Founded in 1987, Cree develops, manufactures, and sells LED, lighting, and semiconductor products for power and RF applications. LED products include blue and green chips that are used in a variety of devices such as video screens, gaming displays, function indicator lights, automotive backlighting, and headlamps. Power and RF products are SiC-based, including Schottky diodes, SiC metal semiconductor field-effect transistors, and SiC power modules. RF devices include a range of GaN HEMTs and MMICs for military, telecom, and commercial applications.

Company Profile:

Charles Swoboda, CEO

Company Headquarters: Durham, North Carolina

2012 Sales: $1.39 billion

Locations: 7

Employees: 6,120

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