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 NameLicense DescriptionDate(s)
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
Epistar

Cross license agreement to LED chip patents. [press release]

08/04/2015

Harvatek Corp.

License to Cree patents at issue in the litigation. [press release]

05/02/2016

Kingbright License to Cree patents at issue in the litigation. [press release] 05/09/2016
Lextar Electronics Corporation

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

08/26/2014

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
Showa Denko K. K.

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

04/25/2011
NNCrystal US Corp.

License to manufacture remote phosphor optical elements. [press release]

10/15/2013
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
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
Tokuyama Corporation License to manufacture and sell aluminum nitride wafers using hydride vapor phase epitaxy. 01/31/2017
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.  08/05/2013