Cree Announces New Chairman

Cree has announced the results of its annual shareholders meeting including the appointment of a new chairman and two newly elected members to the board of directors.

Darren R. Jackson was appointed as chairman by the board of directors. Jackson joined Cree’s board of directors in May 2016. He had been on the board of directors of Advance Auto Parts and served as its CEO from January 2008 to January 2016.


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John C. Hodge and Duy-Loan T. Le have been elected to the board of directors. Hodge has extensive experience as a director of semiconductor companies while Le has specialized in semiconductor technologies including chip design and silicon manufacturing.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Hodge and Ms. Le to the Cree board of directors,” said Darren Jackson, newly appointed chairman of Cree’s board of directors. “They will assist the leadership in shaping our vision to create a world-class semiconductor company. Their breadth of industry experience will be invaluable as we drive market expansion for SiC and GaN-based innovations focused on a variety of applications across diverse sectors such as automotive, telecommunications and energy.”

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