August 26, 2008 -- O2Micro® International Limited, a leading supplier of innovative power management and security components and systems, was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,391,237 for its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Architecture Upgrade.
O2Micro's firewall product, SifoWorks®, is built with this patented FPGA IC. System functions housed on this IC can be dynamically upgraded whenever customers require new features.
"O2Micro's invention meets the need for a robust and economic solution to upgrade IC functionality," said Max Huang, executive vice president, O2Micro.
Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management, and security components and systems for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, and Communications markets. Products include Intelligent Lighting, Battery Management, Power Management, SmartCardBus® and Security products, such as VPN/Firewall system solutions.
O2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 10,001 patent claims granted, and over 12,000 more pending. The company maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com.