DURHAM _ Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) has received registration for QS-9000, a set of automotive quality system requirements established by U.S. automakers that promotes improving product quality and customer satisfaction.

The QS-9000 standards are based on the internationally recognized standards developed by the International Organization of Standards (ISO) in Geneva, Switzerland, known as ISO-9000, which is a set of standards for quality management systems.

QS-9000 applies to certain suppliers of products, services, parts and
materials and combines the ISO-9000s standard with the specific requirements of the major automakers.

“We are extremely pleased that Cree’s quality system was assessed and met the rigorous QS-9000 standard,” Todd Tucker, executive vice president of operations, said in a statement. “Achieving this standard reflects the expectations of the Big Three (DaimlerChrysler, Ford and GM) and other subscribing companies, and provides Cree with an excellent opportunity to further penetrate the automotive market with our LED products.”

Cree is an advanced semiconductor company in Durham that leverages its
expertise in silicon carbide, gallium nitride and silicon materials
technology to produce new and enabling semiconductors. The products include blue, green and ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes (LEDs), near UV lasers, radio frequency and high power microwave devices and power switching devices. Targeted applications for these products include solid-state illumination, optical storage, wireless infrastructure and power switching.

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