OmniVision Turns Digital Imaging World Upside Down

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), the world's largest supplier of CMOS image sensors, today launched its OmniBSITM architecture, a novel sensor design that adopts a radically...


"BSI allows OmniVision to further extend its competitive edge in digital imaging technology, while continuing the use of our production-proven, 0.11 micron process technology. This provides major cost and performance advantages for OmniVision and, ultimately, our customers," concluded Rhodes.

OmniVision is currently demonstrating an 8 MegaPixel, OmniBSI CameraChip sensor, and expects to start sampling first products before the end of June.

About OmniVision(R)

OmniVision Technologies designs and markets high-performance semiconductor image sensors. Its CamerChip(TM) products using OmniPixel(R), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3(TM), OmniPixel3-HS(TM) and OmniBSI(TM) technologies are highly integrated single-chip CMOS image sensors for mass-market consumer and commercial applications such as mobile phones, digital still cameras, security and surveillance systems, interactive video games, laptops and PCs and automotive and medical imaging systems. Additional information is available at http://www.ovt.com.

Safe-Harbor Language

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance achievements and capabilities of BSI, the advantages that BSI provides to OmniVision and its customers, the effect of BSI on future digital imaging and the timing of the release of BSI products, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision's results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with BSI; risks associated with developing future architecture and products incorporating BSI; the rapid changes in technical requirements for camera phone products; competitive risks; as well as other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's most recent annual report filed on Form 10-K. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

OmniVision(R), the OmniVision logo and OmniPixel(R) are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. CameraChip(TM), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3(TM), OmniPixel3-HS(TM) and OmniBSI(TM) are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

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