Diodes Incorporated is engaged in the manufacture and supply of of application specific standard products within the discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets worldwide. Products The company’s 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 and DC-DC switching, linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. The products are sold primarily throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. The company’s product portfolio addresses the design needs of advanced electronic equipment, including high-volume consumer devices, such as digital media players, smartphones, tablets, notebook computers, flat-panel displays, mobile handsets, digital cameras, and set-top boxes. Its product line includes approximately 10,000 products. The company’s discrete semiconductor products include performance Schottky rectifiers; performance Schottky diodes; Zener diodes and performance Zener diodes, including tight tolerance and low operating current types; standard, fast, super-fast and ultra-fast recovery rectifiers; bridge rectifiers; switching diodes; small signal bipolar transistors; prebiased transistors; MOSFETs; thyristor surge protection devices; and transient voltage suppressors. The company’s analog products include power management devices, such as AC-DC and DC-DC converters, USB power switches, low dropout and linear voltage regulators; standard linear devices, such as operational amplifiers and comparators, current monitors, voltage references, and reset generators; LED lighting drivers; and sensor products, including Hall-effect sensors and motor drivers. The company’s standard logic products include low-voltage complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) and advanced high-speed CMOS devices; multichip products and co-packaged discrete, analog and mixed-signal silicon in miniature packages; and silicon and silicon epitaxial wafers used in manufacturing these products. Customers The company serves approximately 250 direct customers worldwide, which consist of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. Additionally, the company has approximately 150 distributor customers worldwide, through which it indirectly serves approximately 50,000 customers. Its customers include OEMs in a range of industries, such as Continental AG, Delta Electronics, Honeywell, Osram, Phillips, Arris, Emerson, Hella, LG Electronics, Lenovo, Quanta Computer, Seagate, Sagem Communication, and Samsung Electronics; EMS providers, such as Celestica, Flextronics, Hon Hai Precision Industry, Inventec, Jabil Circuit, and Sanmina-SCI; and distributors, such as Arrow, Avnet, Future Electronics, Rutronic, Yosun Industrial, DigiKey, and Zenitron. Strategy The company’s strategy is to continue to enhance its position as a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application-specific standard semiconductor products, utilizing innovative and cost-effective assembly and test (packaging) technology. The principal elements of its strategy include the following: continue to rapidly introduce innovative discrete, logic and analog semiconductor products; expand available market opportunities; maintain intense customer focus; enhance cost competitiveness; and pursue selective strategic acquisitions. Sales and Marketing The company markets and sells products worldwide through a combination of direct sales and marketing personnel, independent sales representatives and distributors. It has direct sales personnel in the U.S., the U.K, France, Germany, Korea, Taiwan and China. The company also has independent sales representatives in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. In addition, the company has distributors in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. The company has sales and marketing offices or representatives in Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; Gyeonggi, South Korea; and Munich, Germany; and has regional sales offices in the U.S. As of December 31, 2014, the company also had approximately 17 independent sales representative firms marketing its products. Research and Development As of December 31, 2014, the company’s investment in research and development activities was approximately $52 million. Seasonality Historically, the company’s net sales have been affected by the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry. In addition, its net sales have been subject to some seasonal variation with weaker net sales in the first and fourth calendar quarters. Competition The company’s competitors include Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation; Infineon Technologies A.G.; NXP Semiconductors N.V.; ON Semiconductor Corporation; Rohm Electronics USA, LLC; Toshiba Corporation; and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. History Diodes Incorporated was founded in 1959. The company was incorporated in 1959 in California and reincorporated in Delaware in 1968.
diodes inc (DDQ:Munich Stock Exchange)
4949 Hedgcoxe Road
Plano, TX 75024
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