Optogan Opens Europe's Second Largest LED Chip Production Site in Bavaria

Oct 14, 2011
Bavaria welcomed Optogan as "a shining example for future-oriented innovations" recently, when the LED chip developer and manufacturer built its and Europe's second largest chip production site. Located in the Bavarian Landshut, the LED production site is in an ideal area for expanding international business because of the "proximity to Munich Airport," continued Minister of Economic Affairs of the German Federal State of Bavaria, Martin Zeil, in his opening speech. 

LEDs have continued gaining popularity as the need for more energy-efficient and low-maintenance green technology grows. Leading to energy savings of up to 80% and with an operating life up to 50,000 hours, LEDs continue to be more widespread. As a result, Optogan chose Landshut as the "ideal infrastructure for [its] future high-volume production of efficient LED chips," as their LED lamps and luminaires progress towards "lighting up indoor, outdoor and residential areas all over the world," explained Hans Peter Ehwiener, the Managing Director of Optogan Gmbh.

The foundation of the new site itself has a history in the semiconductor industry as a former Hitachi factory, with a clean room area of up to 4,000 square meters. Double figure sums of millions of Euros in investments coupled with a staff of up to 100 members made up Optogan's production activities. Also, its "capacity of over one billion LED chips per year" and new and cost-effective manufacturing processes, as well as the company's success with its first site in St. Petersburg, the largest LED chip production site in Europe, show the new site's potential.

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Author:  Rebecca Milne

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