Resettable Fuse from Diodes Incorporated Enhances System Reliability

  Resettable Fuse from Diodes Incorporated Enhances System Reliability

Business Wire

PLANO, Texas -- December 19, 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 the NIS5132
resettable electronic fuse. This device is suitable for hot plug consumer and
industrial products, including external disks, printers and servers, helping
to raise power system reliability by protecting against shutdown and
catastrophic failures. By allowing a product to restart, the device enables a
reduction in unnecessary field returns.

Operating over a wide input voltage range from 9V to 18V, and provided in the
small, low-profile DFN3030-10 package, the 3.6A-rated NIS5132 integrates a low
on-resistance NMOS buffer and an internal current limit. With the buffer’s
typical R[DS(ON) ]of only 30mΩ and with no need for an external sense resistor
in the load path, the device minimizes voltage drop and power loss.

To fully safeguard downstream power components from damage or premature aging,
the fuse’s protection features include under-voltage lockout, turn-on ramp
control, current-limit and thermal shutdown circuits. The thermal shutdown can
be either latching type (NIS5132MN1) or auto-retry type (NIS5132MN2). 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, 972-987-3900
VP, Worldwide Analog Products
pressinquiries@diodes.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K. Sievers, 949-224-3874
EVP, Investor Relations
lsievers@sheltongroup.com
 
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