O2Micro International Limited - Company Announcement - Issued Patent for Battery Temperature Detection System
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro(R) International Limited (OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced the grant of a U.S. patent for its Battery Temperature Detection and Parasitic Resistance Compensation system.
O2Micro's invention includes compensation circuitry that may be utilized in a battery charger topology to enhance battery charging control. This system, issued 18 claims under U.S. patent number 9,007,033, may also be used in discharge control or battery management to improve battery control systems.
"This patented system increases measurement accuracy of the temperature for battery packs that can improve battery pack safety," remarked Bill Densham, strategic marketing director, O2Micro.
Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. Products include LED General Lighting, Backlighting, Battery Management and Power Management.
O2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 28,852 patent claims granted, and over 29,000 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.
Scott L. Anderson