Diodes Incorporated Announces Appointment of Brett Whitmire as CFO

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diodes Incorporated (Diodes) (NASDAQ: DIOD) today announced the
appointment of Brett Whitmire, Diodes’ Corporate Controller and
Principal Accounting Officer, as Chief Financial Officer effective March
1, 2019. Whitmire will succeed current CFO, Richard (Rick) White, who
has been in the role for 10 years. White plans to remain with the
company part-time as Corporate Secretary and Special Assistant to the

Whitmire, 53, has 30 years of industry experience and has been with
Diodes for over eight years. Whitmire holds both a Bachelor’s degree in
Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from The University of Texas at
Austin. In addition, Whitmire worked at Freescale Semiconductor as CFO
for the Analog and Sensors Division and previously worked at Texas
Instruments for 20 years. At TI, he served in a variety of finance and
operational leadership positions, including seven years as vice
president, while serving as the finance and operations executive for the
high-volume Analog and Logic Division and the head of corporate supply

On behalf of the entire company and management team, I would like to
thank Rick for his years of service to Diodes and his many contributions
to our financial organization. Brett and Rick have worked closely
together for many years and have similar backgrounds as well as a shared
commitment to ethical and transparent operations. Brett brings
discipline, financial acumen and skill to the role. Further, his
leadership positions across finance, operations and controller at Texas
Instruments, Freescale and Diodes, have provided him with in-depth
knowledge of the semiconductor business as well as international
operations, finance and accounting,” commented Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, Diodes
President and Chief Executive Officer.

White, 71, joined Diodes in 2006 as Senior Vice President of Finance and
was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2009.

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.

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: [email protected].


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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