Diodes Incorporated

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Diodes Incorporated
Public
Traded as NASDAQ:  DIOD
S&P 600 Component
ISIN US2545431015  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Industry Semiconductors
Founded19591
Headquarters Plano, Texas, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Raymond Soong, Chairman
Keh-Shew Lu, President and CEO
ProductsHigh-quality application specific standard products
RevenueIncrease2.svg $1,054.2 Million USD (2017)
Increase2.svg $80.4 Million USD (2017)
Increase2.svg $0.27 million USD (2017)
Number of employees
8,586 (2017)
Website www.diodes.com
Footnotes /references
1 Incorporated in California in 1959, reincorporated in Delaware in 1968
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Diodes AP34063 - Universal DC/DC Converter

Diodes Incorporated is an American manufacturer and supplier of discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Its headquarters is located in Plano, Texas, United States.

United States Federal republic in North America

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Plano, Texas City in Texas, United States

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Contents

Introduction

Diodes' 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, AC-DC converters and controllers, 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 company’s corporate headquarters, logistics center, and Americas’ sales office are located in Plano, Texas. Recently acquired old Texas Instruments factory in Larkfield industrail estate, Greenock in West Scotland https://www.inverclydenow.com/news/local-news/texas-instruments-factory-in-greenock-saved-as-deal-reached-for-sale

MOSFET Transistor used for amplifying or switching electronic signals.

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Comparator device that compares two voltages or currents

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Hall effect effect of production of a voltage difference across an electrical conductor

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The company’s design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in

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The company’s wafer fabrication facilities are located in [1] [2]

The company's assembly and test facilities are located in

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References

  1. "Diodes to acquire FabTech, 5-inch wafer fab in Missouri". EETimes. 30 October 2000. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  2. "Diodes To Cease Operations At Lee's Summit Wafer Fab In Q3 - Quick Facts". Business Insider. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.