Cree Lighting appoints Forge Europa as XLamp distributor

March 29, 2005
Date Announced: 29 Mar 2005 Cree, Inc. has signed an agreement with Forge Europa to distribute XLamp LEDs in the United Kingdom, other European countries and Russia."Forge Europa has been at the heart of LED revolution, developing, designing, manufacturing and supplying innovative LED lamps, displays and assemblies since 1993. Their technical knowledge coupled with a pragmatic approach make them an ideal distribution partner for Cree Lighting as we roll out XLamp LEDs in the U.K.," notes Chris James, Cree Lighting marketing manager. "Forge Europa's expertise in LED technology and lighting design adds tremendous value for our customers.""Cree is a LED industry pioneer and is a leader in increasing brightness, ease-of-use and design for thermal management. The Cree XLamp power LED series is an innovative solution for a broad range of speciality and general illumination applications," notes Peter Barton, Forge Europa managing director. "Forge Europa, with its proud record of developing ground-breaking products for clients, is ready to help customers design in XLamp LEDs for high efficiency and idealised LED lighting solutions."About Forge EuropaForge Europa designs, develops, manufactures and supplies LED lamps, displays, lighting and assemblies to a vast range of markets on a global basis. The company was founded in 1993 in Ulverston, UK and is well known for its flair in turning customer enquiries into creative LED designs. Forge Europa's continuous research and development efforts have resulted in innovations such as the interlocking 7 segment displays requiring no external PCB, their custom backlights for illuminating large areas as well as their range of SPLEDs (splined LEDs that friction fit without requiring a PCB).Forge Europa sets its standards high and is registered to ISO 9001:2000 as well as being so committed to rigorous product testing that its Life Test Laboratory is one of the most comprehensive in-house optoelectronics test and measurement facilities in Europe. To find out more about their unique LED product ranges, please visit .About Cree, Inc.Cree is an advanced semiconductor company that leverages its expertise in silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) materials technology to produce new and enabling semiconductors. The products include blue and green light emitting diodes (LEDs). Cree understands the important convergence of science, technology and creativity, placing high value on ideas, as well as the energy and ability of its people.

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