2017-03-23

Cree Announces Patent License Agreement with Ledvance

Cree, Inc. today announced that it signed a cross license agreement with Ledvance, Inc. under which Cree will receive ongoing royalty payments and a royalty-free license to Ledvance’s patent portfolio. In exchange, Ledvance will receive a license to Cree’s extensive portfolio of patents related to LED light bulbs and LED luminaires.
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2017-03-16

Cree Second Generation Extreme High Power LED Delivers Unmatched Efficacy & Lumen Density

Cree, Inc. introduces the XLamp® XHP70.2 LED, the second generation of the highest output Extreme High Power LED, which delivers up to 9 percent more lumens and 18 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the first generation XHP70 LED.
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2017-03-01

Cree’s XLamp CXA2 LEDs Set a New Standard for Better Performance

Cree, Inc. announces enhancements to its industry-leading XLamp CXA2 family of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs, including new premium color options, higher light output levels and the longest lifetimes published for this type of LED. The premium color quality options include high fidelity (98 CRI) and specialty color points for the 9 to 19 mm LES sizes with up to 50 percent higher efficacy than LEDs of similar sizes and light quality. These enhancements to the CXA2 family LEDs give Cree’s customers the ability to upgrade the performance of existing designs and to sell their products into lighting applications where color quality is important, such as museum, retail and medical lighting.
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2017-02-23

McLaren Health Care Selects Cree LED Lighting to Deliver Intelligent Light Across Its Statewide Hospital Network

Cree, Inc. announced that McLaren Health Care (McLaren), a Michigan-based integrated healthcare network, has selected Cree LED Lighting and Cree SmartCast® Technology to modernize exterior and interior lighting across 11 hospitals. 
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2017-02-17

Cree Announces Termination of Wolfspeed and Infineon Sale Transaction

Cree today announced that it will terminate the definitive agreement to sell its Wolfspeed Power and RF division (“Wolfspeed”), which includes the silicon carbide substrate business for power, RF and gemstone applications, to Infineon Technologies AG.
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2017-02-09

New Cree LEDs Power the Next Generation of High Definition Indoor Video Screens

Cree, Inc. announces the C1010 LED, a breakthrough three-in-one RGB Surface Mount Device (SMD) LED that enables display manufacturers to create state-of-the-art video displays that are sharper and more dynamic than previously possible. Featuring the best far field pattern matching and the lowest power consumption in its class, the new LED delivers 40 percent better contrast ratio and a longer lifetime than competing LEDs. The C1010 is the only high density display LED with zero cross talk between pixels, eliminating the need for louvers that add cost and weight to displays.
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2017-02-02

Adura LED Solutions Launches New LED Horticulture Modules Using Cree High Efficiency LED

Adura’s New-generation LED grow light modules (1966-GLA and 1950-GLA) using latest generation of CREE LEDs.  
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2017-01-25

Cree Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017

Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, today announced consolidated revenue of $347 million from continuing operations, and $54 million from discontinued operations, for a combined revenue of $401 million for its second quarter of fiscal 2017. This represents an 8% decrease compared to combined revenue of $436 million ($394 million from continuing operations and $42 million from discontinued operations) for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and an 8% increase compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Combined GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to combined GAAP net income of $13 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, combined net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $30 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared to combined non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 of $28 million, or $0.28 per diluted share.
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2016-12-21

Cree Settles Patent Dispute with Feit Electric, Signs License Agreement

Cree, a leader in LED lighting, announced that it has reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement and false advertising lawsuit with Feit Electric Company. The settlement ends U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") investigation No. 337-TA-947 (“Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products and Components Thereof”) against Feit and its Asian supplier, Unity Opto Technology and the corresponding lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
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2016-12-15

Cree Releases Next Generation Extreme High Power LEDs

Cree introduces the XLamp® XHP50.2 LED, which delivers up to 7% more lumens and 10% higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the first generation XHP50 LED in the same 5.0 mm x 5.0 mm package. The new XHP50.2 LED enables lighting manufacturers to quickly improve the performance of existing XHP50 lighting designs. Capable of producing more than 2,500 lumens from its 6mm light emitting surface (LES), the XHP50.2 can reduce the size and cost of new designs and enable innovative solutions to address applications ranging from spot to street lighting.
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2016-12-09

Cree Expands Energy Efficient LS Series LED Surface Ambient Portfolio

Cree expands the market-leading LS Series LED surface ambient portfolio with the introduction of the new LS-FD™ High Efficiency linear luminaire. The new luminaire delivers excellent light quality and energy efficiency at 130 lumens per watt for greater savings and faster payback, and serves as an ideal replacement for linear fluorescent lighting in retail, industrial or commercial spaces. The LS-FD High Efficiencyproducts provide customers more choices from Cree, adding to the original LS Series TrueWhiteÒ products, which offer exceptional 90-plus CRI color rendering for applications in which color accuracy is the driving consideration.
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2016-12-06

New York Town Slashes Energy Costs by US $57M with Cree LED Streetlights

The Town of Hempstead, N.Y., the largest township in the country, is making the switch to LED technology with the conversion of more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED street lights from Cree. The installation is already underway with future phases planned to bring LED lighting to the town’s municipal buildings, parks and marinas. The street light project delivers an anticipated two and a half-year payback with nearly $3 million in annual energy savings and US $57 million in total lifetime savings.
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2016-11-21

Cree Sues MaxBrite

U.S. LED manufacturer Cree has filed a lawsuit against another LED competitor MaxBrite over design patent and trademark infringement last week, reported Triangle Business Journal.
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2016-11-16

Cree Expands IG Parking Luminaire Series

Cree extends its industry-leading IG Series LED parking structure luminaires to include a warmer color temperature and standard 0-10V dimming for better light experiences with enhanced aesthetics and performance. The result is more choices that meet customer preference for warm, inviting light. Featuring Cree WaveMax™ Technology, the IG Series delivers low-glare comfort and defeats shadows for enhanced safety and visibility while delivering exceptional energy efficiency and fast payback.
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2016-11-15

Cree Files Patent Lawsuit Against Emson's TacLight

Cree has filed a complaint against E. Mishan & Sons, Inc. (“Emson”) with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts for infringement of Cree’s patented LED technology in Emson’s flashlights, such as the Bell + Howell Taclight.
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2016-11-10

Arizona-based LED Manufacturer Optolum Sues Cree for Patent Infringement

An Arizona-based LED luminaire manufacturer Optolum is suing top U.S. LED manufacturer Cree over patent infringement, reported The News & Observer.
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2016-10-19

Cree Reports Revenue Decline for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, announced consolidated revenue of US $321 million from continuing operations, and $50 million from discontinued operations, for a combined revenue of $371 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2017. This represents a 13% decrease compared to combined revenue of $425 million ($381 million from continuing operations and $44 million from discontinued operations) for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and a 4% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Combined GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $0.6 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to combined GAAP net loss of $24 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2016.
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2016-10-17

Cree Layoffs Have Limited Impact on Durham

Cree recently had laid off a small number of employees, including at its Durham headquarters, reported Triangle Business Journal.
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2016-10-13

Cree Trims Jobs at Durham Headquarters for its Business Conditions

Cree confirmed that the company has laid off approximately 2.5% of its employees at its Durham headquarters, reported the Journal Times. The company reported that local job cuts and an unspecified number of jobs that were eliminated out of “response to current business conditions.”
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2016-10-11

Cree Names New President of Lighting

Cree appoints Daniel Castillo as President, Lighting, effective Nov. 7, 2016. In this role, Castillo will report to Chuck Swoboda and will lead both the commercial and consumer lighting businesses. Castillo joins Cree from Eaton Corporation, where he was most recently Senior Vice President, Oil, Gas and IEC Assemblies. Prior to his work at Eaton, Castillo held leadership roles in lighting and other electrical product areas at both Cooper Industries and General Electric.
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2016-10-07

Cree Introduces Efficient Horticulture LEDs

Cree announces the new XLamp XQ-E and XP-E High Efficiency (HE) Photo Red LEDs, the industry’s highest performing LEDs optimized for horticulture. The new LEDs deliver up to 21 percent higher output than the previous generations of XQ-E and XP-E Photo Red LEDs, enabling hrticulture lighting manufacturers to deliver higher performance products, reduce luminaire size and lower system cost.
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2016-10-05

Cree Adds LED Surface Wrap to Essentia Product Portfolio

Cree expands the Essentia® by Cree product portfolio with the new LED Surface Wrap.  The new product delivers best-in-class efficacy at 115 lumens per watt (LPW) and expands the Essentia by Cree portfolio, which provides customers with exceptional light quality and one-vendor convenience across entire lighting projects. 
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2016-09-29

Cree Introduces Bright Side-View LEDs for Gaming Market

Cree announces the new QLS6A and QLS6B LEDs, the industry’s brightest side-view LEDs optimized for gaming applications, delivering up to 66% higher luminous intensity than other side-view LEDs. The new side-view packaged LEDs enable clearer image displays for a better gaming experience and higher visual impact in pachinko, slot and other video gaming machines.
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2016-09-22

Cree Announces Next Generation High-Power LEDs

Cree introduces the XLamp® XP-L2 LED, delivering up to 7% more lumens and 15% higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the industry-leading XP-L LED. Leveraging elements of Cree’s breakthrough SC5 Technology™ Platform, the high-power XP-L2 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of the XP-L LED in the proven XP package. The new XP-L2 LED provides an easy drop-in upgrade to achieve higher system LPW for lighting manufacturers with existing XP-L designs, eliminating redesign costs. It also enables reduced size and cost for new designs.
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2016-09-20

Cree Named Cleveland Browns Official Lighting Partner

Cree has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns. Cree and the Browns have partnered to continue to deliver a better fan experience with recent lighting improvements made to the Cree branded gate at FirstEnergy Stadium. This season, fans will enjoy a better lighting experience with new Cree® LED lighting installed throughout the gate, as well as a new escalator wrap that gives fans bright ideas for saving with LED lighting while having fun on game-day.
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2016-09-19

Osram Recruits Former Cree GM of Sales to Head SSL Business Sales Team in Greater China

Osram Opto announced it will be appointing general LED lighting veteran Dr. Jiaping Shao as its new Solid State Lighting sales leader in China.
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2016-09-14

Cree Offers New Line of 25 LED Bulbs

Cree announces a completely new portfolio of next generation LED bulbs aimed at delivering better light experiences for consumers.  The new bulb portfolio consists of 25 new products, offering better light quality, better dimming, better lifetime, better warranty and better pricing to deliver on the true promise of LED technology to make lighting better than it was before.
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2016-08-26

Cree Recalls 112,500 LED T8 Tube Lights in North America Over Burn Hazard

Cree recalls about 112,500 LED T8 tube lights in U.S. and Canada over burn hazard issues.
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2016-08-17

Cree Gross Margins Downed for Fiscal 4Q16

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, today announced revenue of US $388 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, ended June 26, 2016. This represents a 2% increase compared to revenue of $382 million reported for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, and a 6% increase compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2016. GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter was $11 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net loss of $88 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 was $19 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 of $21 million, or $0.19 per diluted share.
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2016-08-05

Cree® High Power LED Lowers System Costs for Demanding Lighting Applications

Cree introduces the XLamp® MHB-B LED, a new high-power LED that enables a more effective way to deliver lower system costs for high lumen, high efficiency applications designed to meet the new DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) 4.0 Premium requirements. Leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform, the ceramic MHB-B LEDs combine high light output, high efficacy and high reliability to enable high lumen LED designs that are not possible with mid-power LEDs. The MHB-B LED delivers up to 931 lumens at 85°C and 13% higher LPW than the MHB-A LED in the same 5mm x 5mm package, allowing lighting manufacturers to quickly increase performance for existing MHB designs without any additional investment.
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