WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD), a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality discrete and analog semiconductors, today announced that the Company has been named among Standard & Poor's Top 300 Growth Companies for 2006. The Company scored 51st in the first edition of this global ranking of 300 mid-sized companies that are expected to emerge as challengers to the world's leading Blue-chip companies.
"We are very proud to have been selected for the first annual S&P Global Challengers' List. Our inclusion validates Diodes' competitiveness on an international level," said Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, President and CEO of Diodes Incorporated. "Diodes is a global company with sales, marketing, and manufacturing operations in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. This ranking proves Diodes' ability to successfully execute its international growth strategy at a standard that translates into excellence across countries and industries."
The S&P Global Challengers' List is based upon a robust methodology that applies standards internationally. The criteria used to select the companies are share price appreciation, sales growth, earnings growth and employee growth. This year's list represents 32 countries and 10 sectors.
The Company has also received recognition in other leading publications in 2006, including an 82nd ranking in Fortune's "100 Fastest-Growing Companies," a 52nd ranking in Business Week's "2006 List of 100 Hot Growth Companies" and a 26th ranking in Business 2.0 Magazine's "100 Fastest Growing Tech Companies."
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-quality discrete and analog semiconductor products, primarily to the communications, computing, industrial, consumer electronics and automotive markets. The Company's corporate sales, marketing, engineering and logistics headquarters is located in Southern California, with two manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, China, a wafer fabrication plant in Kansas City, Missouri, engineering, sales, warehouse and logistics offices in Taipei, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and sales and support offices throughout the world. Diodes, Inc. recently acquired Anachip Corporation, a fabless analog IC company in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.
Diodes, Inc.'s product focus is on subminiature surface-mount discrete devices, analog power management ICs and Hall-effect sensors all of which are widely used in end-user equipment such as TV/Satellite set top boxes, portable DVD players, datacom devices, ADSL modems, power supplies, medical devices, wireless notebooks, flat panel displays, digital cameras, mobile handsets, DC to DC conversion, Wireless 802.11 LAN access points, brushless DC motor fans, and automotive applications. For further information, including SEC filings, visit the Company's website at http://www.diodes.com.
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