Osram and Sharp; Zumtobel exec and business changes
cross-licensed LED and laser-diode patents, while Zumtobel appoints a new CEO and its Tridonic business completes the sale of its magnetic ballast plant in Australia. Osram GmbK based in Munich, Germany, and Sharp Corp based in Osaka, Japan have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement that covers LEDs and laser diodes. Zumtobel has appointed former Infineon CEO Ulrich Schumacher as the new CEO that will lead Zumtobel through the solid-state lighting (SSL) transition. Meanwhile, Zumtobel's Tridonic business continues along that transition in focus path.