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Location , location is what mattered with some Techs after Tsunami in Japan.

|Includes: Diodes Incorporated (DIOD), SOX, SOXL, SOXS, TECL

DIODES (NASDAQ:DIOD) is expected to gain on competitors in the upcoming months because of its fabrication plants locations. Many companies with fabrication plants in Asia have located in Japan because of the safety of a stable government. That safety was compromised by mother nature and now DIOD will benefit from being located outside of Japan.

What does this tell you? Safety can never really be assurred.

Diodes' products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors; power management devices, including LED drivers, DC-DC switching and linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. The Company’s corporate headquarters, logistics center, and Americas’ sales office are located in Dallas, Texas. Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Dallas; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. The Company’s wafer fabrication facilities are located in Kansas City, Missouri and Manchester, with two manufacturing facilities located in Shanghai, China, another in Neuhaus, and a joint venture facility located in Chengdu, China. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; and Munich, Germany;