The following table shows a list of exemplary Cree licensees and the license description. A link to the press release announcing the license, if any, is also provided.

Company NameLicense DescriptionDate(s)
Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Inc. License to patented Cree technology in the field of LEDs for display backlights. [press release] 12/18/2019
Crystal IS, Inc. License to manufacture and sell crystalline aluminum nitride. 11/17/2004
Epistar

Cross license agreement to LED chip patents. [press release]

08/04/2015

Harvatek Corp.

License to Cree patents at issue in the litigation. [press release]

05/02/2016

Kingbright License to Cree patents at issue in the litigation. [press release] 05/09/2016
Lextar Electronics Corporation

License for certain Cree LED chip and component intellectual property. [press release]

08/26/2014

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. License to manufacture and sell freestanding GaN substrates. 01/15/2009
Nexperia BV License to Cree’s gallium nitride power device patent portfolio. [press release] 04/12/2018
Nichia Corp.
  • Cross-license agreement concerning gallium nitride-based optoelectronic technology.
  • Cross-license agreement relating to LED technology for solid-state white lighting.
  • Cross-license agreement including additional patents relating to white LED technology and certain Cree patents relating to nitride lasers.

11/13/2002
02/09/2005 
09/17/2007
NNCrystal US Corp.

License to manufacture remote phosphor optical elements. [press release]

10/15/2013
Osram GmbH Cross-license agreement to all patents in the fields of blue LED chip technology, white LEDs and phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires and lamps, and LED lighting control systems. 04/04/2011
Rohm Co., Ltd. License to U.S. 6,600,175 to make and sell white LEDs that incorporate Cree LED chips. 05/19/2005
Seoul Semiconductor, Inc. License to manufacture and sell white-emitting packaged LED lamps each of which incorporate an LED chip from Cree and a phosphor and is encompassed by U.S. 6,600,175 and patents that issue from US. Ser. Nos. 10/623,198 and 11/264,124. 05/09/2006
Showa Denko K. K.

License to manufacture and sell silicon carbide materials for electronic device applications.

04/25/2011
Stanley Electric Co., Ltd. License to U.S. 6,600,175 to make and sell white LEDs that incorporate Cree LED chips. 05/19/2005
Tokuyama Corporation License to manufacture and sell aluminum nitride wafers using hydride vapor phase epitaxy. 01/31/2017
Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. Mutual patent agreement addressing LED-chip and packaged-LED technology. 05/28/2008
Transphorm, Inc. License to manufacture and sell GaN HEMT and GaN Schottky diode devices for use in the field of power conversion.  08/05/2013