Grade 0 Automotive-Compliant Omnipolar Hall-Effect Switches from Diodes Incorporated Are Designed for Robust Automotive Applications

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and
supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within
the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor
markets, today announced its market-leading AH356xQ series of omnipolar
Hall-effect switches, which are fully certified for automotive
applications and qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 0. Typical applications for
these rugged Hall-effect switches include position and proximity
sensing, open and close detection, level detection and flow metering.
The switches feature a wide operating voltage range of 3V to 28V with an
impressive 8kV HBM ESD rating.

As well as being fully certified to meet environmental, quality and
regulatory demands in the automotive industry, the AH356xQ series has
been designed to meet AEC-Q100 Grade 0, meaning it can operate across an
extended ambient temperature range of -40°C to +150°C. Other features
include input supply reverse polarity and overvoltage protection, along
with output overvoltage and overcurrent protection.

“These high-voltage rugged automotive-qualified omnipolar Hall-effect
switches are well-suited for automotive proximity and level detection
applications,” said Simon Ramsdale, worldwide automotive IC marketing
manager for Diodes Incorporated. “Thanks to their Grade 0 qualification,
these switches offer a great combination of performance and robustness.”

The AH356xQ series offers three devices available with different tight
magnetic switching thresholds, all offering high threshold stability and
low temperature drift. All of the devices in the AH356xQ series feature
active-low, open-drain outputs and offer fast power-up (10µs) and
response times (3.75µs), making the devices particularly suitable for
time-critical applications in protection and fault detection.

The AH356xQ series is available in SOT23 (tape-and-reel) and SIP-3
(‘ammo’ or bulk) packages. Further information is available at

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 also has timing,
connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed
signals. 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 facility is 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; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan, with
support offices throughout the world.

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Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated
Emily Yang
Worldwide Sales and Marketing
P: 972-987-3900
E: [email protected]

Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K.
EVP, Investor Relations
P: 949-224-3874
E: [email protected]

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