Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOSL) (NASDAQ:AOSL) manufactures power semiconductors for a wide range of applications, including netbooks and LCDs. During the past three fiscal years, the company has developed over 100 new products each year. Its products have been integrated with products from Asustek, HP, Dell, Samsung, and others. This is a transnational company, performing its R&D in the United States while manufactures the semiconductors in Asia. [1]

Power semiconductors are semiconductors that transfer, manage, and switch electricity. These power semiconductors are either discrete, consisting of a transistor or a few diodes, or an integrated circuit, which will have greater number of transistors. The functions of power transistors are to manage, transfer, and switch electricity to power. According to IC insights, the market for power transistors was $7.5 billion in 2009, expected to grow to $9.2 billion in 2011, which is a CAGR of 10.7%. [1]

The company's initial public offering of stock filed on the NYSE exchange on 31 March 2010. The proposed offer price range is $16.00-$20.00. The company is offering 5 million shares and raising $91 million. [1]

For FY2009 with year ended 30 June 2009, the company reported $185.1 million in total revenue, down from $248.0 million in total revenue for FY2008. Furthermore, the company had a net loss of $716,000, an increase from a [[net income}net loss]] of $25.2 million. The decline in revenue is the result of the global economic recession. The revenues were distributed with 10.5% in power IC and 89.5% in power discrete products. [1]


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