This Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the "Code") of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the "Company") helps ensure compliance with legal requirements and our standards of business conduct. All Company employees are expected to read and understand this Code, uphold these standards in day-to-day activities, comply with all applicable policies and procedures, and ensure that all agents and contractors are aware of, understand and adhere to these standards. References in this Code to employees are intended to cover officers, directors and all other employees of the Company.
Because the principles described in this Code are general in nature, you should also review all applicable Company policies and procedures for more specific instruction, and contact the Compliance Officer if you have any questions. For the purpose of this Code, "Compliance Officer" means the Chief Financial Officer or the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Nothing in this Code, or in any company policies and procedures, or in other related communications (verbal or written) creates or implies an employment contract or term of employment.
The Code is intended to compliment and reinforce the policies and guidelines set forth in the Company's Employee Handbook, as revised from time to time (the "Employee Handbook"). In the event of conflict between the terms or policies of the Code and the terms and policies of the Employee Handbook, the terms and policies of the Code will control.
We are committed to continuously reviewing and updating our policies and procedures. Therefore, this Code is subject to modification. This Code supersedes all other such codes, policies, procedures, instructions, practices, rules or written or verbal representations to the extent they are inconsistent.
Ethical business conduct is critical to our business. As an employee, your responsibility is to respect and adhere to these practices. Many of these practices reflect legal or regulatory requirements. Violations of these laws and regulations can create significant liability for you, the Company, its directors, officers, and other employees.
Part of your job and ethical responsibility is to help enforce this Code. You should be alert to possible violations and report possible violations to the Compliance Officer or the Human Resources Department. You must cooperate in any internal or external investigations of possible violations. Reprisal, threats, retribution or retaliation against any person who has in good faith reported a violation or a suspected violation of law, this Code or other Company policies, or against any person who is assisting in any investigation or process with respect to such a violation, is prohibited. Any person who is reporting a violation under this Code is also afforded full protection under the Company's whistleblower protection policy set forth in the Employee Handbook.
Violations of law, this Code, or other Company policies or procedures should be reported to the Compliance Officer or the Human Resources Department. Violations of law, this Code or other Company policies or procedures by Company employees can lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.
In all cases, if you are unsure about the appropriateness of an event or action, please seek assistance in interpreting the requirements of these practices by contacting the Compliance Officer.
Amendments to this Code must be in writing and approved by the Board of Directors. Any exception from or waiver of the specific policies set forth in this Code for employees will only be granted in extraordinary circumstances and must have the written approval of the Board of Directors, our Chief Executive Officer or other persons designated by the Board of Directors. In addition, any exception from or waiver of this Code for executive officers or directors may be made only by our Board of Directors and will be disclosed to the public, in each case, as required by law, the rules of the NASDAQ Stock Market or applicable rules of the exchange on which the Company's securities are traded.
The matters covered in this Code are of the utmost importance to the Company, its shareholders and its business partners, and are essential to the Company's ability to conduct its business in accordance with its stated values. We expect all of our officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors and consultants to adhere to these rules in carrying out their duties for the Company.
The Company will take appropriate action against any officer, director, employee, agent, contractor or consultant whose actions are found to violate these policies or any other policies of the Company. Disciplinary actions may include immediate termination of employment or business relationship at the Company's sole discretion. Where the Company has suffered a loss, it may pursue its remedies against the individuals or entities responsible. Where laws have been violated, the Company will cooperate fully with the appropriate authorities.