Cree, Osram Sign Cross-Licensing Deal
DURHAM, N.C., April 11, 2011 — In a move that Cree Inc. says will enable its customers to accelerate LED lighting development, the company announced it has signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Osram GmbH.
The agreement covers patents from both parties’ blue LED chip technology, white LEDs and phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires and lamps, and LED lighting control systems.
Cree also announced recently a similar broad cross-licensing agreement with Philips, and it has existing LED technology patent agreements with Nichia and Toyoda Gosei.
Cree supplies lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications.
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