2016-03-23

Cree Adds Two New High Density LED Arrays to Product Lineup

Cree continues to break performance barriers with the introduction of Cree® XLamp® CXB1310 and CXB1520 High Density LED arrays. Incorporating elements of Cree's SC5 Technology™ Platform, the new LEDs deliver the highest lumen density at 6mm and 9mm - the most lumens in the industry for their LES [light emitting surface] sizes.  The advancement enables radically new and differentiated LED lighting form factors for applications like track lights, lamps and downlights. 
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2016-03-23

Cree Unveils Essentia LED Flat Panel Troffer and Track Light Products

Cree announces Essentia® LED Flat Panel Troffer and Track Light categories, the first products available in the new Essentia® by Cree lighting portfolio. Offering exceptional flexibility in application and design, both product lines transform commercial spaces where broad spectrum lighting and soft visual balance are most important.
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2016-03-09

Cree Boosts High Power XLamp XP LEDs Performance

Cree continues to innovate to deliver industry-best performance in its high-power XLamp® XP-L and XP-G2 LEDs. By leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform, the XP-L and XP-G2 LEDs now provide up to 9% more lumens and lumens-per-watt (LPW) than previously available. These enhancements allow lighting manufacturers to quickly increase performance for existing designs without any additional investment or requalification.
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2016-03-04

Cree Launches Warm White Residential LED Streetlights

Cree introduces the Cree RSW™ LED Street Luminaire, the first of a new generation of streetlights that deliver LED energy savings and reliability in a warm color temperature that is preferred in many residential applications. The revolutionary RSW™ LED streetlight utilizes Cree’s proprietary WaveMax™ technology to provide warm, even light with market-leading color quality and efficacy. Cree’s RSW Series ushers in a new era of street lighting that will transform the way cities and municipalities light their residential streets, interchanges and expressways.
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2016-02-26

Cree Launches New Brand Essentia by Cree with 90+ LPW Products

Cree announces Essentia® by Cree, a new brand of commercial lighting products that offer a broad range of high quality lighting solutions at a great value.  Created in response to market demand, Essentia by Cree branded products will meet industry competitive efficacy of 90+ LPW and color temperatures between 2700k and 5000k that customers have come to expect from Cree as the leading LED lighting technology supplier. This new brand compliments market leading Cree branded lighting products and provides the industry with more high quality lighting that leverage Cree’s market leading LED capabilities.
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2016-02-25

Cree Achieves LED Efficacy Breakthrough with 25% Lumens per Watt Increase

Cree, Inc. records another LED industry first with the demonstration of a single high-power LED delivering nearly 1,600 lumens at 134 lumens-per-watt (LPW) with similar color quality as an incandescent light bulb. With this result, Cree achieved a breakthrough 25 percent increase in lumens per watt (LPW) over production LEDs of similar color quality under operating conditions found in real-world LED lighting applications. This important milestone coupled with Cree’s latest SC5 Technology™ platform will lead to LED systems with increased performance, lower cost and better light.
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2016-02-24

Cree Announces New LED Bulb with CRI 90 for Artwork and Delicate Illumination

Cree, Inc. announces the expansion of its award-winning LED bulb family with the introduction of the TW Series™ PAR30 Cree® LED Bulb, designed to deliver bright, high-quality and focused light exactly where you want it, making it the ideal choice in areas where directed or dramatic pools of light are desired. With the TW Series PAR30 Cree LED Bulb, family portraits, artwork, and decor will come to life in their truest forms beneath better light.
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2016-02-22

Avid Solutions Selects Cree's Smart Lighting System for its New Office

Founded in 1987 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Avid Solutions is now an international engineering firm focused on delivering automation, industrial IT and smart manufacturing to its clients, converting data into information and improving operations through manufacturing intelligence. So when it came time to look for a lighting solution for its new WinstonSalem office, Avid turned to Cree – the company leading the charge to deliver connected and intelligent lighting that will become the backbone of the Internet of Things for buildings.
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2016-02-18

Cree Unveils PoE LED Lighting System for Cisco's IoT Solution

Cree, Inc. introduces SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE), an intuitively simple, scalable and open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light. SmartCast PoE is the first LED lighting platform that makes the Cisco® Digital Ceiling framework ready for mass deployment and adoption. Cree’s SmartCast PoE 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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2016-01-29

Cree’s Outdoor Luminaires and Down Lights are Ready to Ship

The IG Series parking garage luminaires and KR Series LED downlights by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) are now available to ship in volume. Both series feature cutting-edge Cree® WaveMax™ Technology, an optical platform with a revolutionary combination of control, uniformity and efficiency to deliver a superior visual experience in new form factors that are intelligent in both design and function.
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2016-01-28

Harvatek Sues Cree for LED Package Patent Infringement

On Jan. 26, 2016, Harvatek announced it has entrusted Devlin Law Firm LLC to represent it in a patent infringement case against Cree that has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California . The patent in suit is US 6,841,934.
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2016-01-21

Cree Expands XQ LED Range to Reduces System Cost

Cree, expands its industry -leading portfolio of lighting-class LEDs with the addition of the XLamp® XQ-A LED to the XQ LED family. The compact, ceramic-based XQ-A enables lighting manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively expand their product portfolios by leveraging an LED design that is similar to that of the proven and reliable XQ-E. With a broad range of color options and optical symmetry, the XQ-A LED is the smallest LED building block available for designs that use white and color LEDs.
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2016-01-20

Cree Moves Back Wolfspeed IPO

Leading U.S. LED company Cree will be setting back the spinout of its radio frequency and power product businesses, the company CEO Chuck Swoboda told analysts Tuesday.
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2016-01-20

Cree Revenue Improves Following Completion of LED Business Restructure

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, today announced revenue of US $436 million for its second quarter of fiscal 2016, ended December 27, 2015. This represents a 5% increase compared to revenue of $413 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, and a 2% increase compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2016. GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $14 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $12 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 was $30 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 of $38 million, or $0.33 per diluted share.
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2016-01-06

LEDs Create Eerie Atmosphere in Horror Film Harbinger Down

Offering low power drain, less heat emission and higher portability, LED lighting technology is taking over the filming industry, allowing for new possibilities in production techniques and better viewer experiences. As the highest grossing sci-fi/horror Kickstarter project of their time,Harbinger Down, which hit Netflix in December 2015, delivers unbelievable effects by utilizing a Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K and Cree LED lighting technology, creating a dramatic and realistic visual experience.
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2015-11-17

USGBC and Cree Light Up Zoo with LED Troffers and Educate Kids About SSL

In honor of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools’ Green Apple Day of Service, the USGBC North Carolina Chapter and LED innovator, Cree, Inc. upgraded the multipurpose room at the North Carolina Zoo with high-quality and energy-efficient Cree®LED lighting today. During an interactive day of service, local officials joined USGBC NC, Cree and students involved in the Zoo’s Asheboro High School Science Program to install the new Cree lighting and learn how high-performance LED technology supports better, more energy-efficient learning environments.
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2015-10-27

Cree's LED Lighting Brighten up Abby Wambach’s Portland Home

LED innovator, Cree, Inc. recently teamed up with soccer phenom Abby Wambach to champion the importance of determination, innovation and performance when breaking barriers to achieve your goals, kicking off with the “Light a Better Way” video this summer. Following the U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup win, Cree is taking the campaign off-field, upgrading Wambach’s Portland home with high-quality Cree® LED technology, demonstrating the impact of uncompromising performance in creating better experiences.
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2015-10-21

Despite Net Loss in 1Q16, Cree Projects Improvements in Coming Quarter

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, announced revenue of US $425.5 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2016, ended September 27, 2015. This represents a 1% decrease compared to revenue of $427.7 million reported for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and an 11% increase compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. GAAP net loss for the first quarter was $23.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $11.1 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $22.1 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 of $29.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share. 
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2015-10-07

Cree LED Lighting Delivers Better Light Quality to Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a higher education leader in sustainability efforts, selected LED lighting by Cree to replace the outdated metal halide light fixtures over its indoor turf field in the Perry Field House. The 100x60-yard field is now illuminated by Cree® CXB™ High-Bay LED luminaires, delivering much better light quality while providing the university with more than US $200,000 in energy and maintenance savings and delivering a payback of less than two years.
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2015-09-25

Cree Unveils Two New LED Downlights for Commercial Application

Cree introduces new KR8™ and LR6™ LED downlights, designed to deliver better lighting performance and better value for new and existing commercial spaces. The new KR8 downlight expands the KR Series by adding Cree’s first eight-inch downlight, and features Cree WaveMax™ Technology and Cree TrueWhite® Technology.  This revolutionary combination brings even more beautiful light through optical efficiency, precise beam control and long product life to higher ceiling applications, such as theaters, airports and auditoriums. Cree also announces the newest generation of its pioneering, market leading LR6 downlight, which provides even better light quality at a lower price. These new LED lighting solutions further enhance Cree’s product leadership in the commercial downlight market.
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2015-09-24

Cree's New LEDs Doubles Candela Performance with Reduced Size

Cree introduces XLamp® XQ-E High Intensity LEDs, the industry’s first family of color LEDs optimized for optical performance. This drop-in upgrade for proven XQ-E High Density designs enables lighting manufacturers to double the candela performance with minimal redesign. The new High Intensity LEDs leverage XQ-E’s proven optical symmetry and consistency across all colors to improve color mixing and simplify the production process for lighting manufacturers. Built on Cree’s breakthrough SC5 Technology™ Platform, the XQ-E High Intensity LED is the smallest building block available for color LED designs allowing lighting manufacturers to quickly boost performance and drastically reduce size for directional applications such as track and architectural lighting.
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2015-09-23

Lextar, Cree and Leadray Energy Partner up on LED Streetlight Projects

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar announced recently it formed a partnership with Leadray Energy and Cree in LED streetlight R&D.
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2015-09-23

[Update] Cree Co-founder on RF and Power Business New Brand Identity and Market Trends

Leading U.S. LED manufacturer Cree announced earlier this month, it will be rebranding its power and RF business as Wolfspeed. In an exclusive interview with LEDinside analyst and assistant manager Joanne Wu, Cree co-founder and CTO John Palmour spoke about the company’s rebranding strategy and current trends in the Radio Frequency (RF) and power market.
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2015-09-15

Cree Launches US $8 LED Bulb

As the number of consumers buying LED bulbs continues to increase, the quality of their experience becomes even more important. The most important characteristics of LED bulbs are light quality, longevity and, of course, energy efficiency. Despite this, some manufacturers seeking to cash-in on the technology’s popularity are driving LED bulbs to CFL-like performance, lifetimes and light quality. In contrast, today, Cree introduces a better LED bulb. Unlike compromised bulbs, the new Cree LED® bulb delivers an even better light with better performance, a longer life and more energy savings.
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2015-09-03

Cree Rebrands Power and RF Business as Wolfspeed

Cree, a leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products and gallium nitride (GaN) radio frequency (RF) devices, today announced that Wolfspeed is the new name for the Power and RF division of Cree. The company announced in May that it would separate the business into a standalone company.
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2015-08-19

Chinese Court Invalidates Cree LED Patent in Harvatek Lawsuit

Chinese courts have invalidated Cree’s patent “Apparatus and method for mounting electronic elements” (CN 200780015100.X) in its patent infringement lawsuit against Harvatek, said Harvatek Spokesperson Chi Hsiung Cheng. The company’s future product sales will benefit from the ruling, he added.
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2015-08-14

Cree Provides Low Maintenance Lighting Solution to U.S. Community College

As the recipient of the APPA’s 2015 Sustainability Award recognizing and advancing sustainability excellence in educational facilities, San Diego Community College District uses a Cree® LED lighting upgrade with SmartCast® Technology to spotlight their Proposition 39 Clean Jobs Act initiatives.
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2015-08-12

Cree Posts Losses Due to LED Business Restructure

Cree, a market leader in LED lighting, announced revenue of US $382 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, ended June 28, 2015. This represents a 12% decrease compared to revenue of $436 million reported for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, and a 7% decrease compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2015. GAAP net loss for the fourth quarter was $88 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $30 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. 
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2015-08-05

Cree and Epistar Consolidate Market Position through LED Patent Cross-License Agreement

Cree and Epistar announced on Aug. 4, 2015, the two companies signed a global LED patent cross license agreement. The move signals large LED manufacturers strategy of maintaining market positions through patent advantages, said LEDinside analysts.
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2015-08-05

[Breaking News] Cree and Epistar Sign Global LED Patent Cross-License Agreement

Cree and Epistar have signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement for LED chips to further advance the growth of the LED lighting and LED bulb markets. Cree and Epistar both hold broad and substantial LED chip patent portfolios that are important for making blue LEDs, the foundation of white LEDs found in most lighting products manufactured worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, each party receives a license to the other’s nitride LED chip patents and is granted certain rights to non-nitride LED chip patents. Over the term of the agreement, Cree will receive a licensing fee and royalty payments from Epistar.
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