Diodes Incorporated agrees to acquire Power Analog Microelectronics

September 28, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Diodes Incorporated has entered into an agreement to acquire Power Analog Microelectronics, Inc. (PAM), which is a provider of advanced analog and high-voltage power ICs.  The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Power Analog Microelectronics’ product portfolio includes Class D audio amplifiers, DC-DC converters and LED backlighting drivers. PAM was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 and has technical and business centers in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taipei and Tokyo.

Dr Keh-Shew Lu, President and CEO of Diodes said, "The acquisition of Power Analog Microelectronics will strengthen our position as a global provider of high-quality analog products by expanding Diodes' product portfolio with innovative ‘filter-less’ digital audio amplifiers, application-specific power management ICs, as well as high-performance LED drivers and DC-DC converters. The highly complementary nature of our businesses will provide immediate benefits to our customers, while generating long-term value for our shareholders and employees."

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