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4949 Hedgcoxe Road

Suite 200

Plano, TX 75024

United States

Phone: 972-987-3900

Fax: 972-731-3510

Diodes Incorporated operates as a manufacturer and supplier of application specific standard products within the discrete, logic, and analog semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Products The company’s products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including LED drivers, DC-DC switching and linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. The products are sold primarily throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. The company’s product portfolio addresses the design needs of electronic equipment, including high-volume consumer devices, such as digital media players, smartphones, tablets, notebook computers, flat-panel displays, mobile handsets, digital cameras, and set-top boxes. Its product line includes approximately 7,500 products. The company's discrete semiconductor products include including performance Schottky rectifiers; performance Schottky diodes; Zener diodes and performance Zener diodes, including tight tolerance and low operating current types; standard, fast, super-fast, and ultra-fast recovery rectifiers; bridge rectifiers; switching diodes; small signal bipolar transistors; prebiased transistors; MOSFETs; thyristor surge protection devices; and transient voltage suppressors. The company's analog products include power management devices, such as DC-DC converters, USB power switches, low dropout and linear voltage regulators; standard linear devices, such as operational amplifiers and comparators, current monitors, voltage references, and reset generators; LED lighting drivers; and sensor products, including Hall-effect sensors and motor drivers. The company's standard logic products include low-voltage complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) and advanced high-speed CMOS devices. Its products also include complex discrete, analog, and mixed technology arrays in miniature packages, including customer specific and function specific arrays, as well as silicon wafers used in manufacturing these products. Customers The company serves approximately 150 direct customers worldwide, which consist of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. Additionally, it has approximately 67 distributor customers worldwide, through which the company indirectly serves approximately 10,000 customers. The company’s customers include OEMs in a range of industries, such as Cisco Systems, Inc.; Continental AG; Delta Electronics; Emerson; Hella, Ltd.; LG Electronics, Inc.; Motorola, Inc.; Quanta Computer, Inc.; Sagem Communication; and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., as well as EMS providers, such as Celestica, Inc.; Flextronics International, Ltd.; Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.; Inventec Corporation; Jabil Circuit, Inc.; and Sanmina-SCI Corporation, who build end-market products incorporating its semiconductors for companies, such as Apple, Inc.; Dell, Inc.; EMC Corporation; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; Thompson, Inc.; and Roche Diagnostics. Its customers also include major distributors, such as Arrow Electronics, Inc.; Avnet, Inc.; Future Electronics; Rutronic; Yosun Industrial Corporation; and Zenitron Corporation. Sales and Marketing The company markets and sells its products worldwide through a combination of direct sales and marketing personnel, independent sales representatives, and distributors. It has direct sales personnel in the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, and China. The company also has independent sales representatives in the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Europe. It has distributors in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The company has sales and marketing offices or representatives in Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; Beauzelle, France; Gyeonggi, South Korea; and Munich, Germany, as well as four regional sales offices in the U.S. Acquisitions In 2012, the company acquired Power Analog Microelectronics, Inc., a provider of advanced analog and high-voltage power ICs. Strategy The principal elements of the company’s strategy include continuing to rapidly introduce innovative discrete, logic, and analog semiconductor products; expanding its available market opportunities; maintaining intense customer focus; improving cost competitiveness; and pursuing selective strategic acquisitions. Research and Development For the year ended December 31, 2012, company-sponsored investment in research and development activities was approximately $34 million. Competition The company’s competitors include Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation; Infineon Technologies A.G.; International Rectifier Corporation; NXP Semiconductors N.V.; ON Semiconductor Corporation; Rohm Electronics USA, LLC; Toshiba Corporation; and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. History Diodes Incorporated was founded in 1959. The company was incorporated in 1959 in California and reincorporated in Delaware in 1968.


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