Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) Shares Sold by AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC

AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC cut its holdings in Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) by 62.8% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 5,511 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 9,289 shares during the period. AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Diodes were worth $311,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Diodes by 14.7% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 82,906 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $4,673,000 after purchasing an additional 10,623 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in shares of Diodes by 2.1% during the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,483,533 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $59,564,000 after buying an additional 31,043 shares during the period. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC lifted its stake in shares of Diodes by 185.1% during the fourth quarter. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC now owns 1,873 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock valued at $10...

Flash LED Drivers from Diodes Incorporated Deliver High-Current Stability in Portable Devices for Dual- and Quad-Channel Applications

Diodes Incorporated (DIOD) today announced the AL3644, a high-speed, dual-channel flash LED driver designed to support advanced camera flash and torch functionality, as offered by the latest smartphones and other portable consumer devices. Key features include independently controlled output currents configured through an I2C-compatible interface and the ability to combine two devices (with different device identification addresses) to drive four LEDs up to 6A for quad-channel applications. The AL3644 is offered in chip-scale packaging and combines flexible switching-frequency capabilities with constant output current. The AL3644 employs a constant-frequency, synchronous-boost, current-mode PWM converter to deliver up to 1.5A for each of the two constant current sources across its 2.5V to 5V input voltage range. The I2C-compatible interface, operating at up to 400kHz, is used to configure the device to deliver a constant current at one of 128 levels between 1.4mA and 1.5A. The ratio between the two outputs is also adjustable through the I2C-compatible interface. With the increasing trend towards portable and wearable devices that offer sophisticated camera functionality, includi...