Cree and Arrow Electronics Sign Distribution Agreement to Serve Global Adoption of Silicon Carbide-Based Power Electronics

January 21, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Cree, Inc. announced a distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. for Cree SiC power products.

The agreement gives Arrow’s customers ready access to Cree’s latest commercially-available SiC Junction Barrier Schottky (JBS) products. Among the Cree products available through Arrow will be the recently released Z-REC™ Series of 600V Schottky diodes and the 1200V Schottky diode line.

"Our customers are at the leading edge of green power designs," said Robert Behn, Vice President of Supplier Marketing for Arrow Electronics. "Expanding our Cree product offerings from high-brightness and high-power LEDs to now include power products provides our customers even broader access to the products and support they need."

"Together, Cree and Arrow intend to accelerate the adoption of silicon carbide power semiconductors to create more efficient switching power supplies, alternative energy converters and motor drives," said Bob Pollock, Cree Senior Vice President, Sales.