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Diodes Incorporated Named to Forbes Magazine "200 Best Small Companies" for Sixth Consecutive Year.

DALLAS -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete and analog semiconductor markets, today announced that it has been named among the 200 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine, ranking 49th in sales growth, 90th in earnings per share growth and 104th overall.

"We are pleased to once again be recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the 'Best Small Companies' in America," commented Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Diodes Incorporated. "Having been named to the list for six consecutive years, we are very proud that our growth and financial achievements continue to be recognized by one of the most widely respected business and financial news organizations."

According to Forbes, the list of the 200 best small companies is compiled based upon a review of both sales and earnings growth. Company candidates must have annual revenue between $5 million and $750 million, be publicly traded for at least one year and have a stock price no lower than $5. Rankings are based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity over the past 12 months and five years. Forbes also compared the stock performance of each company with that of its peers. Shares of last year's companies that were listed outpaced the Russell Index by 10 percentage points.

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 and analog semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. Diodes' products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect sensors and temperature sensors, power management devices including LED drivers, DC-DC switching regulators, linear voltage regulators and voltage references, along with special function devices including USB power switch, load switch, voltage supervisor and motor controllers. The Company's corporate headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas. A sales, marketing, engineering and logistics office is located in Westlake Village, California. Design centers are located in Dallas; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, England and Neuhaus, Germany. The Company's wafer fabrication facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester; with two manufacturing facilities located in Shanghai, China, another in Neuhaus, and a joint venture facility located in Chengdu, China. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester and Munich, Germany, with support offices located throughout the world. For further information, including SEC filings, visit the Company's website at http://www.diodes.com.

Recent news releases, annual reports and SEC filings are available at the Company's website: http://www.diodes.com. Written requests may be sent directly to the Company, or they may be e-mailed to: diodes-fin@diodes.com.
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