New Cree Chip Production Facility in China to Help Accelerate LED Lighting Revolution
"This investment enables us to expand our presence in China and demonstrates our commitment to serving the growing demands of both our local and global LED customers," said Chuck Swoboda, Cree chairman and CEO. "We are building on a solid foundation in Huizhou with a strong local management team and a history of manufacturing excellence. We look forward to continued success in China as we drive the LED lighting revolution."
More than half of Cree's employees work in China, mostly at the current Huizhou factory. Cree recognizes the support of Party Secretary YeBin Huang and Mayor RuQiu Li during the site selection process.
"We are very excited to have Cree's investment in our city. Solid state lighting is a key strategic green industry for China. From the government's perspective, we will do our best to support Cree through government projects as well as government policies. We believe this investment will be a win-win project for Cree and China's SSL industry," said Mr. YeBin Huang, Huizhou's Party Secretary.
Cree also announced that Huizhou is joining the Cree LED City program, an international initiative aimed at promoting the deployment of energy-efficient LED lighting. Huizhou has completed several LED streetlight trials and is in the process of deploying LED streetlights in the ZhongKai Hightech Industrial Zone.
"We are very proud to be the first city in southern China to join the Cree LED City program. Energy saving and emission reduction are our city's priorities for sustainable development; we will continue to drive the adoption of the SSL products through government initiatives," said Huizhou Mayor RuQiu Li.
What is LED Lighting? A light-emitting diode (LED), is an electronic light source. LEDs are used as indicator lamps in many kinds of electronics and increasingly for lighting. LEDs work by the effect of electroluminescence. LEDs present many advantages over traditional light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved robustness, smaller size and faster switching. Read More via Wikipedia