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Osram

Osram
Company nameOsram
Company typeCorporation
IndustryLighting
Founded1919
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Revenue-4.7 billion (2010)
Employees40000
ParentSiemens AG
SubsidiaryOsram Sylvania

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Osram, founded 1919, is part of the industry sector of Siemens AG and one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. The name is derived from osmium and Wolfram (German for tungsten, also used in English), as both these elements were commonly used for lighting filaments at the time the company was founded. The brand name of OSRAM was already "born" in 1906 and registered by the Deutsche Gasglühlicht-Anstalt (also known as Auer-Gesellschaft).


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