O2Micro International Limited - O2Micro Receives Patent for LED Balancing Methodology
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, April 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro(R) International Limited (OIIM - News) was issued 18 claims under United States patent number 8,084,960 for its LED Balancing Circuits and Methods.
This patented invention powers a LED light source, adjusting the current such that all of the LEDs emit relatively uniform brightness. It can be used to control various light sources in various applications.
"O2Micro's circuits and methods balance LED currents so that the brightness of each LED string is the same," said Dr. Yung Lin, executive vice president, O2Micro. "This methodology can also monitor LEDs to determine if one or more are in an abnormal condition."
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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