14-Pin Logic from Diodes Incorporated Upgrades Performance

  14-Pin Logic from Diodes Incorporated Upgrades Performance

Business Wire

PLANO, Texas -- October 29, 2013

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 announced a 74LV
family of low-voltage CMOS logic parts, offering speed and power advantages
over legacy 74AHC and 74HC alternatives. Provided in a choice of 14-pin TSSOP
and SO packages, the new general-purpose logic devices are suited for a broad
range of computing, networking and consumer electronic products.

Ten of the most common logic functions have initially been introduced: Quad
2-input AND, NAND, NAND with Schmitt trigger inputs, OR and XOR gates, along
with 3 different types of hex inverter and a hex buffer with open drains.
Running off a wide 2.0V to 5.5V supply range, Diodes’ 74LV parts will support
both mini, cell-backed portable and traditional 5V applications.

With an optimized drive capability, typically delivering 12mA at 4.5V, the
74LV logic provides a stronger, faster switching output than the older 74HC or
74AHC parts. In addition, I[OFF] output circuitry is a design feature across
the family, disabling devices when powered down, to prevent exposure to
harmful back currents.

Inputs are also 5.5V tolerant, enabling the logic devices to operate
comfortably in voltage translations duties. And drawing less than 1µA in many
applications, the 74LV parts will meet the requirements of a variety of
energy-sensitive circuit designs.

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, 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. Diodes’ 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. Diodes’ wafer fabrication
facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester, with two more
located in Shanghai, China. In addition, two assembly-test facilities are
located in Shanghai; two are located in Chengdu, China, with one in Neuhaus
and one in 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; Suwon, South Korea;
Tokyo, Japan; and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the world.
For further information, including SEC filings, visit Diodes’ website at


Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated
Julie Holland
VP, Worldwide Analog Products
Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K. Sievers
EVP, Investor Relations
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