O2Micro Introduces it's Inverter Controller Product Line

O2Micro Introduces Cost-Effective Royer Challenger and Royer Raptor Inverter Controller Product Line

SANTA CLARA, Calif & George Town, GRAND CAYMAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- July 8, 2002--O2Micro International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM - News), a leading supplier of innovative power management and security ICs to mobile computer and communications manufacturers, and the industry leader in inverters for large, high-efficiency CCFL LCD monitors, has introduced its Royer Challenger and Royer Raptor(TM) family of products.


This new product line features a patent pending circuit methodology to replace traditional 2 and 4 lamp Royer-based inverter designs for 15- and 17-inch LCD Desktop Monitors. The new family of products will allow customers to upgrade traditional multiple stage Royer designs with patented single stage technology, achieving higher performance from a smaller IC, while maintaining a low cost.


Clearly, this new product line will enable O2Micro to achieve further market penetration in LCD monitors - especially in high volume monitors. "We are pleased that customers have already started actively designing with our product for 15- and 17-inch LCD monitors. With this new product line, O2Micro can compete directly with traditional Royer-based designs in low-end applications. In addition, the product offers the advantage of O2Micro's patented technology with a higher performance IC and overall fewer board components resulting in a low cost solution," stated Yung Lin, Ph.D., Vice President, Intelligent InverterĀ® group, O2Micro.