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Posts tagged “Cree”

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Premium Lock Goodnight just says 'No' to economic recruitment, jokes 'Internet of Things'

SAS co-founder and billionaire Jim Goodnight steals the show at CED's Tech Venture with his cutting-edge humor, candid opinions and sage advice. Heard the joke about one refrigerator told the other over the Internet? And be sure to check out our photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

CED tech icons panel: A conversation with the greats CED tech icons panel: A conversation with the greats

Updated August 13

Premium Lock Cree earnings top Street; revenue, expectations miss; shares tumble 7%

Cree's $10 LED bulb     LED and chip manufacturer Cree reports earnings of 42 cents per share and revenue of $436 million for its most recent quarter plus annual revenues of $1.65 billion, which were up 19 percent.

August 13

Premium Lock Inside Cree: CFO hints new market push in earnings call

Cree reported record income for its last fiscal year on Tuesday and forecast future revenue that didn't quite match analysts' expectations. The news sent Cree shares down in after-hours trading. But in a conference call with analysts, Chief Financial Officer Mike McDevitt dropped a hint that Cree is eyeing another market for growth. So what's Cree thinking?

The new Bay Bridge span illuminated by Cree LEDs The new Bay Bridge span illuminated by Cree LEDs

July 16

Premium Lock Yahoo earnings fall; N.C. Solar Center's new name; Novartis-Google 'Glass' contacts; Cree expands; Sling's new devices

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Yahoo takes a hit; N.C. Solar Center gets a new name; Novartis teams with Google for "Glass" contacts; Cree adds space; Sling's new devices.

Updated June 30

Premium Lock Could a Philips LED spinoff lead to merger with Cree?

Cree Monday morning's announcement that Phillips is spinning off its LED and automotive lighting businesses into a separate company is triggering speculation about a possible deal with LED rival Cree.

June 26

Premium Lock China firms turn on IBM, EMC; Cree-Walgreens deal; Google removing some results; Nortel bankruptcy update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Chinese firms are turning away from IBM, Oracle and EMC; Cree makes a deal with Walgreens; Google begins removing some search results in Europe; and Nortel's bankruptcy case drags on.

Updated June 20

Premium Lock An LED showcase: Cree lights up San Francisco Bay Bridge

Cree just may be hard pressed to find a better way to display the sharpness, power and durability of its LED lighting than a just-unveiled project along side partner Musco Lighting. Cree LEDs - more than 51,000 of them - shine brightly on the new East Span of the majestic San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Cree LEDs illuminate the new Bay Bridge span Cree LEDs illuminate the new Bay Bridge span

Updated May 21

Premium Lock 'WBG' could be future of semiconductors- and Raleigh startup is at forefront

GridBridge is an emerging company in the semiconductor space, and the NCSU spinout looks to be a major player in so-called "wide band gap" technology. According to the Department of Energy, "WBG" promises improved, more efficient energy which in turn could mean "vastly superior" electronics and optics. In part two of an interview, GridgBridge CEO Chad Eckhardt talks about his company and WBG.

Comparing WBG to standard silicon materials Comparing WBG to standard silicon materials

Updated April 23

Premium Lock Deals ahead? Cree CEO looking for 'strategic opportunities'

Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda drops hints in a conference call with Wall Street analysts that the global LED manufacturer and developer is looking for deals. Nothing is imminent, he says, but "we're starting to look" at possible deals "more seriously."

Cree's Chuck Swoboda Cree's Chuck Swoboda

March 26

Premium Lock TransEnterix cancels investor event; Verizon joins OIN; Cree cracks 300 barrier; Secure Enterprise Computing's new name; Iverify names new CEO

Bulldog In today's technology news roundup: TransEnterix cancels an investor event; Verizon joins the Open Invention Network; Cree cracks the 300 lumen barrier for LEDs; Secure Enterprise Computing has a new name; Charlotte-based Iverify has a new CEO.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock Cree named to MIT's '50 Smartest Companies' list

MIT Technology Review is out with it's 50 Smartest Companies list and Cree is the only LED lighting company on it. Read what got Cree on the list and see which other North Carolina entities also made the cut.

Cree's $10 LED bulb     Cree's $10 LED bulb

Updated February 4

Premium Lock Cree unveils self-programming LED lighting; Lord Corp., NCSU buy in

LED lighting company Cree has launched a new self-programming wireless lighting control system that the company says can reduce energy consumption by more than 70 percent - and at half the cost of traditional lighting controls.

Cree SmartCast Cree SmartCast

Updated January 31

Premium Lock Yahoo hacked; Lulu's deal; Google earnings rise; Amazon's miss; Nintendo health?; Cree's new board member; Verizon deal OK'd

Bulldog In our Bulldog Blog's latest technology news: Yahoo has been hacked; Lulu strikes a licensing deal; Amazon's earnings miss; Google's earnings keep growing; Cree adds to its board; Zynga buys U.K. firm; Nintendo's move to health care; Cree board; Verizon-Vodaphone deal. wins approval.

Updated January 22

Premium Lock Inside Cree's earnings: CEO touts Durham plant, says consumers are voting on bulb politics with their wallets

Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda reported plenty of good news on Tuesday. New LED light bulb sales contributed to a record $415.1 million in revenue in the quarter, a 20 percent increase compared to a year ago. And in a conference call with analysts Swoboda touted Cree's manufacturing plant in Durham as being a key reason the company can help drive down future LED bulb costs. He also stays out of a political dispute about LED vs. traditional bulbs. "Consumers are already speaking," he says.

President Obama talks with Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda President Obama talks with Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda

Updated January 22

Premium Lock Cree plans more LED bulbs at different prices to boost sales

Cree's new prices are planned for this spring as part of the company's effort to drive even more sales of its LED bulb, launched last year at the retail price of $10. The news comes after Cree reports record revenues driving in part by surging LED bulb sales.

Inside Cree's new LED bulb  Inside Cree's new LED bulb

January 21

Premium Lock Cree hits record $415M in fiscal 2Q revenue

Cree LED lighting technology company Cree reported $415.1 million in revenue for the company's fiscal 2014 second quarter, a 20 percent increase compared to a year ago and enough to beat Wall Street estimates.

Updated January 16

Premium Lock Obama brings national attention to Triangle's semiconductor, cleantech sectors

North Carolina State University will lead a group of six universities and 18 private-sector companies - including Durham-based Cree, ABB, RFMD and Vacon - in a new manufacturing innovation institute that President Barack Obama announced during his Wednesday visit to the Triangle.

ABB workers position semiconductors ABB workers position semiconductors

Updated December 12, 2013

Premium Lock Cree lands $30M in federal tax credits to expand 'clean energy' manufacturing

LED manufacturer Cree is getting a $30 million boost from the federal government in the form of tax credits as part of an Energy Department effort to drive more jobs in "clean energy" manufacturing. The government says the credits will help Cree expand in Durham as well as at a plant in Wisconsin.

Cree touts new bulb vs. traditional lightbulb Cree touts new bulb vs. traditional lightbulb

December 4, 2013

Premium Lock Cree roundup: biotech exec joins board, new LED bulb launches, NCSU chooses LEDs for new dorm

Sanofi executive Anne Whitaker joins Cree's board of directors; Cree expands its LED portfolio with a new 75-watt bulb; and N.C. State is using Cree bulbs to help a new residence hall meet LEED Silver certification standards.

Cree's 75 watt LED bulb Cree's 75 watt LED bulb

Updated October 30, 2013

Premium Lock As stock wobbles, Cree touts LED lighting's growth prospects

Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda used the company's annual shareholders meeting to explain how low-cost LED lighting fits the company's long term strategy. WRALTechWire Insiders can read more about his comments.

Cree's $10 LED bulb     Cree's $10 LED bulb

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