Licensees

The following table shows a list of exemplary Cree licensees and the license description. A link to the press release announcing the license, if any, is also provided.

 

Company Name
License Description
Date(s)
Aurora Energie Corp. License to manufacture and sell remote-phosphor-based LED luminaires and bulbs. 12/19/2011
Bridgelux, Inc.
  • License to Cree and BU patents at issue in the litigation.
  • Cross license to manufacture and sell LED chips, components and arrays.

12/29/2008
06/24/2013
Crystal IS, Inc. License to manufacture and sell crystalline aluminum nitride. 11/17/2004
Horner APG License to manufacture and sell remote-phosphor-based LED luminaires and bulbs. 12/19/2011
Ledzworld Technology License to manufacture and sell remote-phosphor-based LED luminaires and bulbs. 12/19/2011
Lextar Electronics Corporation

License for certain Cree LED chip and component intellectual property. [press release]

8/26/2014

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. License to manufacture and sell freestanding GaN substrates. 01/15/2009
Nichia Corp.
  • Cross-license agreement concerning gallium nitride-based optoelectronic technology.
  • Cross-license agreement relating to LED technology for solid-state white lighting.
  • Cross-license agreement including additional patents relating to white LED technology and certain Cree patents relating to nitride lasers.

11/13/2002

02/09/2005

09/17/2007
Nippon Steel Corporation

License to manufacture and sell silicon carbide materials for electronic device applications.

04/25/2011
Osram GmbH Cross-license agreement to all patents in the fields of blue LED chip technology, white LEDs and phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires and lamps, and LED lighting control systems. 04/04/2011
Philips
(Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.)
Cross-license agreement to all patents covering blue LED chips, white LEDs and phosphors (including remote phosphors), control systems, LED luminaires and lamps as well as LED backlighting of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and patents in the Philips LED Luminaire Licensing Program. 07/07/2010
Rohm Co., Ltd. License to U.S. 6,600,175 to make and sell white LEDs that incorporate Cree LED chips. 05/19/2005
Seoul Semiconductor, Inc. License to manufacture and sell white-emitting packaged LED lamps each of which incorporate an LED chip from Cree and a phosphor and is encompassed by U.S. 6,600,175 and patents that issue from US. Ser. Nos. 10/623,198 and 11/264,124. 05/09/2006
Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. License to U.S. 6,600,175 to make and sell white LEDs that incorporate Cree LED chips. 05/19/2005
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. Mutual patent agreement addressing LED-chip and packaged-LED technology. 05/28/2008
Transphorm, Inc. License to manufacture and sell GaN HEMT and GaN Schottky diode devices for use in the field of power conversion.  8/5/2013 
Vexica Technology License to manufacture and sell remote-phosphor-based LED luminaires and bulbs. 12/19/2011
Wyndsor Lighting, LLC License to manufacture and sell remote-phosphor-based LED luminaires and bulbs. 12/19/2011