22 August 2011 Cree acquires outdoor led lighting firm Cree acquires outdoor led lighting firm Cree has announced its acquisition over outdoor led lighting specialist, Ruud Lighting, for an estimated $525million. The acquisition will allow Cree to pursue market leadership in indoor and outdoor led lighting and increase the adoption of energy efficient led components. "Cree is taking another bold step in leading the led lighting revolution, creating a company that has an unrivaled focus and commitment to driving led lighting adoption," said Chuck Swoboda, Cree's chairman and ceo. Ruud will continue to be based in Racine, Wisconsin, and will operate as a subsidiary as part of Cree's lighting business. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Companies Cree Inc This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.