Electronic components from Cree
Cree was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina (USA). The company employs 6,400 people and generated sales of 1.65 billion. It has several subsidiaries such as Cree LED Lighting Solutions Inc. and Ruud Lighting Inc. Cree's business areas include LED lighting systems and incandescent lamps, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, light-emitting diode, power-switching and RF -Equipment. Particularly with Cree products is the basis. It consists of silicon carbide (SiC), a rare, naturally occurring mineral compound synthesized especially by Cree researchers. SiC allows higher performance, high endurance, and semiconductor devices that operate at high temperatures and high voltages.
Cree is a leader in LED innovation with energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly LED lighting. The company first brought the blue LED to the market and the Xlamp LEDs were bright enough to be used as general lighting applications in ceiling fixtures, table lamps and street lanterns. The subsidiary Ruud has a broad product line via BetaLED up to LEDway. In March 2013 Cree started with LED light bulbs (40 W and 60 W equivalent) for the consumer market. Cree is also a major manufacturer of semiconductors used in energy conversion and wireless communications.
In March 2018, Cree was able to acquire the business of high-frequency power components from Infineon.
- Xlamp LEDs
- LED Modules
- LED Assecoires
- High Brightness LEDs
- LED Chips