Diodes Incorporated Announces Highly Efficient Rectifiers That Offer a Complete SMPS Solution and Save Space
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Press release date: October 14, 2009
DALLAS - Oct. 14, 2009 - 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, has introduced high-current rectifiers with an ultra-low forward voltage (VF) drop. These rectifiers are targeted at power supply designers for use in consumer and industrial applications such as ultra-slim, end-user products, which include the following: laptop and netbook adapters, LED/LCD TVs, and telecom server power supplies where low profile height and efficiency are critical.
Diodes' PDR5K is the industry's first 5A/750V rectifier in a PowerDIŪ5 package. In a compact, low-profile solution, the PDR5K offers reduction in profile height up to 17 times compared to the height of the standard larger, bulkier bridge packages that are used in offline AC/DC Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS). The PowerDIŪ5 package has a low profile package height of just 1.15mm, offering the opportunity to reduce the total form factor of the end product. The PDR5K was designed in collaboration with Vicor Corporation of Andover, Massachusetts, a leading company in switched mode power supplies, to meet its power and space constraint application requirements.
"The introduction of the PDR5K extends Diodes' leadership position as a company that is committed to working closely with customers to deliver new innovative products that meet the demands of the marketplace," remarks Mark King, Diodes' Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The PDR5K has already received very strong customer acceptance."
In addition, Diodes is releasing a new family of 40A Ultra-low VF SBRŪ rectifiers in a low profile TO-262 package designed to be used as output rectifiers for SMPS devices. Using the Company's patented SBRŪ technology, the SBR40U60CTE, SBR40U100CTE, and SBR40U120CTE offer ultra-low VF performance that reduces power loss for cooler operation and higher efficiency. The TO-262's package height is 31.1% lower in profile height compared to a standard TO-220 package.
Combining both products in a single SMPS device, the PDR5K in the primary and the SBR40UxxxCTE as output rectifiers in flyback or forward converters on the secondary side, the total solution offers the lowest package profile height with the highest efficiency.
Both the PowerDIŪ5 and TO-262 packages are built using 'green' antimony and bromine-free mold compound that is RoHS compliant, underpinning Diode's continual commitment to manufacturing environmental friendly products.
PowerDI and SBR are registered trademarks of Diodes Incorporated.
About Vicor Corporation
Vicor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems based upon a portfolio of patented technologies. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Vicor sells its products primarily to the communications, information technology, industrial control and military electronics markets.
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard & 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.
Source: Diodes Incorporated
Francis Tang, VP, Product Development