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Partners & Customers

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About Cree

Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) develops lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting retrofit solutions, and semiconductor solutions for backlighting, 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.

Cree Headquarter Location

4600 Silicon Drive

Durham, North Carolina, 27703-8475,

United States

919-313-5300

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Latest Cree News

CreeLED sues Star Headlight & Lantern

May 3, 2022

CreeLED Inc of Durham, NC, USA (a company of SMART Global Holdings of Milpitas, CA) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of New York against Star Headlight & Lantern Co Inc. The lawsuit asserts that Star has infringed Cree LED’s rights in four US patents (nos. 8,884,510; 9,048,396; 9,865,780; and D718,258) by selling a DLITE product that incorporates six infringing LED packages. Cree LED specializes in supplying a broad portfolio of high-performance LED chips and components. Together with its predecessor Cree Inc, the firm has a 30-year track record of innovations and industry firsts. This history in technology and innovation has distinguished Cree LED as one of the LED industry’s strongest brands. Cree LED’s contributions to LED development and design serve as the basis for Cree LED’s expansive portfolio of US and worldwide patents covering an array of innovative technologies. As a US-based firm that has extensively invested in research and development, quality and product innovation, Cree LED is committed to protecting and enforcing its valuable intellectual property rights. See related items:

Cree Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Cree has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Cree - LED Business on October 21, 2020.

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Exit

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10/21/2020

Divestiture

2

3/15/2019

Divestiture

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7/14/2016

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Date

10/21/2020

3/15/2019

7/14/2016

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Divestiture

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Cree Acquisitions

7 Acquisitions

Cree acquired 7 companies. Their latest acquisition was Infineon Technologies - RF Power Business on March 06, 2018.

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Investment Stage

Companies

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3/6/2018

$99M

Acquired Unit

2

7/9/2015

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8/21/2011

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3/4/2008

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2/20/2008

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Total Funding

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Cree Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Cree has 10 strategic partners and customers. Cree recently partnered with STMicroelectronics on August 8, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/17/2021

Client

Switzerland

Cree | Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics Expand Existing 150mm Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement

DURHAM , N.C. & GENEVA -- -- Cree , Inc. , the global leader in silicon carbide technology through its Wolfspeed ® business , and STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications , announced today the expansion of an existing multi-year , long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement .

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8/17/2021

Client

Switzerland

Cree | Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics Expand 150mm Existing Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement. Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics Expand 150mm Existing Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement - ST News

Cree , Inc. , the global leader in silicon carbide technology through its Wolfspeed ® business , and STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications , announced today the expansion of an existing multi-year , long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement .

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6/9/2020

Partner

Switzerland, and China

Yutong Group partners with StarPower and Cree to deliver its first electric bus in China to use silicon carbide in powertrain

Yutong Group partners with StarPower Semiconductor and Cree , Inc. to deliver its first electric bus in China to use silicon carbide in powertrain

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1/29/2020

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11/5/2019

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1/29/2020

11/5/2019

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Distributor

Client

Business Partner

Country

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland, and China

United States

Germany

News Snippet

Cree | Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics Expand Existing 150mm Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement

DURHAM , N.C. & GENEVA -- -- Cree , Inc. , the global leader in silicon carbide technology through its Wolfspeed ® business , and STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications , announced today the expansion of an existing multi-year , long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement .

Cree | Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics Expand 150mm Existing Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement. Wolfspeed and STMicroelectronics Expand 150mm Existing Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement - ST News

Cree , Inc. , the global leader in silicon carbide technology through its Wolfspeed ® business , and STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications , announced today the expansion of an existing multi-year , long-term silicon carbide wafer supply agreement .

Yutong Group partners with StarPower and Cree to deliver its first electric bus in China to use silicon carbide in powertrain

Yutong Group partners with StarPower Semiconductor and Cree , Inc. to deliver its first electric bus in China to use silicon carbide in powertrain

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Cree Team

11 Team Members

Cree has 11 team members, including current Founder, Chief Technology Officer, John W. Palmour.

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Work History

Title

Status

John W. Palmour

Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Current

Gregg Lowe

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Jeffrey Casady

Senior Director

Current

Chris Tubis

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Chris Ruud

President

Former

Name

John W. Palmour

Gregg Lowe

Jeffrey Casady

Chris Tubis

Chris Ruud

Work History

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Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Senior Director

Chief Executive Officer

President

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