O 2Micro Announces DC/DC Power Converter Support For Upcoming AMD Opteron™ And Eighth-Generation AMD Athlon™ Platforms
Santa Clara, CA and George Town, Grand Cayman --
Micro International Limited (Nasdaq: OIIM
), a leading supplier of innovative power management and security ICs to mobile computer and communications manufacturers, today announced a new Direct Current-to-Direct Current (DC/DC) product featuring patented “Enhanced Transient Control” technology in support of AMD Opteron™ and eighth-generation AMD Athlon™ processors.
Micro’s new "OZ830/831"
DC/DC controller chipset meets the power requirements and voltage tolerances of the upcoming AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon platforms.
“With this new technology, O2Micro delivers power efficient, low cost DC/DC converters with fewer components for next generation high performance CPUs in desktops, workstations, and servers”, said Sterling Du, O2
Micro’s Chairman and CEO.
Micro’s patented Transient Control invention provides AMD with a power efficient, simpler, less expensive power supply that swiftly responds to changes in output power. This innovative fast transient control circuit keeps the output voltage within pre-determined boundaries, even under extreme power conditions. It requires fewer output capacitors and is best suited for high current, single or multiple CPU systems.
“Systems based on AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor-based platforms and O2
Micro technology, will be able to provide power and stability needed by the commercial market,” said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, AMD. “64-bit eighth-generation AMD processors are designed to provide performance and scalability for mission-critical enterprise applications.”
Founded in April 1995, O2
Micro designs, develops and markets innovative power management and security components for mobile communication, computer, information appliance, and LCD products. Products include AudioDJ®, SmartCardBus® for secure on line e-commerce, LCD Backlight Inverters and Battery Management IC’s.
Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 581 patent claims granted, and over 2100 more pending. The company maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.
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