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DC/DC Converter From Diodes Incorporated Boosts Light Load Efficiency

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 introduced the AP65200 synchronous DC-DC buck converter. Designed to help meet energy efficiency standards under light load and standby conditions, the AP65200 achieves efficiency as high as 96% for a light load of 200mA and maintains efficiency above 70% down to 20mA. Its high level of integration and minimal external component count is well suited for distributed power architectures in consumer electronics products, including TVs, monitors and set-top boxes.

Offering an input voltage range from 4.75V to 18V, the AP65200 provides a single device solution for both 5V and 12V bus systems, and delivers up to 2A continuous output current with a 3A peak. Using a simple external resistor divider, the converter output voltage can be set from as low as 0.925V up to a maximum of 16V.

With its integrated low on-resistance high- and low-side MOSFETs, the SO-8 packaged AP65200 reduces board space and optimizes trace layouts. In addition, externally programmable soft-start and on-chip over-current and thermal shutdown protection features ensure system stability and long-term reliability. For further information, visit the Company’s website at www.diodes.com.

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.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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