GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, April 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro(R) International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM - News) was issued 18 claims under United States patent number 8,044,608 for its Driving Circuit invention.
O2Micro's patented invention includes a dimming controller to drive light sources. User-controlled brightness allows the end-user to set their desired level of brightness in LEDs.
"This invention uses a dedicated apparatus to control LED brightness. It can utilize an AC wall switch to perform dimming control, eliminating all mechanics controlling the brightness of LEDs," said Dr. Yung Lin, executive vice president, O2Micro.
Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management and e-commerce components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, and Communications markets. Products include Intelligent Lighting, Battery Management, and Power Management.
O2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 18,727 patent claims granted, and over 20,000 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 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 developments process, and errors in the products. You are also referred to the Form F-1 in connection with the company's initial public offering in August 2000, Form F-3 in connection with the company's public offering in November 2001, and the annual reports on Form 20-F, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Gary E. Abbott
Director of Investor Relations, O2Micro
Phone: 408.987.5920, x8888