VS Optoelectronic to distribute Cree XLamp LEDs

March 23, 2005
Cree has signed an agreement with Vossloh-Schwabe Optoelectronic to distribute XLamp LEDs in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Benelux countries.

Cree Lighting is to distribute its XLamp line of high-power LEDs through Vossloh-Schwabe Optoelectronic GmbH & Co. KG (VS Optoelectronic) of Kamp-Lintfort, Germany. The company is part of the Vossloh-Schwabe Matsushita Electric Works (VS-MEW) group, and is a recognized expert in chip-on-board technologies.

"VS Optoelectronic has been a distributor of optoelectronic components since 1979, making it one of the pioneers in the LED industry," notes Chris James, Cree Lighting marketing manager. "With more than 25 years experience in LED technology, VS Optoelectronic is an ideal distribution partner, combining high-quality standard products like Cree XLamp with customized solutions for specialized applications."

"VS Optoelectronic can now offer the quality, performance and design flexibility of Cree XLamp LEDs with our expertise in helping customers achieve superior designs for any LED-based illumination application," notes Michael Kramer, VS Optoelectronic managing director. "Cree is a leader in high power LEDs and an ideal partner for leading the charge toward solid-state lighting."

Cree Lighting recently announced a distribution agreement with UK company Forge Europa for XLamp LEDs.