Profile: Diodes Inc (DIOD.OQ)
20 Aug 2014
Diodes Incorporated, incorporated on July 29, 1968, is a global 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. These products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFETs), protection devices, functional specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including light emitting device (LED) drivers, direct current to direct current (DC-DC) switching and linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as universal serial bus (USB) power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. The products are sold primarily throughout Asia, North America and Europe. On August 31, 2012, the Company acquired approximately 51% of the common stock of Eris. On October 29, 2012, the Company acquired Power Analog Microelectronics, Inc. (PAM).
The Company designs, manufactures and markets the semiconductors for diverse end-use applications. The Company’s product portfolio addresses the design needs of advanced 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. 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 it indirectly serves over 10,000 customers. Its design, marketing and engineering centers are located in Plano; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, the United Kingdom and Neuhaus, Germany. It has a wafer fabrication facility located near Kansas City, Missouri and in Manchester, joint venture manufacturing facilities located in Shanghai, China and Chengdu, China, as well as manufacturing facilities located in Neuhaus and Taipei.
The Company’s product portfolio includes over 7,500 products that are designed for use in high-volume consumer devices, such as LCD and LED televisions and LCD panels, set-top boxes, consumer portables such as smart phones, tablets and notebooks. The product line includes discrete semiconductor products, analog products and sensor products. The discrete semiconductor products include digital media players, smartphones, tablets, notebook computers, flat-panel displays, mobile handsets, digital cameras and set-top boxes, 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; analog products, including: 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; standard logic products, including low-voltage complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) and advanced high-speed CMOS devices; complex discrete, analog and mixed technology arrays in miniature packages, including customer-specific and function-specific arrays, and silicon wafers used in manufacturing these products.
The Company competes with 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.
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