Cree Announces High-Volume Availability of Brightest Lighting-Class LEDs

Date Announced: 01 Jan 2009

DURHAM, N.C., DECEMBER 18, 2008 -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces the high-volume availability of lighting-class XLamp® XP-E LEDs with output up to 122 lumens.

Cree continues to set the standard for innovation and availability of
lighting-class LEDs through its broad family of XLamp LEDs. The volume
availability of XLamp LEDs is aimed at further stimulating the LED lighting market, driving applications in outdoor and indoor general illumination as well as portable and retail display lighting.

Cree now offers XLamp XP-E cool white (5,000K - 10,000K CCT) LEDs in a
minimum R2 flux bin (114-122 lumens at 350 mA), which is the highest
commercially available minimum-flux order code for a single-die LED, at 350 mA, in the industry today.

"In the past 18 months, Cree has shipped millions of 100+ lumen XLamp LEDs," said Paul Thieken, Cree marketing director for LED components. "LED product designers know they can depend on Cree to provide the industry's brightest commercially available LEDs."

Cree XLamp LEDs are available through Cree's global network of distribution partners. Interested customers can find a local distributor at: http://www.cree.com/r2.

About Cree

Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and setting the stage to
obsolete the incandescent light bulb through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting solutions, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications.

Cree's product families include recessed LED down lights, blue and green LED chips, high- brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, 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.

Contact
Michelle Murray Cree, Inc., Corporate Communications (919) 313-5505

E-mail:michelle_murray@cree.com

Web Site:www.cree.com

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