Photo Release -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Features New Ground Exposed Die Pad Power IC Platform

Photo Release -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Features New Ground Exposed Die
Pad Power IC Platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha and Omega
Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq:AOSL), a designer, developer and global
supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, today introduced its new
Ground Exposed Die Pad Power IC platform, an innovative packaging technology
capable of exceptional power dissipation. The high performance of this EZBuck™
dc/dc platform is attributed to a combination of IC design, low on-resistance
MOSFET technology, and proprietary exposed ground pad packaging technology.
The new platform enables more thermally efficient dc/dc solutions for
consumer, networking and industrial applications such as LCD TVs, set-top
boxes, cable modems, and power supplies.

Ground Exposed Die Pad

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=15590

The ground exposed die pad platform combines a current-mode step-down
controller IC with integrated high-side and low-side MOSFETs. The vertical
MOSFET structure features outstanding on-resistance performance which allows
more power delivery in a small area, while the exposed ground pad transfers
heat directly to the printed circuit board's ground plane which acts as a
large heat sink. Another benefit of the large ground exposed pad is that it
reduces electromagnetic interference and noise coupling into the system.

The high-side p-channel MOSFET and low-side n-channel MOSFET with integrated
Schottky diode, combined with a bond-wireless packaging technology deliver
best-in-class junction temperature performance for a 30W, 12V to 5V
post-regulating application.

"The integration of the discrete FET technology and the exposed ground pad are
significant features for future EZBuck products, which will offer higher power
density without the added cost," said Daniel Chang, Vice President of Power IC
at AOS.

Availability

The first EZBuck products with the new featured platform will be available
within the first quarter of 2013.

About AOS

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, or AOS, is a designer, developer and
global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, including a wide
portfolio of Power MOSFET, IGBT and Power IC products. AOS has developed
extensive intellectual property and technical knowledge that encompasses the
latest advancements in the power semiconductor industry. AOS differentiates
itself by integrating its Discrete and IC semiconductor process technology,
product design, and advanced packaging know-how to develop high performance
power management solutions. AOS's portfolio of products targets high-volume
applications, including portable computers, flat panel TVs, LED lighting,
smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power
supplies for TVs, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment. For
more information, please visit www.aosmd.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on
current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future
performance based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends and
anticipated product performance. These forward-looking statements include,
without limitation, references to the efficiency and capability of new
products, and the potential to expand into new markets. Forward looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to
differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
These factors include, but are not limited to, the actual product performance
in volume production, the quality and reliability of the product, our ability
to achieve design wins, the general business and economic conditions, the
state of the semiconductor industry, and other risks as described in the
Company's annual report and other filings with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes that the expectations
reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot
guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. You
should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All
information provided in this press release is as of today's date, unless
otherwise stated, and AOS undertakes no duty to update such information,
except as required under applicable law.

CONTACT: Martha Aparicio
         408-789-3233
         martha.aparicio@aosmd.com

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