2012-09-18

O2Micro Introduces New Isolated Step-Dimming Driver

O2Micro® International Limited has added new isolated step-dimming driver OZ8027A to its Free DimmingTM technology and Lighting product portfolio. O2Micro's patented Free Dimming technology enables LED bulbs to dim using any on/off switch, thus eliminating cost, installation and compatibility problems associated with traditional incandescent dimmers. Free Dimming technology works with any on/off switch, including wall toggles, paddle switches, pull cords, rotary switches and other types of on/off switches commonly found on walls, extension cords and table/desk...
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2012-08-14

O2Micro Develops OZ8022M High Brightness Offline LED Driver Controller

O2Micro® International Limited has developed the OZ8022M High Brightness Offline LED Driver Controller. O2Micro's patented Free Dimming technology enables LED bulbs to dim using any on/off switch, thus eliminating cost, installation and compatibility problems associated with traditional incandescent dimmers. O2Micro's patented Free Dimming technology works with any on/off switch, including wall toggles, paddle switches, pull cords, rotary switches and other types of on/off switches commonly found on walls, extension cords and table/desk lamps. Acc...
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2012-07-17

O2Micro’s Free Dimming(TM) Technology Features New Dimming Architecture

O2Micro(R) International Limited has released patented Free Dimming(TM) technology for the global LED lighting market.   The patented Free Dimming(TM) technology enables LED bulbs to dim using any on/off switch, thus eliminating the burden of installing expensive dimmers. It can work with any on/off switch, including wall toggles, paddle switches, pull cords, rotary switches and other types of on/off switches commonly found on walls, extension cords and table/desk lamps. Industry has estimated that there are roughly 150 million incandescent dimmers installed i...
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2012-06-13

O2Micro's LED Driving Methodology Gets U.S. Patent Granted

O2Micro(R) International Limited‘s LED Driving methodology were issued 15 claims under United States patent number 8,169,160. This patented methodology controls the LED current with accuracy, thereby affecting the LED stability of LED brightness.
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2012-05-16

O2Micro Issued U.S. Patent for LED Control

O2Micro(R) International Limited was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 8,120,280 for its Circuits and Methods for LED control. This invention controls the power delivered to the LED string to achieve the predetermined brightness, including proper dimming control. "O2Micro's invention provides a user-friendly dimming control frequency to LED lighting applications," remarked Dr. Yung Lin, executive vice president, O2Micro....
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2012-04-26

O2Micro Issued U.S. Patent for LED Invention

O2Micro® International Limited was issued 18 claims under United States patent number 8,076,867 for its Driving Circuit invention. O2Micro's patented invention includes the benefits of United States patent number 8,044,608, eliminating use of a dedicated apparatus to control LED brightness. Thus, component count and the cost of end-user panel brightness control are reduced. "This invention can continuously adjust LED brightness controlled by an AC wall switch," remarked Dr. Yung Lin, executive vice president, O2Micro.  ...
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2011-12-15

O2Micro’s LED Architecture Granted under US Patent

O2Micro’s 8 claims for LED Architecture and methodology were issued under United States patent number 8,040,071. The company’s patented technology provides a very cost effective architecture, with fewer bulky components, making a solution suitable for smaller areas, such as lighting fixtures. According to Dr. Yung Lin, executive vice president, O2Micro, "The technology in this invention allows users to utilize minimum circuit components to achieve high-performance LED lighting applications for worldwide AC input."...
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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