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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Cree XLamp(R) XR-E LEDs Now Deliver Up to 210 Lumens

via PRNewswire

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE),a leader in LED lighting components, today announced that its award-winning XLamp XR-E LEDs are qualified for use in high-power applications of up to one amp (A). The XR-E LED produces luminous flux of up to 210 lumens at 1 A, with typical luminous flux of 176 lumens.

"The Cree XLamp XR-E LED is established as the industry's best-performing power LED in production. To make the XR-E LED even better, it is now qualifiedfor extended performance in higher-power applications, such a portable lighting, where maximum light output is required," notes Norbert Hiller , Creevice president and general manager for XLamp LEDs. "This qualification alsoapplies to the millions of XR-E LEDs already in the field, so customers can beconfident using their existing XR-E LEDs at the higher power levels."

The XLamp power LED platform continues to exhibit superior durability, flexibility and reliability, allowing further qualification and modificationto extend across an even greater range of lighting applications.

For more information on Cree XLamp power LEDs, please call (919) 313-5300or 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 performanceand 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.

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