SemiLEDs and Cree Come to an Agreement on Patent Litigation

The patent infringement battle between SemiLEDs and Cree has come to an end. The two companies have agreed to end their respective patent infringement litigation against each other. Under the settlement, SemiLEDs has agreed to make a one-time payment to Cree for past damages. It has also agreed to the entry of an injunction (effective 1 October) that prohibits the importation and sale of SemiLEDs’ accused products in the USA. The parties have agreed to withdraw the remaining claims without prejudice to the right to assert their respective claims in the future....
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Mouser and Cree Ink Global Distribution Agreement

Design-Fulfillment Distributor is Positioned to Deliver Greatest Lineup of Lighting Solutions Mouser Electronics, Inc., a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Cree, a worldwide leader in LED lighting and silicon carbide (SiC) power products. The global agreement enables lighting designers worldwide to quickly find, compare, select, and order Cree’s latest products, including their innovative line of lighting-class XLamp®...
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GE to Submit 60-Watt Replacement LED Bulb for L Prize Competition

GE Lighting engineers and scientists are developing a 60-watt replacement LED bulb that meets the specifications for the Department of Energy’s Bright Tomorrow Lighting (L Prize) competition. GE recently submitted a Letter of Intent to the Department of Energy to enter the competition.    “The objective of our product research and development is simple,” says Steve Briggs, vice president of marketing and product management, GE Lighting Solutions, LLC. “We exist to create advanced lighting solutions based on customer needs and ...
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Cree Introduces 1200V Z-Rec™ Family of Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes

Cree recently has introduces a new seven 1200V Z-Rec™ silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes to advance the adoption of silicon carbide power devices into mainstream power applications. Cree Z-Rec diodes feature zero reverse recovery, resulting in up to a 50% reduction in switching losses versus comparable silicon diodes. They also exhibit consistent switching performance across their entire temperature range. When used in conjunction with Cree’s recently-introduced 1200V SiC power MOSFETs, these SiC Schottky diodes enable the implementation of all-Si...
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US President Obama’s Visit to Cree

US President Barack Obama has taken a visit to Cree on June 13. During his visit, President Obama made remarks to a crowd of Cree employees. In his remarks, President Obama stated, "So today the small business that a group of N.C. State engineering students founded almost 25 years ago is a global company…Next month, your new production line will begin running 24/7. So you're helping to lead a clean energy revolution. You're helping lead the comeback of American manufacturing. This is a company where the future will be won." Obama also jo...
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GT Solar Lighting Business may Benefit from Sapphire Growth

Reportedly, GT Solar predicts its sapphire materials business will contribute about a tenth of its fiscal 2012 sales based on orders for general lighting applications pick up. According to Cree's CEO’s opinion at the Reuters Global Energy and Climate Summit, LED lights need to pay back hefty investments a lot quicker before they go mainstream. In opposite, GT Solar's CEO Tom Gutierrez, believes that as more capacity is brought on board, prices will fall, helping sales. In his opinion, the company's customers, centered in South Korea and C...
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DOE Awards $14.8M for LED Development

Reportedly, The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded another $14.8 million in funding for development projects aimed at advancing solid-state lighting technologies. Major recipients of the new awards include Veeco, the India-headquartered manufacturing giant Moser Baer Technologies, Cree and Philips Lumileds. Veeco will receive $4 million and its project focuses on the introduction of an aluminum nitride layer into the LED epiwafer structure, to act as a buffer between the light-emitting layers of the device and a silicon substrate. Moser Baer will get $2....
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it has supplied UV LED module for water purifiers to the famous Japanese purifier manufacturer for the past year and achieved the perfect quality of zero defect rate.