New CEO takes the reins at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

Sept. 13, 2010
Sunnyvale, CA--As of October 1, 2010, Aldo Kamper is succeeding retiring CEO Rüdiger Müller at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors.

Sunnyvale, CA--After heading the optoelectronic semiconductor business for 22 years at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Rüdiger Müller is bidding farewell upon reaching retirement age. As of October 1, 2010, Aldo Kamper, a proven LED expert and time-tested executive, is succeeding Müller. Martin Goetzeler, CEO of the parent company OSRAM said, "Down to this very day, Dr. Rüdiger Müller has been one of the driving forces worldwide in the development of LED technology, which now reaches far into our everyday lives. 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."

Kamper started his professional 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 held the post of executive VP & GM, Specialty Lighting at OSRAM Sylvania in the U.S.

Müller headed the optoelectronic semiconductor business at Siemens from 1988 and, in 1999, was also 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, OSRAM says his name is most closely linked with technological advances in optoelectronic semiconductor technology. Crucial innovations, such as thin-film technology, direct blue or green semiconductor laser diodes, the first OLED product, and the first surface-mountable LED (SMT-LED)--innovations that set standards to this very day--emerged under his leadership.

SOURCE: Macrovision;

Posted by:Gail Overton

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