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Cree XLamp LEDs Brighten MUJI Lanterns

Cree, Inc. Press Release FlashlightNews.org - 10/04/2007

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Japanese company selects Cree XLamp® LEDs for new lantern design


Cree XLamp® LEDs

Cree XLamp® LEDs

DURHAM, N.C. - Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced that its XLamp® LED was selected as the light source for a new lantern from MUJI of Japan. Cree's XLamp LEDs were selected for their market leading performance.

MUJI assigned the lantern project to G-Com Co., Ltd., a Japanese-based original equipment manufacturer. The sleek MUJI lanterns can be used as table lights or portable torches. G-Com’s product design required a bright light source that generates very little heat. The complete lantern design also had to create an aesthetically pleasing product for MUJI’s high-end customer base. Cree’s XLamp LEDs were the natural choice to fulfill the requirements.

“We first chose Cree XLamp XR-E LEDs for MUJI’s high-power bicycle lights, and then again for the new lanterns. It is important to provide the best products for major brands such as MUJI,” said Tohru Chigusa, G-COM vice president. “We found that Cree XLamp LEDs offer the best brightness and lowest heat emission for packaged LEDs, and Cree’s sales and support people added great value to the product design process.”

“G-Com’s choice of XLamp LEDs is yet another example of leading portable-lighting manufacturers switching to Cree LEDs,” said Paul Thieken, Cree’s director of product marketing for lighting LEDs. “Cree’s continued leadership in LED brightness and efficiency offers tremendous value to high-end lighting suppliers.”

For additional information on Cree XLamp power LEDs, please call (919) 313-5300 or visit www.cree.com/xlamp.

For additional information about MUJI products, visit ryohin-keikaku.jp/eng/ryohin.

About MUJI Products

MUJI is a brand of products produced and sold by Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. of Japan. Since 1989, Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd., has been developing and supplying consumer-driven daily necessities, including clothing, household goods and food. The company’s basic principle is to develop new, simple products at reasonable prices by making the best use of materials while considering environmental issues. The MUJI brand product development is focused on “lower price for a reason.” Careful selection of materials, streamlined processes and simplified packaging enable MUJI to design products that provide high aesthetic appeal, good quality and lower prices. For additional information about Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd., please visit ryohin-keikaku.jp/eng.

About Cree, Inc.

Cree is a market-leading innovator and manufacturer of semiconductors and devices that enhance the value of solid-state lighting, power and communications products by significantly increasing their energy performance and efficiency. Key to Cree’s market advantage is its world-class materials expertise in silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) for chips and packaged devices that can handle more power in a smaller space while producing less heat than other available technologies, materials and products.

Cree drives its increased performance technology into multiple applications, including exciting alternatives in brighter and more-tunable light for general illumination, backlighting for more-vivid displays, optimized power management for high-current, switch-mode power supplies and variable-speed motors, and more-effective wireless infrastructure for data and voice communications. Cree customers range from innovative lighting-fixture makers to defense-related federal agencies.

Cree’s product families include blue and green LED chips, lighting LEDs, LEDs for backlighting, power-switching devices and radio-frequency/wireless devices. For additional product specifications please refer to www.cree.com.


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