April 19, 2012

Cree Hosts Small Business Supplier Fair on Durham Campus

Attendees to Network and Discuss Business Opportunities in Challenging Economy
DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) is hosting the Small Business Supplier Fair on Thursday, April 26 to encourage networking and procurement opportunities between small businesses, large corporations and government agencies.

“The success of the small business economy is important to Cree,” said Debra Giles, small business liaison officer, Cree. “Small businesses rely upon procurement opportunities from large corporations and government agencies to make their businesses successful. By hosting this event, Cree is expanding procurement opportunities with small businesses such as veteran-owned, woman-owned, HUBZone, small disadvantaged businesses and companies with fewer than 500 employees.”

In addition to networking, attendees will learn about growing a small business in a challenging economy by participating in the various workshops offered throughout the day. The Small Business Supplier Fair is open to the public and all business industries. To register to attend the April 26, 2012 Small Business Supplier Fair at Cree, please visit: http://www.cree.com/sbsfair/.

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, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and solar inverters.

For additional product and company information, please refer to www.CreeLEDLighting.com. To learn more about the LED Lighting Revolution, please visit www.creeledrevolution.com.

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