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Cree Announces
New XLamp XP-E and XP-C LEDs

Industry's Smallest Lighting-Class LEDs Set New Performance Benchmarks

Cree, Inc. Press Release - 8/7/2008

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Cree's XLamp® XP-E LED

Cree's XLamp® XP-E LED

DURHAM, N.C. - Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces a new standard for lighting-class LEDs with the introduction of the XLamp® XP-E and XP-C LEDs. These breakthrough LEDs have the smallest footprint in the industry for lighting-class LEDs -- providing the same high-quality lighting performance and proven reliability as Cree XR-E and XR-C LEDs in an 80-percent smaller package.

The new XLamp LEDs, measuring just 3.45 mm square by 2 mm high, can enable new applications, including backlighting, signage, outdoor, indoor and portable lighting, thanks to their small size and low profile as well as a wide viewing angle and symmetrical package. Available bins for XLamp XP-E LEDs include minimums of 100 lumens at 350 mA in cool white (5000 K - 10000 K) and 80.6 lumens at 350 mA in warm white (2600 K - 3700 K).

"We recognized an unmet need for lighting-class performance in a small-footprint, low-profile LED package. These products, based on an innovative new technology platform, address this need," said Paul Thieken, Cree marketing director for LED components. "This new platform, in concert with the existing XLamp products and the recently demonstrated XLamp MC-E LED, give LED lighting designers enhanced flexibility and performance to further accelerate the LED lighting revolution."

The XLamp XP-E and XP-C LEDs are available to order with standard lead times. For additional information, technical specifications, or to find an authorized distributor, visit

About Cree

Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and setting the stage to obsolete the incandescent light bulb through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting solutions, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications.

Cree's product families include recessed LED down lights, lighting-class power LEDs, high-brightness LEDs, blue and green LED chips, power-switching devices and radio-frequency/wireless devices. Cree solutions are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, backlighting, electronic signs and signals, variable-speed motors, and wireless communications.

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