Renesas Electronics Collaborates with Diodes Incorporated to Accelerate Promotion of USB Power Delivery

  Renesas Electronics Collaborates with Diodes Incorporated to Accelerate
  Promotion of USB Power Delivery


Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- May 29, 2014

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced
semiconductor solutions, today announced its collaboration with 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, to deliver optimized charging
solutions for USB Power Delivery (PD). Based on a Renesas USB Power Delivery
Controller (PDC) and Diodes multi-mode active rectifier (AR), the companies’
reference design provides turnkey solutions for AC adapters and PD-capable
chargers compliant with the USB PD open standard. The AC adapter solution will
be exhibited at the Computex Taipei from June 3 to June 7, 2014 at booth #
N0608, 4^th floor of the Nangang exhibition hall in Taipei.

Charging mobile phones through USB connections has become the norm and demand
for higher power charging has increased exponentially due to the mass adoption
of tablets and ultrabook computers. In July 2012, the USB Implementers Forum
(USB-IF) released the USB Power Delivery Specification to enhance power supply
capability through USB cables up to 100W, providing a common standard for
faster and safer charging of mobile devices.

Renesas has been a strong promoter of USB-IF since 1996. The company not only
provides many USB silicon devices, but also dedicates its USB expertise to
successfully launching “building block” solutions for numerous USB standards.
Today, there are billions of USB devices in the world and the USB PD
technology is anticipated to be an open industry standard that addresses the
future charging needs and additional interface features required for
next-generation mobile computing.

The solution to be showcased at Computex will provide ODMs and OEMs with a
fast-to-market vehicle for mobile solutions and is expected to be deployed in

“We are pleased to work with Renesas to provide the industry with turnkey USB
PD solutions. In addition to the PD-capable charger and AC adapter solution,
Diodes will continue to develop discrete and analog products to enable other
USB PD platforms,” said Francis Tang, Vice President, Worldwide Discrete
Products, Diodes Incorporated. “By combining both companies' innovation and
expertise, we will be able to realize USB Power Delivery in various
applications and further expand new markets for USB charging.”

“We are pleased to share our USB Power Delivery controller expertise with
Diodes for the development of turnkey solutions that help reduce
time-to-market and power consumption, while offering the best-in-class cost
performance,” said Terukazu Watanabe, Associate Chief of OA & ICT Business
Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “Starting with AC adapter
solutions, Diodes and Renesas will continue to work together as the industry
leaders to expand USB Power Delivery offerings with the highest quality and
significantly stable and safe charging systems that provide high value to our
customers in consumer and portable electronics.”

Leadership in USB

As a member of the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) since 1996, Renesas
(formerly NEC Electronics) has played a leading role both in defining USB
standards and developing USB technology. In April 2000, the company (then NEC
Electronics) launched the world's first USB 2.0-compliant host controller chip
(uPD720100), the world's first USB 2.0-compliant hub controller chip
(uPD720110) and an extensive lineup of other USB devices. Renesas has earned a
reputation for delivering dedicated customer service and high quality. In May
2009, Renesas (then NEC Electronics) introduced the industry's first USB 3.0
xHCI host controller (uPD720200) and earned the first “Certified SuperSpeed
USB (USB 3.0)” certification from the USB-IF. With the robust and compliant
design of uPD720200, Renesas contributed to the USB-IF certification tests,
providing the organization with the host controller products as the platform
for other USB 3.0 peripheral device certification.

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 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 four 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; Suwon, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan;
and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the world. For further
information, including SEC filings, visit Diodes’ website at

About Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Renesas Electronics America, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California,
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723),
the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of
advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions,
and a broad range of analog and power devices. More information about the
products offered by Renesas Electronics America can be found at


Media Contacts:
Voce Communications, a Porter Novelli Company
Jessica Kerr, 415-975-2213
Renesas Electronics America
Nancy Sheffield, 408-588-6335
Mobile: 408-823-8653
Senior Marcom Manager
Diodes Incorporated
Jon Poteet, +1 972-731-3520
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