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Cree expands, adding jobs

LED lighting juggernaut Cree Inc., Durham, N.C., is expanding its production facilities and adding up to 250 new jobs as part of a plan to manufacture a new line of larger LED lighting wafers that will ultimately increase lighting output and make LED lighting more cost effective, the company said. The new 150-mm LED wafer production facility will be adjacent to Cree’s plant in Research Triangle Park. Cree expects to have the first products qualified on this line by June 2011.

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