O2MICRO RECEIVES ADAPTIVE LEARNING INVERTER PATENT
|O2Micro International Limited (NASDAQ: OIIM), a leading supplier |
of innovative power management ICs to mobile computer
and communications manufacturers, was recently granted a United States
patent, with 42 claims, for its Intelligent Inverter family of
This unique Adaptive Learning Inverter controller, patent number
6,259,615, provides highly efficient power conversion at a fixed
frequency using a zero-voltage-switching technique. Adaptive Learning
is used to determine the optimum operating frequency for this IC with
a given load. With its simplified Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel
interface, this Intelligent Inverter IC operates with different
manufacturer's LCD panels without the need to retune the output
"This significant patented technology alleviates the complexity of
a single-stage Inverter design and provides the industry with a
high-efficiency, designer-friendly Inverter controller", said Dr. Yung
Lin, Vice President of the Intelligent Inverter Group.
This Intelligent Inverter IC builds on O2Micro's patented single
stage architecture, improving the lamp's light output and allowing for
a smaller, low cost design. With its wide range voltage input, this
efficient, simple design is the leading power management solution for
most LCD-based applications.
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 400 more pending. The company
maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product
information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com.
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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 x8051