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  1. What is Diodes Incorporated’s business?
  2. What is Diodes Incorporated’s ticker symbol?
  3. What stock exchange does Diodes trade on?
  4. When was Diodes Incorporated’s initial public offering (IPO)?
  5. What is Diodes’ CUSIP number?
  6. What is Diodes' primary SIC Code?
  7. Who is Diodes’ transfer agent?
  8. Who do I contact for lost/replacement stock certificates?
  9. Who do I notify if I have an address change?
  10. When is the next annual shareholder meeting?
  11. How many Diodes shares are outstanding?
  12. What is the difference between Basic shares outstanding and Diluted shares outstanding for Earnings Per Share calculations?
  13. What are the dates of the recent stock splits?
  14. What does the 3-for-2 stock split mean?
  15. Does Diodes Incorporated pay a cash dividend on its common stock?
  16. When is the next earnings release?
  17. What is Diodes fiscal year and corresponding quarter-end dates?
  18. Will I get a copy of the Annual Report and Proxy Materials?
  19. How can I get on an email list to receive all press releases?
  20. Who is Diodes’ outside Investor Relations firm?
  21. How can I get an investors relations package?
  22. Where can I get employment information?
  23. Who are Diodes’ Independent Certified Public Accountants?
  24. Who is Diodes’ outside legal counsel?
  25. In what year and state was Diodes incorporated?
  26. What companies has Diodes Incorporated acquired?
  27. What is Diodes’ worldwide number of employees?
  28. What are some products of Diodes Incorporated?
  29. What industries does Diodes Incorporated serve?
  30. What are some of the end uses for products of Diodes Incorporated?
  31. I need product support. Who do I contact?

What is Diodes Incorporated’s business?
Diodes Incorporated (NasdaqGS: DIOD) a S&P SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets.
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What is Diodes Incorporated’s ticker symbol?
Our common stock ticker symbol is DIOD. In July 2000, Diodes Incorporated switched from the American Stock Exchange (Amex: DIO) to the Nasdaq Stock Market.
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What stock exchange does Diodes trade on?
Diodes Incorporated's common shares are traded on The Nasdaq Global Select Stock Market.
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When was Diodes Incorporated’s initial public offering (IPO)?
Diodes Incorporated’s IPO was on November 10, 1966.
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What is Diodes’ CUSIP number?
254543-10-1
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What is Diodes' primary SIC Code?
3674 - Semiconductors and related devices
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Who is Diodes’ transfer agent?
Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company in New York can be reached at (212) 509-4000, or at www.continentalstock.com.
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Who do I contact for lost/replacement stock certificates?
You should contact Diodes Incorporated’s transfer agent, Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company shareholder services, via one of these methods:

Phone: (212) 509-4000
Mail: Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company
17 Battery Place, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10004
www.continentalstock.com
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Who do I notify if I have an address change?
If you own shares through a brokerage firm, you need to contact the brokerage firm directly to change your account address. If you're a registered shareholder and own shares directly, contact Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company shareholder services via one of these methods to change your account address:

Phone: (212) 509-4000
Mail: Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company
17 Battery Place, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10004
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When is the next annual shareholder meeting?
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders is typically held around late May in the year following the Company’s fiscal year-end. For example, the 2016 annual meeting was held on May 10, 2016 for the year ending December 31, 2015. Information as to the next year’s tentative date and time is always described in the Company’s prior year Proxy Statement under the section, Proposal of Stockholders and Stockholder Nomination for the Annual Meeting. The exact date, time and location, however, shall be first announced via the Company’s press release around mid to late April each year. In accordance with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Notice and Access rule, the Company’s Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials made available to all stockholders of record will also contain such information.
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How many Diodes shares are outstanding?
Shares outstanding are reported on a quarterly and annual basis. Go to the "Investors" section of our website and click on Fundamentals for the most recent share count. To access shares outstanding for previous periods, please refer to our quarterly earnings press releases posted to our website and filed with the SEC.
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What is the difference between Basic shares outstanding and Diluted shares outstanding for Earnings Per Share calculations?
Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing net earnings by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share are calculated similarly but include potential dilution from the exercise of stock options and stock awards, except when the effect would be anti-dilutive.
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What are the dates of the recent stock splits?
Diodes Incorporated has effected 3-for-2 stock splits on July 17, 2000, November 26, 2003, December 1, 2005 and July 31, 2007.
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What does the 3-for-2 stock split mean?
In a 3-for-2 stock split, one additional share is issued for every two shares held. If you held 100 shares before the stock split, you will now have 150 shares (i.e. multiply the number of shares by 1.5 for the new total).
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Does Diodes Incorporated pay a cash dividend on its common stock?
We have never declared or paid cash dividends on our Common Stock, and currently do not intend to pay dividends in the foreseeable future as we intend to retain any earnings for use in our business. The payment of dividends is within the discretion of our Board of Directors, and will depend upon, among other things, our earnings, financial condition, capital requirements, bank covenants and general business conditions.
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When is the next earnings release?
Diodes earnings releases are tentatively scheduled to be released the first or second week of the second month following a quarter-end. All earnings releases are posted on Diodes Incorporated’s website and filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. You can also be placed on an electronic mailing list to receive all press releases and other financial reports via email. To automatically receive email alerts for the information categories that interest you, please click on Email Alerts at the “Investors” section of Diodes’ website at www.diodes.com and submit your email address.
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What is Diodes fiscal year and corresponding quarter-end dates?
Diodes Incorporated is on a calendar year, which runs from January 1 to December 31. Quarter-ends are the following dates: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.
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Will I get a copy of the Annual Report and Proxy Materials?
A Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the "Notice") is typically sent to our stockholders of record and beneficial owners on or about late April of each year.  The Notice provides you with instructions regarding how to:
  • View our proxy materials for the annual meeting of the stockholders on the Internet at a designated website;
  • Request a printed copy of the proxy materials; and
  • Instruct us to send future proxy materials to you by mail or electronically by email on an ongoing basis.
Choosing to receive future proxy materials by email will save us the cost of printing and mailing documents to you and will reduce the impact of our annual meetings of the stockholders on the environment. If you choose to receive future proxy materials by email, you will receive an email next year with instructions containing a link to those proxy materials and a link to the proxy voting site. Your election to receive proxy materials by email will remain in effect until you terminate it.
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How can I get on an email list to receive all press releases?
Go to the "Investors" section of our website at www.diodes.com and click on Email Alerts enter your email address to automatically receive Diodes Incorporated press releases, as released, via email.
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Who is Diodes’ outside Investor Relations firm?
Shelton Group
Leanne K. Sievers - EVP, Investor Relations
(949) 224-3874
lsievers@sheltongroup.com
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How can I get an investors relations package?
Investor relations packages may be obtained by completing the Information Request form in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website (click here).
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Where can I get employment information?
Available positions are listed in the "Careers" section of our Website at www.diodes.com.
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Who are Diodes’ Independent Certified Public Accountants?
Moss Adams, LLP (Los Angeles, California) is Diodes’ Independent Certified Public Accountants.
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Who is Diodes’ outside legal counsel?
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP (Los Angeles, California) is Diodes’ principal outside legal counsel.
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In what year and state was Diodes incorporated?
Diodes was reincorporated in the state of Delaware on July 26, 1968, and was originally incorporated in the state of California on June 15, 1959.
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What companies has Diodes Incorporated acquired?
Since Diodes Incorporated began to implement its vertical integration strategy with the formation of its first China manufacturing joint venture in 1996, Diodes Incorporated has made the following significant acquisitions:

Date
Company Type Location
January 10, 2006 Anachip Corporation Analog technology Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan
June 9, 2008 Zetex plc Wafer fab, European sales channel, semiconductor technology Oldham, UK
March 5, 2013 BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited Analog technology Shanghai, China
November 24, 2015 Pericom Semiconductor Corporation Analog technology Milpitas, California
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What is Diodes’ worldwide number of employees?
  World-wide employees as of:
12/31/15: 7,695
12/31/14: 6,794
12/31/13: 6,151
12/31/12: 4,605
12/31/11: 4,499
12/31/10: 3,986
12/31/09: 3,501
12/31/08: 3,067
12/31/07: 2,612
12/31/06: 2,268
12/31/05: 1,621
12/31/04: 1,370
12/31/03: 1,087
12/31/02: 958
12/31/01: 748
12/31/00: 791
12/31/99: 609
12/31/98: 353
12/31/97: 248
12/31/96: 237
12/31/95: 112
12/31/94: 131
12/31/93: 70
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What are some products of Diodes Incorporated?
Our product portfolio includes over 10,000 products that are designed for use in high-volume consumer electronic devices such as LCD and LED televisions and LCD panels, set-top boxes, consumer portables such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks. Our focus is on low pin count semiconductor devices with one or more active and/or passive components. We target and serve end-equipment markets that we believe have larger volumes than other end-market segments served by the overall semiconductor industry. Our broad product line includes:
  • Discrete semiconductor products, including: 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;
  • Analog products, including: 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; audio amplifiers; and sensor products including Hall-effect sensors and motor drivers;
  • Standard logic products including low-voltage complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (“CMOS”) and advanced high-speed CMOS devices; ultra-low power CMOS logic; and analog switches;
  • Multichip products and co-packaged discrete, analog and mixed-signal silicon in miniature packages; and
  • Silicon and silicon epitaxial wafers used in manufacturing these products.
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What industries does Diodes Incorporated serve?
Communication, computing, industrial, consumer electronics and automotive markets are primary focus markets of Diodes Incorporated.
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What are some of the end uses for products of Diodes Incorporated?
Markets End product applications
Consumer Electronics Digital audio players and cameras, set-top boxes, LCD and LED TV’s, game consoles, portable GPS, fitness and health monitors, action cameras, smart watches
Computing Notebooks, tablets, LCD monitors, printers, solid state and hard disk drive, servers, mass storage, cloud
Industrial Lighting, power supplies, DC-DC conversion, security systems, motor controls, DC fans, proximity sensors, solenoid and relay driving, solar panel, HAVC/LED lighting, retrofit bulb
Communications Mobile handsets, smartphones, IP in gateways, routers, switches, hubs, fiber optics
Automotive Comfort controls, lighting, audio/video, GPS navigation, satellite radios, electronics
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I need product support. Who do I contact?
Visit our on-line "Products" section of our Website. You can choose from a variety of options. You can request Product Information from the Contacts page, or call our customer service at (972) 987-3900.
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