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New Wolfspeed Silicon Carbide Semiconductors First to Meet Automotive AEC-Q101 Standards

8/1/2018

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and leader in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, announces E-Series, a new family of robust SiC semiconductor devices for the Electric Vehicle (EV) and renewable energy markets that delivers the highest available power density and durability for on-board automotive power conversion systems, off-board charging, solar inverters and other outdoor applications.  Wolfspeed’s E-Series family is the first commercial family of SiC MOSFETs and diodes to be automotive AEC-Q101 qualified and PPAP capable.  The designation makes it the only commercially available family of SiC MOSFETs and diodes that meet high-humidity and automotive qualifications to deliver some of the most reliable and corrosion-resistant components in the power market today.


Wolfspeed is no more our Ugly Duckling

6/27/2018

Wolfspeed is the smallest segment of Cree, dominated by its bigger brothers, lighting and LED. But Gregg Lowe, the new CEO, is determined to turn this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. At PCIM we talked on this complete change and on the silicon carbide transistors of the future.


Semiconductor manufacturer Cree banks on electromobility

6/19/2018

"The failure of the sale of Wolfspeed to Infineon was a blessing and good fortune at the same time," said Gregg Lowe, CEO of the American lighting technology specialist and semiconductor manufacturer Cree, which owns Wolfspeed, which was originally scheduled to be sold to Infineon for $850 million. "I am glad that the deal did not go through," says Lowe, who only started in September 2017, with a smile. He was previously Chairman of Freescale and a longtime senior manager of Texas Instruments. “This way we got a second chance for a new growth story for Cree."


Wolfspeed’s Expanded Portfolio Delivers Superior Solutions for Telecom and Radar Markets

6/6/2018

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company (Nasdaq: CREE), today announced new LDMOS and GaN HEMT product offerings that enable smaller systems with greater reliability and efficiency. Wolfspeed’s recent acquisition of the Infineon RF power business expanded its product portfolio, accelerating the company’s progress in developing innovations for telecommunications and aerospace/defense applications.


Cree’s Wolfspeed Technology Moves Electric Vehicle Market to the Fast Lane with Newest 1200V SiC MOSFET

6/4/2018

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company (Nasdaq: CREE), today announced a performance breakthrough in the ability to power the drivetrain of electric vehicles (EVs) using its new third generation 1200V SiC MOSFET family. This switching device, which enables high-voltage power conversion, solidifies the company’s leadership in solutions for the EV ecosystem. The development brings increased efficiency to the drivetrain while lowering system costs, paving the way for longer driving range and better overall EV performance for consumers.


Cree Licenses GaN Power Patents to Nexperia

4/12/2018

Cree, Inc. announces that it signed a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Nexperia BV, a Dutch company. The agreement provides Nexperia access to Cree’s extensive gallium nitride (GaN) power device patent portfolio, which includes over 300 issued U.S. and foreign patents that describe inventive aspects of high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) and GaN Schottky diode devices. The portfolio addresses novel device structures, materials and processing improvements, and packaging technology. The patent license involves no transfer of technology.


Cree Acquires Infineon RF Power Business

3/6/2018

Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) has acquired assets of Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) Radio Frequency (RF) Power Business for approximately € 345 million. The transaction expands the Cree Wolfspeed business unit’s wireless market opportunity. Infineon continues to drive key growth areas such as electro-mobility, autonomous driving, renewables and technologies for a connected world. The transaction has closed and is effective today.


Cree, Inc. Announces Long-Term Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement with Infineon

2/26/2018

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces that it signed a strategic long-term agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed™ silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY). The agreement governs Cree’s supply of advanced 150 mm SiC wafers to Infineon, which will broaden Infineon’s product offering to address today’s high-growth markets, such as photovoltaic inverters and electro mobility.


Wolfspeed's Next Generation GaN HEMTs Deliver Unmatched Efficiency

9/12/2017

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading global supplier of GaN-on-SiC high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), has introduced a new series of 28V GaN HEMT RF power devices. These new devices are capable of higher frequency operation to 8GHz with increased efficiency and higher gain as well as best-in-class reliability. RF design engineers are now able to build more efficient broadband power amplifiers for commercial and military wireless communications and radar applications.


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