O2Micro Receives Patent for Fast Transient Charging Invention

O2Micro Receives Patent for Fast Transient Charging Invention

Wednesday July 23, 4:39 pm ET


SANTA CLARA, Calif. & GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2003--O2Micro® International Limited (Nasdaq: OIIM - News), a leading supplier of innovative power management and security ICs to mobile computer and communications manufacturers, was granted 32 claims under United States patent number 6,597,153 for its Fast Transient Charging Circuit.

The Fast Transient Charging Circuit invention provides a method of allocating all available power from a power source to charge batteries in portable devices such as notebook computers, cell phones, PDAs, etc. This charging circuit enables portable systems to reliably allocate all available power for charging the battery in the shortest time while protecting the AC adapter from overload and the system from transients.


"With this new patented technology, O2Micro can continue to deliver power efficient, low cost battery charger solutions for next generation mobile devices," said Dr. Alex Hartular, O2Micro's vice president of the Intelligent Power business unit.


About O2Micro


Founded in April 1995, O2Micro designs, develops and markets innovative power management and security components for mobile communication, computer, information appliance, and LCD products. Products include AudioDJ®, SuperDJ®, SmartCardBus® for secure on line e-commerce, 4-in-1 MemoryCardBus(TM), E-Guardian, Intelligent Lighting and Battery Management IC's.


O2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 1176 patent claims granted, and over 4500 more pending. The company maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com.


Statements made in this release that are not historical, including statements regarding O2Micro's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations, representations, projections, plans or predictions of the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as reduced demand for products of electronic equipment manufacturers which include O2Micro's products due to adverse economic conditions in general or specifically affecting O2Micro's markets, technical difficulties and delays in the development process, and errors in the products. You are also referred to the documents filed by O2Micro with the SEC from time to time, including but not limited to the Form F-1 in connection with the company's initial public offering in August 2000, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.





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