O2Micro Receives Patent for FPGA VPN Firewall Upgrade System

O2Micro® International Limited (NASDAQ:OIIM) (SEHK:0457), a leading supplier of innovative power management, and security components and systems, was issued 17 claims under Great Britain (GB) patent number 2,425,627 for its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) IC upgrade system in VPN Firewall solutions.

Security boards for O2Micro’s VPN Firewall products, such as SifoWorks(TM), are built with an ASIC IC, providing a patented, robust and economic solution for upgrades. System upgrades address customer requests, such as the addition of new features.

Max Huang, executive vice president, O2Micro, remarked, “SifoWorks(TM) technology allows O2Micro to dynamically meet requirements and add features for different regions, addressing their specific network security concerns and economically customizing their needs on the same system platform.”

About 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 8,490 patent claims granted, and over 9,000 more pending. The company maintains offices worldwide.

O2Micro, the O2Micro logo, SmartCardBus, and combinations thereof are registered trademarks of O2Micro. SifoWorks and combinations thereof are trademarks of O2Micro.