Cree LED simulation and testing options speed time-to-market

December 14, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Cree Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) added 2 Cree TEMPO offerings to its LED design and evaluation services: TEMPO (Thermal Electrical Mechanical Photometric Optical) thermal simulation and photometric testing options.

The aim is to eliminate design, engineering, and manufacturing barriers to solid-state lighting manufacturers, said Mark McClear, Cree, director of global applications engineering.

TEMPO Thermal Simulation is a cost-effective way to model the thermal performance of prototype LED fixtures. The simulation predicts the thermal behavior of LED-based fixtures, including junction temperature (Tj), heatsink temperature, temperature profile, and airflow profile.

The quick-turn photometric evaluation option, joining Cree’s TEMPO SPOT service, allows customers to access complex, expensive photometric performance measurement equipment. Rapid photometrid analysis of prototype devices can help prevent design mistakes throughout development of luminaires and replacement lamps. Customers can choose integrated measurements from a 2-meter sphere or 3D measurements from a Type C Goniophotometer to visualize and predict the photometric performance of an installed luminaire.

Cree currently provides TEMPO Services out of its Cree Technology Centers, located in Research Triangle Park, NC and Santa Barbara, CA. Future TEMPO Service locations in Munich, Germany; Shenzhen and Shanghai, China; and Taiwan are targeted to open in 2012.

Cree makes 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. For additionalinformation, visit www.cree.com.

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