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Cree licenses white LED patent to Taiwan chip manufacturer

Posted: 12 Dec 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Cree? LED patent? Kingbright Electronic?

Cree Inc. announced that it has licensed its white LED patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,600,175, to Kingbright Electronic Co. Ltd, an LED chip customer headquartered in Taiwan. The license authorizes Kingbright to manufacture and sell white LEDs that incorporate Cree chips and is one of several licenses that Cree has granted under the '175 patent this year. Kingbright will be using Cree LED chip products exclusively in its white LED product offerings.

"Cree's '175 patent is important to companies manufacturing white LED products," said Scott Schwab, VP and GM of Cree's optoelectronics products. "We are excited to extend this license to Kingbright and to work together in expanding the market for white solid-state lighting products."

Wen Joe Song, Kingbright president and CEO, commented, "Cree's white LED technology provides major advantages to Kingbright's product line. Our target market includes major U.S. and multi-national companies for which avoiding intellectual property disputes is critical."

"We have successfully promoted Cree products for several years and this agreement gives Kingbright a critical IP license required to address the rapidly growing markets for white LEDs," added Joe Song.

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