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Patent Issued for O2Micro's Battery Current Control


O2Micro® International Limited (Nasdaq: OIIM) was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 8,143,863 for its Battery Current control.

This invention reduces the number of expensive power MOSFETs from 4 to 2 in battery systems. Furthermore, it enables the power MOSFETs to become part of a controlled feedback system with faster charging and better load fault monitoring and control.

"O2Micro's invention will lower the cost, and improve performance and safety of battery management systems," stated Bill Densham, strategic marketing director, O2Micro.

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