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To increase the sale of Cree LED components in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and France

MSC Vertriebs GmbH Press Release - 1/5/2010

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Cree XLamp LED

Cree XLamp LED

STUTENSEE, Germany - Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting and MSC Vertriebs GmbH, one of the leading high-tech distributors of electronic components in Europe, have signed an distribution agreement, to increase the sale of Cree LED components in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and France.

"We are pleased to have MSC representing the full line of Cree high-power and high-brightness LEDs," said Ralf Buehler, Cree vice president, EMEA. "MSC is a leading high-tech electronics distributor with an excellent reputation for demand creation as well as customer service and we look forward to accelerating the LED lighting revolution throughout Europe."

"In co-operation with a renowned manufacturer which puts high value on research and development of innovative products, MSC is able to provide superior high-power packaged LED products and services. We are not just able to provide the component itself, but support customers throughout the entire project from the first idea to the conception up to the realisation of the optimal lighting solution." said Frank Schimmer, MSC marketing director lighting solutions group (LLS).

About MSC Vertriebs GmbH

Since 1982 MSC Vertriebs GmbH has made a name for itself as one of the leading high-tech distributors of electronic components in Europe. As well as its core distribution business MSC is also able to offer customer specific design as well as production in one of four European production centers. MSC now employs over 800 people. Our key focus is on products that need highly competent technical advice such as micro-controllers and processors, programmable logic, ASICs, displays & equipment, power and linear products, memory components & memory modules, electromechanical components, optoelectronics as well as IT solutions. What makes MSC stand apart from its competitors is not only its highly qualified application and development engineers but its ability to offer design and production services. In addition a very close relationship to the major semiconductor manufacturers results in the best support for the newest technologies for our customers.

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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, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications. Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, 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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