Diodes' LED driver reduces size and cost of lighting products

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Dallas, Texas - January 19, 2009 --- Diodes Incorporated has introduced
a 1 Amp rated linear mode constant current LED driver specifically
designed to reduce the size and cost of a range of general illumination
products, including flashlights and lighting in emergency, garden, and
poolside applications.

Packaged in an optimized small footprint, low profile DFN package, the
highly integrated DLD101 LED driver provides designers with significant
board space savings, with the package's high thermal efficiency assuring
higher power dissipation than comparable SOT23 ICs.

By integrating a unique 'base accessible pre-biased transistor', DLD101
has been able to incorporate biasing resistors on chip, meaning LED
current setting is now via a single external resistor, without the need
for an additional boost transistor. For the pass element, a high drain
current 60V N-channel MOSFET has been used instead of a bipolar
transistor to reduce overall bias current.

As well as reducing the PCB size and external component count of
alternative LED driver solutions, the DLD101 also completely removes the
EMI signature associated with switching regulator solutions.

The DLD101 1A linear mode constant current LED driver is priced at $0.25
each in quantities of 10K. For more information, the datasheet is at:

PR ref: DI0594

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 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

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For further information and reader enquiries: Rishi Vig, Diodes Incorporated, Zetex Technology Park, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 9LL,UK Tel: +44 (0)161 622 4444 E-mail: rishi_vig@eu.diodes.com Fax: +44 (0)161 622 4469 Web: www.zetex.com / www.diodes.com. For further information or to discuss feature article opportunities: Rob Davies, Publitek Limited, 18 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LW, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1225 470 000 E-mail: rob.davies@publitek.com Fax: +44 (0)1225 470 047 Web: www.publitek.com


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