Diodes Incorporated Introduces LED Drivers for Small LCD Screens in Portable Consumer Electronics

DALLAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 30, 2009 Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete and analog semiconductor markets, has introduced a family of three new LED drivers that provide a cost-effective and small form factor solution for small LCD screens used across a wide range of portable consumer electronics, such as portable media players, personal navigation devices and digital photo frames.

The AP572x DC-DC boost LED driver is specifically designed for LCD screens that are less than five inches and require uniform backlighting by LEDs. Driving the LEDs in series ensures constant screen brightness. A 1.2MHz switching frequency enables the AP572x to utilize smaller value inductors, and the very compact 2mmx2mm device footprint optimizes the LED backlighting solution size for small LCD screens that are used in a host of different systems.

The AP572x provides built-in protection features that improve reliability, including over-voltage protection that detects open circuit loads; under-voltage lock-out for safer operation; and a soft start feature that lowers the in-rush current, reducing stress on the LED driver.

The AP572x LED driver family is offered in SOT23-6 and TDFN2020C-6 packages. The SOT23-6 packaged devices are direct replacements for existing industry standard parts, and the 0.1V, 0.25V and 0.31V feedback voltage options provide design engineers further versatility. The TDFN2020C-6 packaged devices allow significant PCB area savings. Device operating ambient temperature range is from -40 to 85oC. AP572x family devices are available through standard distribution channels.

About Diodes Incorporated

Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard & 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 and analog semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. Diodes' products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect sensors and temperature sensors, power management devices including LED drivers, DC-DC switching regulators, linear voltage regulators and voltage references, along with special function devices including USB power switch, load switch, voltage supervisor and motor controllers. The Company’s corporate headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. A sales, marketing, engineering and logistics office is located in Westlake Village, California. Design centers are located in Dallas; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, England and Neuhaus, Germany. The Company’s wafer fabrication facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester; with two manufacturing facilities located in Shanghai, China, another in Neuhaus, and a joint venture facility located in Chengdu, China. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester and Munich, Germany, with support offices located throughout the world. For further information, including SEC filings, visit the Company's website at http://www.diodes.com.


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