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Cree Defines LED Lighting Opportunities

Cree, Inc. Press Release - 1/30/2007

Company outlines opportunities emerging from the revolution in LED lighting
at Applied Power Electronics Conference

Chris James/Cree VP of Marketing

Chris James
Cree VP of Marketing

DURHAM, N.C. - Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), the leader in silicon carbide (SiC) LED and power components, today announced that Chris James, Cree vice president of marketing, will present “Ultra-High-Brightness LEDs — Disruptive Technology That’s Changing the Lighting Industry” during the plenary session at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Feb. 25-March 1, at Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA.

Cree is the performance leader in LEDs and SiC Schottky diodes, which affords the company a unique insider perspective on tremendous new business opportunities for the power supply industry.

“Chris joins an impressive set of expert speakers who will offer thought-provoking ideas on the future of power semiconductor products and applications,” notes Jorge Aguilar, Cree vice president and general manager for power devices. “Basing his insights on Cree’s leadership position in SiC-based devices, Chris will detail the radical change LED lighting brings to the lighting industry and how that change will lead to an emerging new marketplace for power semiconductors.”

In addition to the plenary presentation, Cree’s Power Devices business group will exhibit its high-power SiC Schottky diode products at APEC Booths 524 and 526. For additional information on Cree power devices and power LEDs, please call (919) 313-5300 or visit

For additional information about APEC, please call (202) 973-8664 or visit

About APEC

The 22nd annual Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) will be held Feb. 25-March 1, 2007, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. APEC is the premier event for practicing power-electronics professionals. APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business, featuring educational presentations and sessions for anyone involved in power electronics. Additional information can be obtained at

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, LED backlighting solutions, power-switching devices and radio-frequency/wireless devices. For additional product specifications please refer to