02micro (OIIM) Names Vijay Kumar to Board of Directors

December 16, 2016 8:34 AM EST
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O2Micro® International Limited (NASDAQ: OIIM) today announced that the Board of Directors have elected Dr. Vijay Kumar to serve on the Company's Board. Dr. Kumar brings to O2Micro’s Board of Directors his extensive experience in Embedded Internetworking of Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Mechanical, Electrical and Systems Engineering, along with industry leading Autonomous Robotics and Computer Learning technologies. He will replace Mr. Zhuoping Yu as a Class III Director, who is resigning from the Board. Dr. Kumar will also be a member of the Company’s nominating committee.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Kumar as a member of O2Micro’s Board of Directors,” said Sterling Du, chairman and CEO of O2Micro. “His broad, industry experience will provide valuable insight to O2Micro as we continue to expand the scope and impact of power and battery management products and technology designed to improve and enhance people’s lives around the world.”

Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1987. He is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering and been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania since 1987. Dr. Kumar has held many administrative positions in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, including director of the GRASP Laboratory, chair of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and the position of Deputy Dean. He also served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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