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Last updated on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 11:30 am

Cree Awarded $4.1M Air Force Contract Extension

Cree Inc. of North Carolina has been awarded a $4.1 million follow-on contract by the U.S. Air Force that will enable the qualification of a high-performance power electronic module developed for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The product will be developed at Cree’s facilities in Fayetteville at the Arkansas Research & Technology Park. Cree, a global leader in silicon-carbide (SiC) power and radio frequency (RF) products, began operating in Arkansas in July with the acquisition of APEI, (Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc.). Cree Fayetteville now operates as the company’s Power & RF business unit, the segment that makes components used in equipment for the power and telecom industry.  “Cree is on the forefront of a number of exciting advancements, including... [ MORE ]

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