Diodes Inc was incorporated in June 15, 1959 in California and reincorporated in Delaware in 1968. The Company is a manufacturer and supplier of application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. These products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, low voltage complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor logic, advanced high speed CMOS logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and magnetic resistance 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 products are sold primarily throughout Asia, North America and Europe. The Company designs, manufactures and markets these semiconductors for diverse end-use applications. Semiconductors, which provide electronic signal amplification and switching functions, are basic building-block electronic components that are incorporated into almost every electronic device. Its product portfolio addresses the design needs of advanced electronic equipment, including high-volume consumer devices such as digital media players, smartphones, tablets, notebook computers, flat-panel displays, mobile handsets, digital cameras and set-top boxes. Its product portfolio includes over 7,000 products that are designed for use in high-volume consumer devices such as LCD and LED televisions and LCD panels, set-top boxes, consumer portables such as smart phones, tablets and notebooks. Its 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 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; and sensor products including Hall-effect sensors and motor drivers; Standard logic products, including low-voltage CMOS and advanced high-speed CMOS devices; Complex discrete, analog and mixed technology arrays in miniature packages, including customer specific and function specific arrays; and Silicon wafers used in manufacturing these products. Its device packaging technology includes a wide variety of new surface-mount packages. The Company serves approximately 140 direct customers around the world, including OEMs and EMS companies. The Company markets and sells its products through a combination of direct sales and marketing personnel, independent sales representatives and distributors. The Company's larger competitors include Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, Infineon Technologies A.G., International Rectifier Corporation, NXP Semiconductors N.V., ON Semiconductor Corporation, Rohm Electronics USA, LLC, Toshiba Corporation and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. The Company is subject to a variety of U.S. federal, state, local and foreign governmental laws, rules and regulations related to the use, storage, handling, discharge or disposal of certain toxic, volatile or otherwise hazardous chemicals used in its manufacturing process both in the U.S. and the U.K.