Diodes Incorporated is Named as a Finalist in the 2017 ACE Awards

November 16, 2017

Diodes Incorporated is Named as a Finalist in the 2017 ACE Awards

Plano, Texas - 16 November 2017 - Diodes Incorporated is pleased to announce that its innovative PI3USB31532 USB 3.1 Gen 2/DisplayPort 1.4 Crossbar Switch for Type-C has been shortlisted for an...


Diodes is a finalist, in part, because it is one of the first semiconductor manufacturers to offer a USB 3.1 Gen 2 switch capable of implementing Alternate Mode switching, which allows non-USB data to be shared over USB. This is expected to be a major feature for emerging consumer devices, as it enables DisplayPort signals to be multiplexed with USB signals on the same connector and cable, potentially alongside power, to create a true ‘one port’ paradigm.

“We are delighted to have our innovation and expertise acknowledged,” said Andy Tsong, Division Manager for Precision Timing and Connectivity Products of Diodes Incorporated. “To be a finalist for such a prestigious award recognizes all the hard work and dedication our engineers have put into developing this device.”

The Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards take place on 6 December 2017, at the San Jose Convention Center during the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley. The Awards, in partnership with EE Times and EDN, showcase the best contributions in 2017 to the electronics industry including the most innovative new products, start-up companies, design teams and executives.

"The ACE Awards bring together top talent in the industry to celebrate innovations, recognize forward-looking companies, and inspire a larger discourse among leaders in the field," said Suzanne Deffree, content director, ESC. "These finalists are a testament to the incredible strides the electronics industry has made this year. The high caliber of submissions we received presented a unique challenge to our judges, and every one of our finalists should be immensely proud of the work they've accomplished that led to their selection."

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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, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, function-specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, 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. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan; Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in Manchester with an additional facility located in Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly and test facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, and Yangzhou, China, as well as in Hong Kong, Neuhaus and Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea; and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the world.

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