Cree Extends XLamp CXA Family with a 68 Percent Brighter LED Array

  Cree Extends XLamp CXA Family with a 68 Percent Brighter LED Array

           Obsoletes the Need for Outdated Metal Halide Luminaires

Business Wire

DURHAM, N.C. -- October 24, 2013

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces two new XLamp^® LED Arrays to enable
high-lumen applications ranging from wallpacks to canopy lighting with one CXA
LED family. The new CXA3590 LED Array delivers up to 16,225 lumens at 85°C, 68
percent more lumens compared to Cree’s previous brightest array. The CXA3590
LED Array is the ideal light source to replace 250-watt metal halide (MH)
fixtures—using 40 percent less power and designed to last twice as long.

“We are excited that Cree is extending the CXA family because it enables us to
address more applications with a single, easy-to-use platform,” said David
Lin, general manager, YAH JUANG Lighting Technology. “The CXA3590 LEDs allow
us to address high-lumen applications with a single LED, a feat which would
have taken hundreds of other LEDs to accomplish.”

Cree also introduces the CXA3070 LED Array, which delivers more than 11,000
lumens at 85°C and shares the same footprint and package design as the
existing CXA3050 LED. Both the CXA3590 and CXA3070 arrays are optimized to
simplify design and enable low system cost. The new high light-output LED
arrays deliver up to 134 lumens-per-watt at 85°C and 70-95 CRI options –
expanding the industry’s broadest family of LED arrays that push the
boundaries of lighting-class performance by combining high quality of light
with high light output and efficacy.

“Cree CXA LED Arrays set the industry standard for integrated arrays,
providing excellent efficacy, reliability and light output,” said David
Gershaw, president, RemPhos Technologies LLC. “The high-performance CXA3070
LED Array enables us to offer metal halide replacements that exceed the
efficiency and life of the technology they replace.”

Characterized and binned at 85°C, the new LEDs are available in ANSI White and
EasyWhite^® color temperatures (2700K – 5000K), providing the industry’s best
color consistency for designs that use only one LED. Cree^® XLamp CXA3590 and
CXA3070 LED samples are available now and production quantities are available
with standard lead times. Please visit www.cree.com/cxa to learn more about
the new CXA LEDs.

About Cree

Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting
traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of
energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading
innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor products for
power and radio frequency (RF) applications.

Cree’s product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED
chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching
devices and RF devices. Cree^® products are driving improvements in
applications such as general illumination, backlighting, electronic signs and
signals, power suppliers and solar inverters.

For additional product and company information, please refer to www.cree.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and
uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ
materially from those indicated. Actual results may differ materially due to a
number of factors, including the risk that actual savings and lifetimes will
vary from expectations; the risk we may be unable to manufacture these new
products with sufficiently low cost to offer them at competitive prices or
with acceptable margins; the risk we may encounter delays or other
difficulties in ramping up production of our new products;  customer
acceptance of LED products; the rapid development of new technology and
competing products that may impair demand or render Cree’s products obsolete;
and other factors discussed in Cree’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30,
2013, and subsequent filings.

Cree^®, EasyWhite^® and XLamp^® are registered trademarks of Cree, Inc.

Contact:

Cree, Inc.
Casey Allen, 919-407-7651
Corporate Communications
media@cree.com
 
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