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O2Micro International Ltd. (OIIM) Granted 1,000th Patent, Reaches New Milestone

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O2Micro International, a global leader in the design, development, and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, announced today that the company has been granted its 1,000th patent. O2Micro boasts an extensive patent portfolio that includes inventions in several areas, including: high-performance power and battery management, e-commerce components and systems, system designs, and lighting and display technologies.

Sterling Du, Chairman and CEO of O2Micro, said, "Reaching the 1,000 patent milestone in our 17th year is an extraordinary achievement and the result of our long-term commitment to innovation. Our engineers, R&D teams and support staff have developed industry-leading technologies that have not only benefited our customers' advanced technology needs, but have also enriched consumers' experiences throughout the world in many areas, including the consumer electronics, computer, industrial, communications and automotive markets."

O2Micro's inventive technology is used in the production of an array of end market products, such as LCD and LED monitors, LCD and LED televisions, notebook computers, tablet computers, low/zero emission vehicles, mobile phones, energy efficient batteries, LED lighting applications, and portable media players.

With over 800 additional patent applications pending approval, the receipt of its 1,000 granted patent marks an important milestone for the company. O2Micro currently holds patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as patent agencies in Japan, South Korea, Europe, China, Taiwan, and an array of other countries.

For more information on O2Micro, visit www.o2micro.com

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