Cree Wins Three Awards at Annual Chinese Solid State Lighting Event

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- At the 10th China International Exhibition and Forum on Solid State Lighting (CHINASSL2013) recently held in Beijing, Cree won three important LED-lighting-industry awards. The China SSL Alliance presented Cree with the award for “Most Influential Company in Decades,” while the International SSL Alliance awarded Cree with the “2012-2013 Global SSL Industry Annual Event” for the introduction of the 200 lm/W XLamp® MK-R LED and the “2013 Global SSL Industry Showcase Top 100” for its collaboration on the Shanghai Yuexing Global Harbor with Shanghai Yaming.

Cree Wins Three Awards at Annual Chinese Solid State Lighting Event“We are very pleased that the China SSL Alliance and the International SSL Alliance have presented Cree with such important awards. It is an affirmation of the significance of our achievements from the previous years and will encourage us to expand our leadership in LED technology through relentless innovation and joint efforts with our Chinese industry allies,” said Dr. Jiaping Shao, sales general manager and technology director, Cree China. “Cree believes in ‘Cree Chip, China Heart’ as the core localized development strategy in China to realize important technology developments, and create paradigms and milestones for the SSL industry in China.”

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of China’s National SSL Program and also the 10th anniversary of CHINASSL. Each year a series of award ceremonies has been organized during the event to recognize the companies that make remarkable contributions to the development of the global SSL industry. As one of world’s largest SSL industry events, CHINASSL2013 is a valuable event with great influence, and not only summarizes the achievements of the previous 10 years, but also provides insight to the development of the SSL industry over the next 10 years.

“The global SSL market remains a largely untapped opportunity. Cree wants to move the SSL market even faster than what has been experienced to date, which can bring more technology development opportunities for everyone,” said Dr. Shao. “We are committed to working alongside our Chinese industry allies to make the dreams of the China SSL industry become reality.”

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, backlighting, electronic signs and signals, power suppliers and solar inverters.

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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 customer acceptance of LED 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 30, 2013, and subsequent filings.

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