Diodes Incorporated Introduces 8-Pin Miniature Logic Devices
Feb 17 15
Diodes Incorporated has extended its CMOS logic family with the introduction of dual-gate devices in the miniature, leadless 8-pin DFN1210 package. The latest 74AUP2G logic devices help extend battery cell life in a variety of super slim, next-generation portable products, such as smart phones and tablets, by supporting low-voltage, low-power system design. Operating over a 0.8V to 3.6V supply voltage range, these new parts support extremely low system voltages while delivering a standard Â±4mA output. With quiescent current less than 0.9ÂµA, static power consumption is low, while the typical CPD rating of 6pF at 3.6V reduces dynamic power consumption. Seven dual gate logic functions are offered: AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR and a choice of two tri-state buffers. With a footprint of only 1.2mm x 1.0mm and a height of just 0.35mm, the DFN1210 format is one of the world's smallest 8-pin packages. The miniature-packaged parts are designed to complement Diodes' previously released 74AUP2G 6-pin dual-gate and 74AUP1G single-gate advanced ultra-low power logic.
Diodes Incorporated Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter of 2015
Feb 11 15
Diodes Incorporated reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $223.671 million compared to $210.993 million a year ago. Income from operations was $22.021 million compared to $8.005 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and non-controlling interest was $23.193 million compared to $6.279 million a year ago. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $16.665 million or $0.34 per diluted share compared to $6.204 million or $0.13 per diluted share a year ago. Revenue was down sequentially due primarily to normal seasonality. For the fourth quarter 2014, net cash provided by operating activities was $26.9 million. Free cash flow was $6.3 million, which includes $20.7 million of capital expenditures. Non-GAAP adjusted net income was $18.3 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to $11.3 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, in fourth quarter 2013 and $21.2 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in third quarter 2014. EBITDA, which represents earnings before net interest expense, income tax, depreciation and amortization, for the fourth quarter 2014, was $42.7 million, compared to $28.9 million for the fourth quarter 2013 and $45.3 million for the third quarter 2014.
For the year, the company reported net sales of $890.651 million compared to $826.846 million a year ago. Income from operations was $84.511 million compared to $42.281 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and non-controlling interest was $85.992 million compared to $38.585 million a year ago. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $63.678 million or $1.31 per diluted share compared to $26.532 million or $0.56 per diluted share a year ago. Non-GAAP adjusted net income was $70.1 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, compared to $50.1 million, or $1.05 per diluted share in 2013. Achieved $134.3 million cash flow from operations and $76.5 million free cash flow, including $57.8 million of capital expenditures. EBITDA, which represents earnings before net interest expense, income tax provision, depreciation and amortization, for 2014 was $163.7 million, compared to $118.9 million for 2013.
For the first quarter of 2015, the company expects revenue to range between $206 million and $220 million, or down 1.6% to 7.9% sequentially due to normal seasonality combined with the currency impact from a stronger U.S. dollar. The company expects gross margin to be 30.5%, plus or minus 2%. The company expects income tax rate to be 28%, plus or minus 3%, and shares used to calculate diluted EPS for the first quarter are anticipated to be approximately 49 million.
Diodes Incorporated Introduces APR343 Synchronous Rectification Controller
Jan 30 15
Diodes Incorporated has introduced the APR343 synchronous rectification controller. This device addresses the need for a highly integrated, efficient and cost-effective solution for cell phone and similar portable electronic device chargers. The APR343 integrates a secondary-side MOSFET driver with an output voltage detection function to support a primary-side control system. This circuit configuration allows for synchronous rectification in discontinuous conduction mode by sensing the MOSFET drain-to-source voltage and providing a periodic signal to drive the MOSFET when the output voltage is lower than a certain threshold. By responding quickly to the secondary-side voltage, the APR343 can improve the transient response of the primary-side control system and reduce the power dissipation of the secondary-side rectifier. The APR343 features over-voltage protection and under-voltage lockout (UVLO) functionality as well as a design that minimizes external components. Packaged in the space-saving SOT25, the APR343 provides a high-performance rectification solution to meets the increasingly demanding power converter requirements for the consumer and home appliance markets.