations such as thin-film technology, direct blue or green semiconductor laser diodes, the first organic LED (OLED) product and the first surface-mountable LED (SMT-LED) emerged under his leadership.

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