Diodes Incorporated

Diodes Incorporated Introduces Drop-in Replacements for Industry-Standard 555 Timer ICs

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, today announced a series of low-cost 555 timer ICs, continuing the expansion of its standard linear product portfolio. Diodes’ first three timers, designed as drop-in replacements for the enduring industry-standard parts, support a wide range of operating temperatures to cover both commercial and industrial product requirements: NE555 (0 to +70ºC), SA555 (-40ºC to +85ºC) and NA555 (-40ºC to +105ºC).

Originally developed more than forty years ago, the 555 was the first commercially available timer, providing designers with an inexpensive, stable and user-friendly circuit. The 555 timers are broadly used in a wide variety of applications ranging from electronic toys to industrial controls. With hundreds of millions of units estimated to be manufactured each year, the 555 continues to have widespread use and today remains a first choice in a multitude of precision timer, oscillator and pulse-generation applications. For further information, visit the Company’s website at www.diodes.com.

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, 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. The Company's corporate headquarters, logistics center, 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. 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 two joint venture facilities located in Chengdu, China. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Fort Worth, Texas; 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 www.diodes.com.

Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated
Julie Holland
VP, Worldwide Analog Products
P: 972-987-3900
E: pressinquiries@diodes.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K. Sievers
EVP, Investor Relations
P: 949-224-3874
E: lsievers@sheltongroup.com

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