O2Micro Receives Key CardBus Controller Patent

October 08, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

O2Micro International Ltd. (George Town, Grand Cayman), a supplier of power management and security ICs to mobile computer and communications manufacturers, was granted 10 claims under Taiwan patent number 155,891 for its SmartCardSensing® card detection circuit. The patented technology is implemented in the SmartCardBus® (OZ711E Series) and four-in-one MemoryCardBus™ (OZ711M Series) family of CardBus controllers.

"This patent continues O2Micro's leadership in the advancement of CardBus controller technology," stated Max Huang, vice president of O2Micro's intelligent e-commerce business unit. "The addition of broadly based foreign patents significantly strengthens our intellectual property and market position worldwide. This Taiwan patent is pivotal as Taiwan is the largest market for the manufacture of notebook computers."