Audio Amplifier from Diodes Incorporated Delivers Higher Power in a Smaller Space

  Audio Amplifier from Diodes Incorporated Delivers Higher Power in a Smaller
  Space

Business Wire

PLANO, Texas -- October 31, 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 introduced a 20W mono
Class-D audio amplifier in the space-saving SOP16 exposed-pad, surface-mount
package. PAM8320’s low-impedance drive capability enables it to deliver 20W
into a 4Ω bridge-tied-load speaker, making it suitable for a variety of
high-power, small-enclosure speakers in wireless headphones, PCs and docking
station products. The amplifier’s wide 4.5V to 15V supply range also means it
performs equally well for battery cell and mains-driven consumer audio
systems.

Operating at an efficiency of up 95%, the PAM8320 eliminates the need for an
external heatsink, saving system space and reducing BOM cost. To help increase
product reliability, this amplifier features a suite of safeguard circuitry,
consisting of over-voltage and under-voltage lockout protection, thermal and
short-circuit protection with auto recovery, as well as anti-pop circuitry to
keep the speaker safe during power-on and power-off sequences. 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, 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
http://www.diodes.com.

Contact:

Diodes Incorporated
Julie Holland
VP, Worldwide Analog Products
972-987-3900
pressinquiries@diodes.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K. Sievers
EVP, Investor Relations
949-224-3874
lsievers@sheltongroup.com
 
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