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O[2]Micro^® International Limited (Nasdaq: OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced that it was issued 24 claims under United States patent number 8,248,259 for its Protection Circuit with Timer architecture.

This patented architecture, within a Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery for example, enables the protection function to completely and safely disconnect a charging source from any undesired conditions. For example, if a battery over-voltage condition occurs, a series of signals are triggered that enable the protection function.

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