Business News | Jul 30, 2010

Cree Launches Solutions Provider Program

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced a new value-added solutions providers program. The Cree Solutions Providers network offers customers a full range of LED lighting-system solutions and design assistance to help accelerate time to market and reduce product development costs.

Network members work closely with Cree to help ensure alignment of technologies. They are chosen based on their history of collaborating successfully with customers. Services provided from within the network include:

* Design consulting
* Customized design
* LED engines
* Turnkey solutions
* Sub-assembly
* Complete assembly

“Cree Solutions Providers represent a select group of value-added solutions providers who can help accelerate the time-to-market of high-quality LED lighting systems based on Cree XLamp® LEDs,” noted Bob Pollock, Cree senior vice president of sales. “The rapidly increasing demand for high-performance LED lighting systems presents a huge potential sales opportunity for those who deliver quality fixtures to market quickly. The Cree Solutions Providers program is designed to help our customers address this opportunity.”

Cree Solutions Providers currently include:
* BAFA/Zerolight:
* CRS:
* Entity:
* Heatron:
* I2 Systems:
* Innovative Electronic Solutions:
* Illumination Optics:
* Infinilux:
* LED Lighting Supply:
* LED Specialists:
* Marktech:
* Optoelectronix:
* Relume:
* Forge Europa Visible Solutions:

For additional information on Cree Solutions Providers, please call 919-313-5300 or 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 performance and 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.