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Posts tagged “Cree”

Updated June 20, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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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Updated October 23, 2013

Premium Lock Cree CEO: New bulbs build brand, 'drive the conversation' on LED lighting

Cree's latest revenue, earnings and margin forecast on Tuesday disappointed investors and shares tumbled in after-hours trading. But in a conference call with analysts, Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda spoke confidently about the company's surging sales, especially for its recently introduced LED bulbs for consumers. He sees these bulbs as helping Cree build its brand and expand its opportunities in the big markets: Commercial LED lighting.

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

October 2, 2013

Premium Lock Upgrades turn Cree stock back on; LED bulbs gain Energy Star status

New "buy" ratings from analysts at Goldman Sachs and Canaccord Equity spark a 16 percent run-up in Cree shares and ignite a blizzard of trades on Tuesday. Today, Cree has more good news - An Energy Star rating for its new LED bulbs and lower costs with rebates.

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

September 9, 2013

Premium Lock Cree lighting replacing fluorescent fixtures at NASA headquarters

Cree Fluorescent fixtures are going out and new Cree LED-powered fixtures are going in at NASA's headquarters in Washington, D.C. as part of a program to cut energy costs.

Updated August 14, 2013

Premium Lock Lights out on Cree: Shares plunge 22% despite defense from some analysts

Cree's $10 LED bulb      Cree"s latest financials and forecast for revenue on Tuesday fell shy of analyst estimates. The news sent Cree shares tumbling Wednesday even as some Wall Street analysts rushed to defend the stock.

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Updated August 14, 2013

Premium Lock Cree's Swoboda plans for market expansion, capital expenditures

Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda offers some insight into how and where the company will grow - but not necessarily through acquisitions.

Cree's Chuck Swoboda Cree's Chuck Swoboda

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