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Diodes Inc (DIOD.OQ)

DIOD.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Raymond Soong

77 1993 Independent Chairman of the Board

Keh-Shew Lu

72 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Chung Chen

75 2005 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Brett Whitmire

53 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Emily Yang

50 2017 Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Francis Tang

64 2006 Vice President - Worldwide Discrete Products

Evan Yu

58 2018 Vice President - Worldwide Analog Products

Michael Giordano

72 1990 Independent Director

Peter Menard

65 2018 Independent Director

Christina Sung

65 2017 Independent Director

Michael Tsai

65 2010 Independent Director

Leanne Sievers

2015 Executive Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Raymond Soong

Mr. Raymond Soong is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Soong was appointed the Chairman of the Board of the Company in 1993. Mr. Soong is also the Chairman of Co-Tech Development Corporation, LSC, LITE-ON Technology Corporation (“LTC”), and Silitech Technology Corporation (“Silitech”). In 1975, after serving as a senior engineer for RCA Corporation and as a chief engineer for Texas Instruments, Taiwan, Ltd. (“TI Taiwan”), Mr. Soong, together with several of his co-workers, founded Taiwan LITE-ON Electronic Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems. Mr. Soong is a graduate of, and received an Honorary Doctorate from, the National Taipei University of Technology’s Electronic Engineering Department and also received an Honorary Doctorate from National Chiao-Tung University. As Chairman of the Boards of Co-Tech Development Corporation, LSC, LTC, and Silitech, Mr. Soong has significant board experience, which provides him valuable insight on Board management. With his background in the semiconductor industry as a senior engineer for RCA Corporation and as a chief engineer for TI Taiwan, Mr. Soong also brings extensive experience and knowledge of the semiconductor industry to the Board.

Keh-Shew Lu

Dr. Keh-Shew Lu is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Lu was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in June 2005 after serving on the Board since 2001. Dr. Lu is also a board member of LTC and Nuvoton, two publicly held companies. Dr. Lu is the founding Chairman of the Asian American Citizen’s Council. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Lu was a partner of the WK Technology Venture Fund. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Lu served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Mixed-Signal and Logic Products of TI. His responsibilities included all aspects of the analog, mixed-signal and logic products for TI’s worldwide business, including design, process and product development, manufacturing and marketing. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Lu was the manager of TI’s worldwide memory business. In addition, he served as the President of TI Asia from 1994 to 1997 where he supervised all of TI activities in Asia, excluding Japan. Dr. Lu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, and a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Chung Chen

Mr. Chung Hsiung Chen is a Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Chen was appointed the Company’s Vice Chairman of the Board in 2005. Mr. Chen is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of LSC, and a board member of LTC, each of which is a member or an affiliate of the Lite-On Group. Mr. Chen is also a board member of Kwong Lung Enterprise Co., Ltd. and Actron Technology Corporation. Mr. Chen served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2005. From 1969 to 1990, Mr. Chen held various positions at Texas Instruments Incorporated (“TI”), most recently as the Vice President of TI Taiwan. In 1990, he left TI to found Dyna Image Corporation, which merged with LSC in 2000. Mr. Chen received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University.

Brett Whitmire

Mr. Brett Whitmire has been appointed as a Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Whitmire was appointed the Company's Chief Financial Officer in 2019. From 2014 to 2019, he served as the Company's Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Whitmire has 30 years of industry experience, including 20 years at Texas Instruments, where he served in a variety of finance and operations 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 chain. In addition, Mr. Whitmire worked at Freescale Semiconductor as CFO for the Analog and Sensors Division, as well as previously led the global supply chain organization for Diodes. He earned both his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Emily Yang

Ms. Emily Yang is Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing of the Company. Ms. Yang was appointed Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing in December 2017. She has been with the Company since the acquisition of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation in November 2015, where she was Vice President of Global Sales. Prior to that, she held a number of sales management positions with Pericom since 1998, including: Contract Manufacturing Sales Director, Western Regional Sales Director, and Strategic Account Sales Director covering Asia, North America, and Europe. Ms. Yang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.

Francis Tang

Mr. Francis Tang is a Vice President - Worldwide Discrete Products of the Company. Mr. Tang was appointed to his current position in 2006. He previously served as the Company’s Global Product Manager since 2005. From 2002 until joining the Company, Mr. Tang served as general manager of T2 Microelectronics in Shanghai, China where he managed complex mixed-signal SOC product development. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Tang was the senior strategic marketing director for Acer Labs, Inc. USA, and prior to that, he was employed by NSM for 17 years, where he held various management positions in analog and mixed-signal circuit design, applications and strategic marketing. Mr. Tang holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla.

Evan Yu

Mr. Evan Yu is Vice President, Worldwide Analog Products of the Company. Mr. Yu served as Diodes’ Asia President. Prior to joining Diodes, he was the CEO of Commit Inc., a China TDSCDMA standard 3/4G chip set start-up company from 2003 to 2008. Prior to Commit Inc., Mr. Yu worked at TI for 15 years, where he held several key management roles, including as Asia Vice President of ASP (Application Specific Product and Digital Signal Product) before his departure in 2001. Mr. Yu’s billion-dollar business responsibilities included leading several business development, marketing and technical units of wireless communication, ASIC, DSP, broadband, and digital still camera business units under his Asia ASP leadership. He studied electrical engineering at Kaoshung Institute of Technology (KIT) and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Tam Kang University in Taiwan.

Michael Giordano

Mr. Michael R. Giordano is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Giordano, CIMA, currently serves as Associate Director, Senior Wealth Strategy Associate at the private-banking firm of UBS Financial Services, Inc., having previously served as Senior Vice President-Investment Consulting from when UBS AG acquired PaineWebber, Inc. in 2000 until 2017. PaineWebber, Inc. had acquired his previous employer, Kidder Peabody and Co., Inc., by whom he was employed since 1979. Mr. Giordano advises corporations, foundations, trusts, and municipal governments in investments and finance. Mr. Giordano also served as Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of the Leo D. Fields Co. from 1980 to 1990, when GWC Holdings acquired it, and, from 2001 to 2003, served as a board member of Professional Business Bank, a publicly traded corporation. Formerly a captain and pilot in the United States Air Force, Mr. Giordano received his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration (Management and Finance) from the University of Utah. Mr. Giordano also completed post-graduate work in International Investments at Babson College and is certified by the Investment Management Consultants Association. He is also certified by the John E. Mr. Giordano is an experienced leader who has worked in the financial sector for more than 37 years and possesses the skills necessary to lead the Company’s Audit Committee. Having been with UBS Financial Services, Inc. (and its predecessors) since 1979, he has advised numerous public, private, profit, and non-profit organizations in investments and finance. Mr. Giordano’s experience provides the Board with knowledge in financial and accounting matters. .

Peter Menard

Mr. Peter M. Menard is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Menard practiced securities law from 1979 until March 2018. From 1998 until his retirement in March 2018, Mr. Menard was a partner with the international law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP where his principal areas of practice were corporate governance, securities law compliance, and corporate transactions. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (“BLS”), a Chair of the Corporations Committee of the BLS, Chair of the Business & Corporations Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and an adjunct professor at University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he taught a course in securities regulation. Mr. Menard is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Governance Committee and the Audit Committee and Governance Committee of Huntington Medical Research Institutes. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Santa Clara University in 1974 and a Master’s degree in Mathematics in 1976 and J.D. in 1979 from the University of Michigan.

Christina Sung

Ms. Christina Wen-chi Sung is a independent director of the Company. She served as director since 2017. Ms. Sung served as the Chairman of the Taipei Financial Center Corporation, the management company for Taipei 101, from 2012 to 2015. She previously served as a Director for Arcadyan Technology Corporation from 2012 to 2014 and Independent Director for Lite-On IT Corporation from 2009 to 2013. She was also the head of the HSBC Asset Management Group (Taiwan) from 2004 to 2006 and the co-CEO of JP Morgan Chase (Taiwan) in 2003. Ms. Sung has earned numerous accolades, including being named the 2003 Most Influential Business Woman of the Year by Taiwan Commonwealth Magazine, the 2002 Montblanc Business Woman of the Year, the 1998 Best CEO of the Securities Industry in Taiwan by the Securities and Futures Development Foundation Golden Goblet Awards, and 1998 Outstanding Business Woman in Taiwan by the Chinese Business Woman’s Association. Ms. Sung brings extensive directorship and business experience to the Board, and she continues to serve on multiple nonprofit boards, including as a director of Feng Chia University. Ms. Sung received her Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Soochow University in 1976 and her Master’s degree in Executive Management of Business Administration from National Cheng-chi University in 2003.

Michael Tsai

Mr. Michael Kuo-Chih Tsai is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tsai has been the Chairman of the Board of Maxchip Electronics Corp. since 2008 and the Chairman of the Board of AP Memory Technology Corp. since 2017. He has been a director of Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. since 1994 and served as its Vice Chairman from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Tsai was the Chairman of the Board of Zentel Electronics Corp. from 2010 to 2016, the Chairman of the Board of uPI Semiconductor Corp. from 2007 to 2011, and the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. from 1991 to 1994. From 1990 to 1994, he served as a board member and an investor representative of Tailink Venture Corp. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Esprit Systems, Inc. from 1989 to 1990. He held numerous executive positions in sales, marketing, planning and general management with the Acer Group from 1978 to 1988. Mr. Tsai began his career as an electronic design engineer with Tatung Corp. in 1977. Mr. Tsai received his Bachelor’s degree in Control Engineering and Computer Science from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan in 1975. Mr. Tsai’s decades of experience serving on the boards of numerous technology and semiconductor companies, and holding various management positions in companies in the technology and semiconductor industry, provide an insightful view of the semiconductor industry to the Board. Mr. Tsai also brings a range of boardroom experience and corporate governance knowledge to further strengthen the operation of the Board.

Leanne Sievers

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Raymond Soong

799,605

Keh-Shew Lu

6,145,090

Chung Chen

572,009

Brett Whitmire

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Emily Yang

1,265,960

Francis Tang

1,922,910

Evan Yu

--

Michael Giordano

243,921

Peter Menard

188,921

Christina Sung

233,921

Michael Tsai

223,921

Leanne Sievers

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As Of  31 Dec 2018

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