MANHASSET, NY -- Cree, Inc. has expanded its water resistant and high contrast high-brightness LED line for use in indoor and outdoor video screens.
The superior contrast offered by three new LEDs extends the benefits of typical, black surface-mount LEDs that are used for high-definition, high-resolution LED screens and displays, according to the company.
"Two years ago, Cree introduced the first water resistant surface mount LED. With the CLX6A, Cree demonstrates our leadership again by introducing the industry's first water resistant SMD LED in an easy-to-assemble, tall package," said Mike Watson, Cree, senior director of marketing, LED components, in a statement.
The Screen Master CLX6A-FKB PLCC6-type LED is Optimized for outdoor use with both IPX6 and IPX8 ratings eliminating the need for a protective cover.
It is the industry's first water resistant, tall LED package, designed with dimensions that provide superior thermal performance and make it easier for customers to assemble, according to Cree.
The new Screen Master CLVBA-FKA is Cree's first black-body RGB surface-mount LED, optimized to provide the highest contrast ratio for indoor video screens. Cree said that the CLVBA has matched red-green-blue far-field patterns, delivering a consistent viewing experience across a wide range of viewing positions and unrivaled color vibrancy.
At their latest reporting on financials Cree announced revenue of $219.2 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2011, ending March 27, 2011. According to the company, this represents a 6 percent decrease compared to revenue of $234.1 million reported for the third fiscal quarter last year and a 15 percent decrease compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2011.
"Q3 results were in-line with our revised lower targets for the quarter," stated Chuck Swoboda, Cree chairman and CEO, at the reporting time. "The results reflect both our continued success in LED lighting and the challenges of managing the LED chip and components business through a business cycle with short lead-times and low order visibility."