O2Micro to Present Rapidly Expanding Portfolio of Lighting Solutions at Lighting Japan 2014

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GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Jan. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro® International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, is pleased to announce its participation in Lighting Japan 2014, January 15 – 17.

Lighting Japan 2014, a composition of three shows – the LED/OLED Lighting Technology Expo, LED/OLED Light Expo, and Design Lighting Tokyo 2014 – will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan. O2Micro will demonstrate its LED General Lighting products in the LED/OLED Light Expo section of the show room floor, booth number East 46-16.

"We are excited about this Expo and opportunity to exhibit our General Lighting products publically," said Dr. Yung Lin, executive vice president, O2Micro. "O2Micro will showcase commercially available LED bulbs that embed O2Micro's LED Driver controllers and patented Free Dimming™ technology to enable advanced dimming functionality using a standard on/off switch."

O2Micro's Free Dimming technology offers many benefits to LED lighting manufacturers and consumers. It works with any non-dimming on/off switch and the billions of sockets that do not have dimmers. By eliminating dimmer cost and installation, it is a great value and easy to use. It does not have any flicker or audible hum, making it appealing compared to problematic TRIAC dimming solutions.

For OEMs, Free Dimming technology is also less expensive and has higher efficiency than traditional TRIAC dimmable LED drivers. It supports universal 85V to 265V operation, enabling one SKU to serve the global marketplace. It supports a wide range of retrofit bulb form factors and power levels, and has the lowest BOM cost and smallest footprint.

O2Micro offers a rapidly expanding portfolio of LED Driver controllers for applications ranging from low power candle bulbs to high power street lights. The company offers solutions that support a wide range of topologies for both isolated and non-isolated applications. With non-dimming, traditional TRIAC dimming and O2Micro's patented Free Dimming controllers, O2Micro has a solution for any general lighting application.

About 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 24,833 patent claims granted, and over 25,000 more pending. The company maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com.

O2Micro, the O2Micro logo, and combinations thereof are registered trademarks of O2Micro. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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
Director of Investor Relations, O2Micro
Phone: 408.987.5920, x8888
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