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DIODES INC. ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES

 CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Diodes Inc. (AMEX: DIO) a full-line semiconductor rectifier supplier, today announced that Raymond Soong has been elected as a director and chairman of the board. Soong is also chairman of the board of Silitek Corp., the parent corporation of Lite-On Power Semiconductor Inc. Silitek and Lite-On are Taiwanese corporations. Lite-On is a control shareholder of Diodes.
 David Lin, who is a director of Diodes, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the company. Lin is also the president of Silitek.
 Pedro Morillas has been appointed executive vice president of Diodes. Morillas was formerly vice president, Asia Marketing, with National Semiconductor in Hong Kong.
 Thomas Hurley has tendered his resignation as director, chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Hurley said he resigned for personal family reasons. Hurley will continue to assist Diodes under a consulting arrangement. He expressed regret that personal matters have necessitated his leaving the company. Hurley added that he is gratified his departure follows a year of record sales and substantially increased earnings.
 Lin and Morillas said Diodes will continue to focus on quality product, service and value to its customers as well as continued expansion of its product offering. The relationship with ITT Semiconductor will be enhanced and expanded. Diodes forecasts 1993 will be another record year in both revenue and earnings.
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 /CONTACT: Joseph Liu, VP/secretary of Diodes, 818-882-4920/
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