Cree Selected by Fast Company Among the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2015

Also Named the Number One Most Innovative Company in Energy for its High Quality LED Lighting Technology

DURHAM, N.C.--()--Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces today that Fast Company Magazine has ranked it among the Top 50 Most Innovative Companies worldwide. In addition to that distinction, the company has also been ranked number one in Fast Company’s annual Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Energy list.

Cree revolutionized the consumer lighting industry by delivering the first sub $10 LED bulb and extended its leadership position by rapidly developing an entire line of consumer LED bulbs. To achieve this success, Cree leveraged the experience gained from reinventing the commercial lighting industry by introducing products that approach price parity with traditional lighting without compromise, as well as its 27-year heritage in semiconductor technology. As a result, Cree® LED Bulbs have become among the top-selling lighting products in the U.S. within two years of first being launched. Dedicated to continuous innovation and achieving 100 percent LED adoption, Cree continues its focus on delivering the best overall lighting experience to the consumer.

“As a company on a mission for 100 percent LED adoption, we take pride in being risk-takers and disrupting the lighting industry with breakthrough, innovative products,” said Betty Noonan, Cree chief marketing officer. “At Cree, one of the fastest growing lighting companies in the world, we know innovation isn’t just inspiration; it’s hard work. This concept is engrained in our capabilities, culture and employees, which is why we are honored to be recognized for it by a well-respected outlet like Fast Company.”

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2015) is now available online at http://www.fastcompany.com/section/most-innovative-companies-2015 as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 17.

About Cree

Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.

Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree® products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and solar inverters.

Please refer to www.creebulb.com for additional product and company information.

Cree® is a registered trademark of Cree, Inc.

ABOUT FAST COMPANY

Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.

Contacts

Cree, Inc.
Lauren Taber, Corporate Marketing, 919-407-4910
media@cree.com

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Cree Selected by Fast Company Among the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2015

Contacts

Cree, Inc.
Lauren Taber, Corporate Marketing, 919-407-4910
media@cree.com