Diodes Incorporated operates as a manufacturer and supplier 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 9,250 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. Its complex discrete, analog and mixed technology arrays in miniature packages include customer specific and function specific arrays. The company also offers silicon wafers used in manufacturing these products. Customers The company serves approximately 240 direct customers worldwide, which consist of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. Additionally, it has approximately 115 distributor customers worldwide, through which it indirectly serves approximately 12,000 customers. The company’s customers include OEMs in a range of industries, such as Cisco Systems, Inc.; Continental AG; Delta Electronics; Emerson; Hella, Ltd.; LG Electronics, Inc.; Motorola Mobility, Inc.; Quanta Computer, Inc.; Sagem Communication; and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., as well as EMS providers, such as Celestica, Inc.; Flextronics International, Ltd.; Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.; Inventec Corporation; Jabil Circuit, Inc.; and Sanmina-SCI Corporation, who build end-market products incorporating its semiconductors for companies, such as Apple, Inc.; Dell, Inc.; EMC Corporation; Intel Corporation; Microsoft Corporation; Thompson, Inc.; and Roche Diagnostics. Its customers also included distributors, such as Arrow Electronics, Inc.; Avnet, Inc.; Future Electronics; Rutronic; Yosun Industrial Corporation; and Zenitron Corporation. Sales and Marketing The company markets and sells its 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., Japan, Korea, and Europe. It has distributors in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The company has sales and marketing offices or representatives in Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; Beauzelle, France; Gyeonggi, South Korea; and Munich, Germany. It has four regional sales offices in the U.S. As of December 31, 2013, the company also had approximately 20 independent sales representative firms marketing its products. Strategy The company’s strategy is to continue to improve its position as a leading global designer, manufacturer, and supplier of high-quality application specific standard semiconductor products, utilizing its innovative and cost-effective packaging technology, and utilizing its process expertise and design excellence to achieve above-market profitable growth. The principal elements of the company’s strategy include continuing to rapidly introduce innovative discrete, logic and analog semiconductor products; expanding its available market opportunities; maintaining intense customer focus; and pursuing selective strategic acquisitions. Research and Development For the year ended December 31, 2013, the company-sponsored investment in research and development activities was approximately $48 million. Competition The company’s major competitors include Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation; Infineon Technologies A.G.; International Rectifier Corporation; 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 (DIOD:NASDAQ GS)
4949 Hedgcoxe Road
Plano, TX 75024
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