October 14, 2010

New Cree High-Voltage, Lighting-Class LEDs Enable More-Efficient LED Bulbs

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, extends its lighting-class LED leadership into high-voltage LEDs with the commercial availability of new XLamp® MX-6S and MX-3S LEDs.

With the same footprint and high-quality performance as the XLamp MX-6 and MX-3 LEDs, the MX-6S and MX-3S LEDs offer new high-voltage configurations designed for space-constrained LED lamps and bulbs. For these applications, high-voltage LEDs can be used to achieve smaller, more-efficient power supplies and thermal systems.

The XLamp MX-6S LED delivers luminous flux of up to 139 lumens at 60 mA/20 V in 6000 K and 114 lumens in 3000 K. The XLamp MX-3S LED provides up to 122 lumens at 115 mA/10.7 V in 6000 K and 100 lumens in 3000 K. The MX series LEDs deliver lighting-class performance for high-voltage LEDs, including high reliability, high efficacy and industry-leading color consistency.

“These new XLamp LED products can enable LED lamp manufacturers to create more-efficient and cost-effective designs in applications such as A-19-bulbs or GU10 lamps,” said Paul Thieken, Cree director of marketing, LED components. “With the addition of these products, Cree continues to deliver the industry’s highest performance, application-optimized LED components to the lighting-design community.”

XLamp MX-6S and MX-3S LEDs are available now in production quantities with standard lead times. To locate a distributor, please visit www.cree.com/buyxlamp.

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, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power 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 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.

For additional product and company information, please refer to www.cree.com. To learn more about the LED Lighting Revolution, please visit www.creeledrevolution.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 we may encounter delays or other difficulties in ramping up production of our new 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 27, 2010, and subsequent filings.