Terms of Access
Use of this website implies understanding of and agreement to the following provisions. Cree may change these provisions at any time by posting changes to this website. We encourage visitors to this website to review these provisions from time to time for possible changes. As used below, "Company" refers to Cree, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
In accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Company notes that this website contains statements that look forward in time, which include everything other than historical information. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations at the time the statement was prepared and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) projections of revenues, income or loss, earnings per share, capital expenditures, capital structure and other financial items; (ii) statements of the plans and objectives of the Company or its management or board of directors, including the introduction of new products or predictions of actions by customers, suppliers or competitors; (iii) statements of future economic performance; and (iv) statements of assumptions underlying other statements about the Company and its business. Factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ include, among others, possible delays in achieving or failure to achieve technology breakthroughs necessary for product improvements and new products; possible delays in or failure to achieve yield improvements and lower unit product costs; concentration of accounts in a few major customers; price competition; availability of government funding for research contracts; and other factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Posting and Other Website Use
If this website allows visitors to post information or materials that can be viewed by the general public, the Company will review such posts from time to time but the person or organization making a post is entirely responsible for the post and the Company shall have no liability in connection with such posts. The Company shall have the right to edit any post for relevance and succinctness and to decline to allow or preserve any post for any or no reason. Without limiting the foregoing, the Company reserves the right to remove any and all material that we feel is inappropriate or illegal, or offensive, or potentially or actually harmful in any respect, or negatively affects website operations.
As a visitor to this website, you agree that you will not use this website to:
- upload, post or otherwise transmit any information or materials that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- harm minors, or anyone else, in any way;
- market or sell products or services (except as may be agreed with the Company in writing);
- interfere with the operation of the website via the use of viruses, programs or technology designed to disrupt or damage software or hardware;
- employ a robot, spider or other process or device to harvest e-mail addresses or other visitor information or to monitor the activity on the website;
- impersonate another person or entity or to forge any electronic communication or message;
- transmit or post information or materials in violation of confidentiality agreements or of the intellectual property rights of any other person, or
- violate any applicable local, national, or international laws.
You will indemnify and hold the Company harmless against any loss, cost or liability, including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees, that we may incur as a result of any claim, suit or proceeding arising from your failure to comply with the above provisions, your postings or uploads to this website, or your violation of the rights of third parties.
Copyright to this website is owned by Cree, Inc. You may download, display and print material on this website for your personal, non-commercial use. Any other copying, distribution, re-transmission or publication of any material posted on this website is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the Company.
Reference Designs and Technical Information
Reference designs and other information presented on this website are provided for informational and educational reasons only. No representation or warranty of any sort is made in connection with such information, including without limitation as to effectiveness, economy, safety, or utility of designs based on such information, which is provided AS IS. The inclusion of information on this website does not imply any license under patent or other intellectual property rights held by Cree, Inc., or any other party.
Click here for the trademarks and registered trademarks of Cree, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, product and company names mentioned in this website are the property of their respective owners.
In accordance with the marking requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 287 as amended by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, please click here to review patent lists for Cree's products.
This website contains links to other sites over which the Company has no control and which are independent of the Company even though they may contain Company logos or icons. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Company of the site or the site's contents or owner, and the Company does not accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such sites.
This website may display feeds from the Company’s social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as feeds from other parties, which contain materials that were not generated by the Company. The persons contributing such materials into the feeds displayed on this website are solely responsible for the content of such materials. The Company reserves the right to monitor, review and edit or delete such materials, but shall have no obligation to do so. The Company shall not be responsible for, and you waive any claim of liability of the Company for, any infringing, offensive, or otherwise objectionable comments, graphics, or other content that may be included in such materials.
Export of Information
The United States export control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No content from this website may be downloaded or otherwise exported in violation of United States law.
Access to Password Protected/Secure Areas
Access to and use of password protected or secure areas of this website is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of this website may be subject to prosecution.
All materials published on this website are provided "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Designs or other technical information that may be made available on or through this website is used at your own risk, and you will indemnify and hold the Company harmless against any loss, cost or liability, including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees, that we may incur as a result of your use of such designs or other technical information. Information on this website may be inaccurate or incomplete and may be changed or updated without notice. The Company may also make changes in the products, services, programs or relationships described on this website at any time without notice.
In the event that any claim, suit or proceeding (a “Claim”) brought against the Company falls within the scope of an indemnity that you have provided above, the Company will give you notice of such Claim, which notice may be provided to you at the most recent email address shown for you in the Company’s records. The Company will conduct the defense of the Claim and you will assist in the defense as requested by the Company. You agree that you will not, and will have no authority to, settle or compromise any Claim without the express written approval of the Company. The Company will send invoices to you from time to time showing the losses, costs or liabilities incurred by the Company, and you agree that you will pay such invoices within thirty days of the invoice date. Invoices not paid within thirty days for any reason, including but not limited to difficulty in locating you and providing you with the invoices, shall accrue interest at the rate of eighteen percent (18%) per annum, compounded monthly, or the highest rate allowed by law, if less.
User Responsibility to Protect against Viruses
The Company has no intention of distributing any electronic materials designed to deliberately cause errors in or disrupt use of any computer system. However, it is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever you may download from this website is free of such items as viruses and other items of a destructive nature.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall the Company or its agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or damages for loss of profits, revenue, data or use, incurred by you or any other person, whether in an action in contract or tort, arising from access to, or use of, this website or any linked website or the information they contain.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This website is controlled by the Company from its offices in Durham, North Carolina, in the United States of America. All matters relating to access to, or use of, this website shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina and the United States. Any legal action or proceeding relating to access to, or use of, this Web site or the information it contains shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts for Durham County, North Carolina. You and the Company agree to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding.
Copyright Infringement Claims
If you believe that any material contained in this website infringes your copyright, you should notify the Company of your copyright infringement claim in accordance with the following procedure. The Company will process notices of alleged infringement that it receives and will take appropriate action as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable intellectual property laws.
Procedure for Notifying the Company of Copyright Infringement:
To provide the Company notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of "DMCA Infringement Notification" care of firstname.lastname@example.org that sets forth the information specified by the DMCA. Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright. The Company's designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Charles Jacobson, Copyright Agent, Cree, Inc., 4600 Silicon Drive, Durham, NC 27703-8475, USA, telephone (919) 313-5798, email: email@example.com. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to the contacts otherwise provided on this website. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this paragraph, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Procedure for Providing the Company with Counter-notification:
If the Company removes or disables access to content in response to an infringement notice, the Company will make reasonable attempts to contact the owner or poster of the affected content. If you are contacted and feel that your material does not constitute infringement, you may provide the Company with a counter-notification by written communication to the attention of "DMCA Infringement Notification" care firstname.lastname@example.org that sets forth the necessary information required by the DMCA. Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes infringement, you should consult a lawyer.