DENVER, Nov. 15, 2007 – Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced it has signed an exclusive 2-year agreement worth approximately $1.3 million with Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) to provide Qwest iQ Networking® services and high-speed data solutions. With offices in Texas, California, Missouri and overseas, Diodes is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application-specific standard products within the broad discrete and analog semiconductor markets.
A customer since 2005, Diodes selected Qwest for its industry-leading wide area network (WAN) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technologies, and proven ability to deliver superior service while meeting critical timelines. Using a combination of Qwest iQ Networking, private and Internet port technology and CPE solutions, Qwest has designed a global network that will seamlessly connect Diodes’ growing domestic and international operations in California, Texas, Missouri, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as in Europe.
“Qwest’s technical capability and solutions deliver the global WAN/MPLS environment we need, supported by around-the-clock technical expertise to help ensure business integrity,” said Ed Tang, vice president, Corporate Administration at Diodes. "Qwest services give us worldwide connectivity from a single provider along with the technological sophistication to further develop and grow operations."
"We have the resources and relationships to scale globally with Diodes as they look to further strengthen their domestic operations and grow their international presence,” said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Business Markets Group for Qwest. “We worked closely with the Diodes IT team and feel confident that our iQ Networking and WAN technology solutions will give them the reach, connectivity and flexibility to support both their immediate and future technology demands.”
By extending its domestic data and IP services globally, Qwest anticipated today’s growing demand by domestic customers for international services. Qwest’s international data and IP products are now available to more than 60 countries and six continents worldwide and include ATM, frame relay, private line and Qwest iQ Networking International Private Port.
Qwest’s business market group serves hundreds of thousands of business, and federal and state government customers coast-to-coast over Qwest’s nationwide fiber-optic network. Qwest iQ Networking is a complete converged networking service for enterprise business and government customers to give them power to MPLS technology coupled with industry-leading service level agreements. For more information about Qwest’s enterprise services, please visit http://www.qwest.com/largebusiness.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of managed voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers – locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide leading-edge voice, data and video services. For more information on Qwest, and its various operating subsidiaries, please go to www.qwest.com. For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit www.gsanetworx.com.
About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (NasdaqGS: DIOD) an S&P SmallCap 600 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, power management devices including DC-DC switching and linear voltage regulators, amplifiers and comparators, and Hall-effect sensors. The Company has its corporate offices in Dallas, Texas, with a sales, marketing, engineering and logistics office in Southern California; design centers in Dallas, San Jose and Taipei; a wafer fabrication facility in Missouri; two manufacturing facilities in Shanghai; a fabless IC plant in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan; engineering, sales, warehouse and logistics offices in Taipei and Hong Kong, and sales and support offices throughout the world. With its recent asset acquisition of APD Semiconductor, a privately held U.S.-based fabless semiconductor company, Diodes acquired proprietary SBR® technology. Diodes, Inc.’s product focus is on high-growth end-user equipment markets such as TV/Satellite set-top boxes, portable DVD players, datacom devices, ADSL modems, power supplies, medical devices, wireless notebooks, flat panel displays, digital cameras, mobile handsets, DC to DC conversion, Wireless 802.11 LAN access points, brushless DC motor fans, and automotive applications. For further information, including SEC filings, visit the Company’s website at http://www.diodes.com