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LDOs From Diodes Incorporated Boost Drive Capability

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 a pair of ultra low dropout (LDO) linear regulators, capable of delivering a continuous 3.0A output for a dropout voltage of just 0.23mV. With maximum input voltages of 3.65V and 5.5V, respectively, the AP7175 and AP7176B provide an adjustable output voltage suitable for high-efficiency systems in a wide range of products including notebooks, PCs and set-top boxes.

To meet the sequencing requirements of field-programmable gate arrays, digital signal processors and other digital devices, both LDOs provide an enable input and power-good output, allowing users to configure custom power management solutions with different start-up and power-down characteristics. When disabled, the devices also facilitate automatic discharge of the output voltage stored on the output capacitor, thereby improving system reliability.

The AP7175 and AP7176B also integrate a soft-start function that reduces in-rush current during the start-up period, which is typically 0.6ms. When combined with on-board current limit, short-circuit and thermal shutdown protection functions, this soft-start feature ensures the LDOs and connected loads are fully protected against any possible current excesses.

Both LDOs are provided in the reduced thermal impedance, industry-standard SO-8EP and smaller form factor MSOP-8EP exposed pad packages. These packages reduce the junction-to-case temperature differential, enabling the devices to deliver high load currents over their whole -40ºC to +85ºC ambient temperature range. For further information, visit the Company‚Äôs 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 throughout the world. For further information, including SEC filings, visit the Company's website at http://www.diodes.com.



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