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Cree Releases New Generation 50V GaN HEMT Technology


Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces a range of new 50V GaN HEMT devices enabling a significant reduction in the energy needed to power cellular networks. The world's cellular network is estimated to consume more than 100TWh of electricity per year (approximate value of $12 Billion US Dollars) and 50-80 percent of the networks' power is consumed by the systems' power amplifiers and feed infrastructure. Leveraging this new innovative Cree^® technology, radio base station power amplifiers have demonstrated performance improvements of more than 20 percent over incumbent technology at 2.6 GHz operating under the latest 4G LTE signals. This increased power amplifier efficiency could save an estimated 10 TWh per year, the equivalent power output of two nuclear power plants.

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