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Diodes Incorporated Maintains Fourth Quarter 2012 Guidance

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Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today stated that it is maintaining its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2012. This includes the expectation that revenue will range between $160 million and $167 million. Gross margin is expected to be 25 percent, plus or minus 2 percent. Operating expenses are expected to be 23.5 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1 percent. The income tax rate for the fourth quarter is expected to range between 7 and 13 percent, and shares used to calculate GAAP EPS are anticipated to be approximately 47.0 million.

About Diodes Incorporated

Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor's SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. 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, 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. Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Plano; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. The Company's wafer fabrication facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester, with two manufacturing facilities located in Shanghai, China, and two joint venture facilities located in Chengdu, China, as well as manufacturing facilities located in Neuhaus and Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Fort Worth, Texas; Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan and Munich, Germany, with support offices located throughout the world. For further information, including SEC filings, visit the Company's website at http://www.diodes.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth above that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such statements include statements regarding the expectation that: Diodes Incorporated maintains fourth quarter 2012 guidance; it is maintaining its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2012. This includes the expectation that revenue will range between $160 million and $167 million; gross margin is expected to be 25 percent, plus or minus 2 percent; operating expenses are expected to be 23.5 percent of revenue, plus or minus 1%; the income tax rate for the fourth quarter is expected to range between 7 and 13 percent; and shares used to calculate GAAP EPS are anticipated to be approximately 47.0 million. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as: we may not be able to maintain our current growth strategy or continue to maintain our current performance, costs and loadings in our manufacturing facilities; risks of domestic and foreign operations, including excessive operation costs, labor shortages, higher tax rates and our joint venture prospects; unfavorable currency exchange rates; our future guidance may be incorrect; the global economic weakness may be more severe or last longer than we currently anticipated; and other information detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Recent news releases, annual reports, and SEC filings are available at the Company's website: http://www.diodes.com. Written requests may be sent directly to the Company, or they may be e-mailed to: diodes-fin@diodes.com.



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