2016-08-05

Cree CPY LED Canopy Luminaire Delivers Record-breaking Efficiency

Cree continues to break efficiency records with the next generation of its best-selling CPY 13,000 lumen LED canopy luminaire, delivering category-leading efficiency of up to 136 lumens per watt (LPW). This new 13,000 lumen Cree® canopy luminaire offers superior illumination and industry-leading efficiency, as well as easy installation and lower total cost of ownership for better light experiences. Already a favorite with canopy owners for its uniform, clean white light, the 13,000 lumen CPY luminaire boosts efficacy by 20 percent, lowering operating costs while enhancing roadside visibility and appeal at service stations, convenience stores and drive-through restaurants or banking locations.
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2016-08-03

Unity Opto and Feit Electric Might Try to Settle Case with Cree

The intensity of patent wars heated up in the last two years, especially among leading manufacturers in the industry such as Cree, who has filed suits against Asian rivals from 2015-2016. In its latest case against Taiwanese LED manufacturer Unity Opto and its American client Feit Electric, the two defendants might be willing to settle the case with Cree.
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2016-08-03

USITC Initial Findings in Favor of Cree in Case against Feit Electric and Unity Opto

Cree announced that it has received a Notice of the Initial Determination in U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") investigation No. 337-TA-947 (“Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products and Components Thereof”) in favor of Cree against respondents Feit Electric Company and its Asian supplier, Unity Opto Technology, on violations of trade laws for both patent infringement and false advertising.
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2016-08-03

Cree LED Lighting Brightens up Reston Hospital Center Parking Garage

Reston Hospital Center, a leading acute-care and surgical facility in Reston, Virginia, U.S.., selected LED lighting by Cree to replace the outdated metal halide light fixtures in its parking garage. Cree’s industry-leading IG Series parking luminaires are already generating positive results, delivering better light quality for an improved user experience, including greater feelings of safety, security and comfort for patients, visitors and staff. Moreover, the hospital anticipates an 81 percent reduction in energy consumption and $60,455 in energy savings annually.
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2016-07-27

Cree Expands into Industrial High Bay Applications

Cree introduces the new Cree® HXB Series LED High Bay Luminaire, the first of its kind to operate in extreme ambient temperatures spanning -40F to +149F and delivering 70,000 lumens at up to 140 lumens per watt (LPW). The industry-leading luminaire can be mounted at heights of 30 feet and higher, and comes with optical options including flood and aisle distributions. The HXB High Bay Series brings Cree technology to new applications such as cold-storage spaces with sub-zero temperatures and high-heat climates like warehouses and airplane hangars.
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2016-07-22

Cree Signs LED Components Distribution Agreement with Avnet

Cree and Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, announced a strategic agreement that expands coverage in the Americas for the distribution of Cree's comprehensive portfolio of innovative LED components including high-power, Chip-on-Board, high brightness and LED modules. This agreement demonstrates Cree and Avnet’s shared commitment to provide customers with the industry’s best LED solutions and service to continue driving LED adoption.
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2016-07-22

Cree Offers 10-Year Warranty for its Smart Lighting System

Cree continues its commitment to delivering better light with the introduction of the first 10-year warranty for intelligent lighting systems on all new Cree SmartCast® Technology luminaires with integrated sensors. Cree®SmartCast Technology is the most intuitive and easiest to install intelligent light solution on the market, delivering up to 70% energy savings for half the cost of other solutions and now backed by an industry leading, 10-year limited warranty.
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2016-07-20

Cree SmartCast PoE Integrated in Cisco's High Availability Business Center in California

Quest, a worldwide leader in technology management offering professional, cloud, and managed service, selected SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting by Cree, Inc. integrated with a Cisco network for its new High Availability Business Center (HABC) in Roseville, California. SmartCast PoE is an intuitively simple, scalable and open platform that helps enable the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light. The system embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive, while delivering far better light for less energy than ordinary LED lighting systems. 
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2016-07-15

[Breaking News] Cree Sells Wolfspeed for $850M to Infineon

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, today announced execution of a 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 for $850 million in cash. 
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2016-07-07

Cree Brightens up Buy-Low Foods in Canada with LED Lights

Originally founded in 1966, Buy-Low Foods is now the largest food wholesale distributor to independent grocers in Western Canada, servicing nearly 1,900 wholesale customers through its Associated Grocers and Van-Whole Produce divisions. With 35 corporate stores and 2 franchise stores, Buy-Low Foods also provides  fresh produce, fine cuts of meats and national brand products directly to consumers. Although each of these stores are unique, they all share a common commitment to deliver quality products at low, low prices while providing a great customer experience.
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2016-06-29

Cree Adds New LED Troffer with Improved Performance to Product Portfolio

Cree, Inc. expands the award-winning ZR Series LED troffer portfolio with the introduction of the new ZR FD LED Series, a commercial spec-grade troffer that delivers superior energy efficiency of 130 lumens per watt. This performance increase provides customers with up to 60 percent energy savings versus fluorescent troffers. Now, customers have a choice: ZR Series for color-excellence of 90-plus CRI at industry-competitive 90 lumens per watt or the new ZR FD Series for industry-leading 130 lumens per watt efficacy at 80-plus CRI.
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2016-06-22

Cree Expands LED Portfolio for Horticulture Lighting

Cree expands its industry-leading portfolio of LEDs optimized for horticulture lighting with the introduction of the new Cree XLamp XQ-E Photo Red LED. The XQ-E Photo Red LED is capable of providing very high levels of growth-promoting light wavelengths from a footprint that is less than one-third the size of its closest competitor with similar output.  The new XQ-E LED extends the family of smallest LEDs optimized for horticulture and enables lighting manufacturers to reduce the size of luminaires and lower their system cost.
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2016-06-17

Cree Unveils High Power LED with 25% Increased Efficacy

Cree, Inc. continues to lead high-power LED innovation with significant improvements to the popular XLamp® XT-E LED. Leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform, the upgraded XT-E LED family now includes a new High Efficacy (HE) option that delivers a 25 percent increase in efficacy compared to the previous XT-E LED and provides a guaranteed minimum efficacy of 164 LPW at 85°C and 350mA.  These improvements make 130 LPW or higher at the system level achievable under real operating conditions and enable existing customers to quickly upgrade system performance of applications, such as outdoor and industrial lighting, while still achieving the lowest total cost.
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2016-06-13

Cree Lights up U-Haul Corportate Headquaters' Parking Structure with LEDs

At the U-Haul corporate headquarters parking structure in Phoenix, Arizona, the existing lighting was inconsistent and not aesthetically pleasing. The lighting tended to yellow and could cast shadows that created a murky effect throughout the structure. The less than ideal lighting was also energy inefficient.
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2016-05-25

Cree Expands OSQ Series Area and Flood LED Luminaire Lineup

Cree, extends the groundbreaking performance of its industry-leading OSQ Series Area and Flood LED luminaires, delivering up to 58% more efficacy on existing lumen packages at up to 136 lumens-per-watt (LPW) for increased energy savings. The series also now offers a new OSQ™ 28L Outdoor Area and Flood LED luminaire option, delivering up to 28,285 lumens and enabling the replacement of HID fixtures up to 1000W. The result is better light for more applications, including open parking, walkway and common area within commercial, residential, healthcare, campus and municipal environments.
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2016-05-18

New Cree Streetlights Delivers 25% Performance Increase for Highways Illumination

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) extends its industry-leading street lighting portfolio, delivering more performance and efficiency breakthroughs with the next generation of its new Cree® XSP HO Series. Leveraging the innovations from the existing Cree XSP Series LED street light platform, the new XSP HO Series features an increased level of lumens and up to 25 percent more LPW over the standard XSP Series. Now available in new packages up to 18,523 lumens and 116 LPW, the new XSP HO Series is ideal for any roadway, enabling better light for new applications ranging from collector roads to highways.
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2016-05-12

Cree Files Counterclaim against Feit Electric in U.S.

Cree, a leader in LED lighting, has filed counterclaims in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina against Feit Electric Company, Inc. to stop infringement of Cree’s patented technologies. The suit alleges infringement of two patents related to LED bulbs.
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2016-05-11

New LED Canopy Luminaire from Cree Delivers Leading 143 LPW Performance

Cree, Inc. continues to set performance and efficiency records with the new 20,784 lumen CPY-20L™ LED canopy luminaire. Delivering a remarkable 143 LPW at 5700K, the newest Cree® CPY Series LED product offers even better light experiences and lower operating costs. The result is increased visibility and traffic to outperform existing LED and metal halide (MH) options as the ideal lighting solution for safer and more appealing petroleum stations.
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2016-05-10

Cree’s New Strategy Prioritizes Patent Royalties

Over the last two weeks, two Taiwanese LED manufacturers Harvatek and Knightbright decided to settle patent disputes with Cree, ending a nearly two year lawsuit. Both Taiwanese vendors agreed to sign patent royalties for an undisclosed sum. Few details have been released about the conditions of the settlements. It is becoming clearly evident that Cree’s strategy is centered on cashing in from its LED patent portfolio, said a LEDinside analyst, who chose to remain anonymous.
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2016-05-10

Cree and Kingbright Settle Patent Dispute and Sign License Agreement

Cree, a leader in LED lighting, announced today that it has reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement lawsuit with Kingbright, Inc. Kingbright and Cree have agreed to a royalty bearing, worldwide license to the Cree patents-in-suit, thereby ending the lawsuit between the parties.
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2016-05-06

Cree Appoints New Member to Board of Directors

Cree announces that Darren Jackson, most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Advance Auto Parts (AAP), a position he held from January 2008 to January 2016, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective May 3, 2016.
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2016-05-04

Elation Adds New High-power RGBW LED Strobes to its Porduct Portfolio

Elation Professional has added to its family of LED strobes with the new Protron 3K Color™, a high-power LED strobe light featuring 240 x CREE™ XLamp™ 3W RGBW LEDs and 40,000 lumens of power for an explosion of color. The Protron 3K Color not only packs a powerful punch of colored light - and without thermal issues - it provides a much better ROI compared to conventional 3K Xenon strobes on the market.
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2016-05-03

Cree and Harvatek Settle Patent Dispute

Cree a leader in LED lighting, announced that it has reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement lawsuit with Harvatek. Harvatek has agreed to a royalty bearing, worldwide license to the Cree patents-in-suit, thereby ending the lawsuit between the parties. Harvatek will pay Cree a license issue fee and ongoing royalties as part of the license agreement.
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2016-04-27

Cree's Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 Reports 10% Decline in Revenue

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, today announced revenue of $367 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2016, ended March 27, 2016. This compares to revenue of $410 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, and $436 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $152 thousand, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $476 thousand, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $17 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 of $25 million, or $0.22 per diluted share.
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2016-04-22

Cree SmartCast PoE Chosen by mindSHIFT Cloud Services Facility

mindSHIFT, a leading IT outsourcing and cloud services provider, selected SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) integrated with a Cisco network for the build-out of its cloud mounting services facility in Long Island, N.Y. SmartCast PoE is an intuitively simple, scalable and open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light. The system embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive, while delivering far better light for less energy than ordinary LED lighting systems.
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2016-04-21

Cree Introduces New TrueWhitePlus Technology to Enhance Luminaire Light Quality

Cree reinvents the LED light experience with the introduction of TrueWhitePlus™ Technology, a spectral control breakthrough that delivers better light experiences. Using innovative Cree® LED technology that optimizes the spectral content of the light to deliver lighting experiences people prefer, Cree TrueWhitePlus Technology makes objects, spaces and any environment more appealing, ultimately providing light quality and performance not available elsewhere.
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2016-04-13

Cree Boosts Performance of New XLamp XPG Platform by 8%

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the XLamp® XP-G3 LED, delivering 31 percent more lumens and 8 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the industry-leading XP-G2 LED. Leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform, the high-power XP-G3 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of previous XP-G generations. This best-in-class performance enables lighting manufacturers to deliver differentiated solutions at lower system costs for applications such as roadway, outdoor area, spot and high-bay lighting.
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2016-04-11

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic and Surgery Center Save 54% Energy with Cree's LED Lighting

Opportunity Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic may be the oldest orthopaedic practice in the area, but with the opening of their new 98,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art practice headquarters and surgery center in northwest Raleigh, they’ve stepped into the 21st century in a big way.
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2016-04-08

Cree Selected as LED Lighting Supplier for Pilot and Flying J Stores across North America

Cree, Inc. announced an agreement with Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, to install indoor and outdoor LED lighting at select locations. The agreement provides for a retrofit of interior and exterior lighting, to include parking lot canopies, downlights and area luminaires for various new and existing travel centers. Using Cree's high-performing LED lighting with SmartCast® Technology, the project is anticipated to generate significant energy savings and eliminate nearly all lighting-related maintenance costs over the duration of Cree’s industry-leading 10 year warranty.
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2016-04-07

Cree 3Q16 Financial Results Lower than Projected

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, announced preliminary estimates of financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended March 27, 2016. Revenue for the quarter is estimated to be approximately US $367 million, with earnings estimated to be ($0.01) loss to $0.01 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, and $0.13 to $0.15 per diluted share on a non-GAAP basis. These preliminary financial results are subject to completion of the Company’s customary quarterly closing and review procedures.
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