O2MICRO ISSUED U.S. PATENT 6,226,237 FOR AUDIODJ
|O2Micro International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a leading supplier|
of innovative power management ICs to mobile computer
and communications manufacturers, has been granted 42 claims under
United States patent number 6,226,237 for its AudioDJ(TM) product.
Sterling Du, President & CEO of O2Micro stated, "This is a very
significant architectural patent for power management in mobile
platforms. We are very pleased with the breadth of the claims awarded
in the patent."
Since its introduction in 1998, AudioDJ(TM) has become an
internationally recognized product being used by most leading notebook
This power management IC unleashes the power of music in notebooks
by allowing CD play while the notebook is OFF. This unique
non-intrusive chip design works with traditional ISA/PCI based
multimedia chip-sets while minimizing the notebook power consumption
to just the CD-ROM portion. This design significantly conserves
battery power and extends CD playtime up to 16 hours without
recharging the battery.
"Based on this patented technology, O2Micro is already expanding
into more advanced leading edge products for mobile products including
MP3 functionality," stated Reginia Chan, Vice President of the
Founded in March 1995, O2Micro designs, develops and markets
innovative power management and security components for mobile
communication, computer, Internet appliance, and LCD products.
Products include AudioDJ(TM), SmartCardBus(R) for secure on line
e-commerce, LCD Backlight Inverters and Battery Management IC's.
O2Micro maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property
with 268 patent claims granted, and over 280 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 1955. 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.
Grace Louh, 408/987-5920 Ext. 8051