At Cree, we’re always on. We believe that meaningful change happens through sheer force of will and the determination of a team solving a problem, and we’re unafraid to kick down the door to make it happen. That’s how we inspired the LED revolution and continue to create brilliantly affordable, radically simple, uncompromisingly efficient solutions that transform the way we experience light. From inventing America’s best-selling light bulb to commercializing the brightest lighting-class LEDs, our vision isn’t just to cultivate a thriving business – it’s to better the world. And we don’t take no for an answer. Be part of what’s next. Our growing multi-billion dollar start-up is impressing the biggest names in tech. Join one of Fast Company’s The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies 2015 and a 2014 MIT Technology Review “50 Smartest Company.” Let’s revolutionize energy efficiency and transform the way we experience light.
Company Growth (employees)
Durham, US
Size (employees)
6,237 (est)-2%
Cree was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Durham, US

Key People at Cree

Franco Plastina

Franco Plastina

Robert L. Tillman

Robert L. Tillman

Thomas H.Werner

Thomas H.Werner

Anne C. Whitaker

Anne C. Whitaker

Robert A. Ingram

Robert A. Ingram

Alan J. Ruud

Alan J. Ruud

Director and Vice Chairman

Cree Office Locations

Cree has offices in Durham, Täby, Shanghai, Shenzhen Shi and in 8 other locations
Durham, US
Bayan Lepas, MY
Unterschleißheim, DE
Mississauga, CA
Goleta, US
Racine, US
Minato-ku, JP
Sesto Fiorentino, IT
Shenzhen Shi, CN
Shanghai, CN
Täby, SE
Durham, US

Cree Metrics

Cree Summary

Market capitalization

$2.6 b

Closing share price

Cree's current market capitalization is $2.6 b.

Cree Financials

Cree's revenue is $1.6 b in FY, 2014 which is a 0.9% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$1.6 b$1.6 b$1.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Gross profit

$618.8 m$475 m$487.1 m

Operating expense total

$484.5 m$547.5 m$497.5 m


$134.3 m($72.5 m)($10.5 m)

Net Income

$124.2 m($64.1 m)($21.5 m)

Operating cash flow

$96.8 m($147.1 m)$26.4 m

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