Cree Announces Plans to Triple Its White XLamp LED Capacity

August 26, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Cree, Inc. unveiled plans to significantly increase white Xlamp® LED manufacturing capacity at its COTCO subsidiary in HuiZhou, China – tripling current capacity of lighting-class LEDs.

Chris James, Vice President – Marketing and Business Development, characterized the planned expansion as part of Cree’s multi-faceted efforts to both accelerate the adoption of LED lighting in China and to build momentum for the LED lighting revolution worldwide.

"China is a critical growth market for LEDs in general illumination applications and represents an unmatched opportunity due to the early-stage development of a national lighting infrastructure, explosive economic growth, the need for energy-efficient technologies and a growing concern over air and ground pollution," stated James. "The acquisition of COTCO Luminant Device Limited was the first step and gave Cree significant local manufacturing and sales capability in China. This expansion of white LED capacity is the next step, and we continue to develop plans to extend our capabilities and drive the LED lighting market."