O2Micro Wins Patent Infringement Case versus BiTEK and Receives Injunction

September 28, 2010. O2Micro® International Limited (NASDAQ®: OIIM) announced today that in the case O2Micro International Ltd v. Beyond Innovation Technology, et al., Civil Action No. 2:04-CV-32, the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction and final judgment affirming its July 2, 2010, Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law that products using accused Beyond Innovation Technology (BiTEK) DC/AC converters infringe on claims of certain O2Micro patents and that BiTEK induced such infringement.

In particular, the Court ruled that the use of the accused BiTEK converters in products entering the United States infringe on claims of two of O2Micros US patents relating to High-Efficiency Adaptive DC/AC Converter (Patent Nos. 6,259,615 and 6,396,722). As a result of BiTEKs acts, the Court ordered that the permanent injunction originally entered in O2Micros favor on March 21, 2007, is reinstated to prevent BiTEK, and its customers who receive notice of the injunction, from manufacturing, using, selling, offering to sell or importing into the United States any inverter controllers or modules that infringe the asserted claims of these O2Micro patents, including but not limited to, inverter controllers having model numbers BIT 3105 or BIT 3106, or belonging to those same families, or any colorable imitation of the infringing inverter modules and/or inverter controllers for the life of the above O2Micro patents. The injunction also orders BiTEK to label prominently on its inverter controller or module products covered by the order and accompanying product literature Not for Sale in, Use in, or Importation into the United States.

About O2Micro

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

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 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.

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

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