updated 1/10/2011 8:46:22 AM ET 2011-01-10T13:46:22

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, Jan. 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro® International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM) announced today that its USB Charger (OZ8070) integrated circuit (IC) is in production in an industry-leading customer's new Camcorder application.

O2Micro's USB Charger is a 2-cell Lithium Ion (LiIon) battery charging and protection IC. It provides USB upstream and downstream power bus protection. Applications include camcorder, DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex), DSC (Digital Still Camera), and other USB-powered devices.

Laszlo Lipcsei, vice president, O2Micro, commented, "OZ8070 is the industry's first USB boost charger that, due to its high accuracy and conversion efficiency, ensures safe charging of the battery while maximizing USB power usage. O2Micro will continue to develop its USB charger, and related products, to support USB charging worldwide."

About O2Micro

Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management and e-commerce components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, and Communications markets. Products include Intelligent Lighting, Battery Management, Power Management, and SmartCardBus®.

O2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 14,483 patent claims granted, and over 16,000 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, SmartCardBus, 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.

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CONTACT: Gary E. Abbott
         Director of Investor Relations, O2Micro
         Phone: 408.987.5920, x8888
         Email: gary.abbott@o2micro.com

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