FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John M. Stich Appointed to Board of Diodes Incorporated
Westlake Village, California - June 8, 2000 - Diodes Incorporated (Amex: DIO), a leading manufacturer and
supplier of high quality discrete semiconductors to the telecommunications, computing, electronics and automotive
industries, announced today that John M. Stich has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.
Mr. Stich, who has an extensive background in the semiconductor industry, is currently President and CEO of
The Asian Network, a consulting company that specializes in assisting high-tech companies in Asia. Prior to this,
he served as Chief Marketing Officer for Texas Instruments ("TI") in Japan, where he oversaw sales and
marketing in that country from 1994 to 1999. Mr. Stich first joined TI in 1964, serving in various management
positions, including Marketing Manager for TI Asia from 1970 to 1972, Marketing Director in Taiwan from
1978 to 1982, Managing Director of TI-Hong Kong from 1982 to 1991, and Vice President-Semiconductors
for TI Asia from 1991 to 1994.
"We are gratified that our newest independent director brings such a wealth of experience in the Asian technology
markets," said C.H. Chen, President and CEO of Diodes. "John Stich's contributions to the semiconductor
industry are renowned, and we expect him to make a substantial contribution as Diodes continues its aggressive
expansion in the Far East. We believe that his expertise will help to position Diodes as premier supplier in this
rapidly growing market for discrete semiconductors. In addition to a sophisticated understanding of the needs of
customers in Asia, John brings with him relationships with many of the industry leaders, among whom he must be
numbered. We welcome him aboard."
Mr. Stich has been a leader of several industry associations, including Governor of the American Chamber of
Commerce in Japan and in Hong Kong, and Chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (Japan
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