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Cree Announces New XLamp® XR-C LED

Cree, Inc. Press Release - 2/15/2007

New high-performance LED suitable for lower power, lower brightness applications

Cree's XLamp LEDs

Cree's XLamp LEDs

DURHAM, N.C. - Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced that it is extending its award-winning XLamp high-power LED family to offer a full range of LED performance options for portable and general illumination applications. The new Cree XLamp XR-C LED delivers luminous flux of up to 74 lumens at 350 mA or 60 lumens per watt and typical luminous flux of 60 lumens and is available in production quantities.

The XR-C LED shares the same form factor as the company’s flagship XR-E LED, allowing customers to re-use design elements. The XR-C LED features the same durability and surface mount characteristics as other XLamp LEDs and provides an alternative for applications that do not require the highest brightness.

“Cree recognizes the market need for a high performance, lower-priced power LED,” notes Norbert Hiller, Cree vice president and general manager for XLamp LEDs. “The XLamp LED family now addresses the full spectrum of the power LED marketplace.”

For additional information on Cree XLamp power LEDs, please call (800) 533-2583 or visit

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

Cree and XLamp are registered trademarks of Cree, Inc.

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