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O2Micro Elects Dr. Zhuoping Yu to Board of Directors

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GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, June 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- O2Micro® International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, today announced the election of Dr. Zhuoping Yu to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Yu brings more than twenty years of experience in the automotive and technology industries to the position. He currently serves as a professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, where he is dean of the school's automotive department. Dr. Yu is on the board of directors at SAIC Motor Corporation Limited in Shanghai, China.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Yu as a member of O2Micro's Board of Directors," said Sterling Du, chairman and CEO of O2Micro. "His experience in the development of energy efficiency and new energy vehicles will provide valuable insight to O2Micro's board as we continue to expand the scope and impact of power and battery management products and technology, improving and enhancing people's lives around the world."

Previously, Dr. Yu was employed at the Automotive Research Institut in Technical University Braunschweig, Germany; the research and development department of Volkswagen Group, and the automotive institute of the Technical University Darmstadt. He is the leader of Chang Jiang Scholars and Innovation Team for energy efficiency and environmental initiatives, and is the chief scientist of the National Basic Research Program in China (a.k.a. the "973 Program"). He also holds the following posts in China: vice president of the Executive Council of SAE-China; Chairman of the Commission on Technology of FISITA 2012; vice president of the executive council of China Auto Talents Society; member of the Science and Technology Commission in the Ministry of Education; member of the MOST experts related to Energy Efficient & New Energy Vehicles; and member of the New Energy Vehicle Program acceptance committee.

About O2Micro

Founded in April 1995, O2Micro develops and markets innovative power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. Products include LED General Lighting, Backlighting, Battery Management and Power Management.

O2Micro International maintains an extensive portfolio of intellectual property with 23,182 patent claims granted, and over 25,000 more pending. The company maintains offices worldwide. Additional company and product information can be found on the company website at www.o2micro.com.

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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: Scott L. Anderson Director of Investor Relations, O2Micro Phone: 408.987.5920, x8888 Email: scott.anderson@o2micro.com

Source:O2Micro International Limited