OmniVision in Volume Production With its First 1/4-Inch, 3-Megapixel System-On-A-Chip Sensor

BARCELONA , Spain , Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mobile World Congress -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), the world's largest supplier of CMOS image sensors, today announced it has started volume production of its OV3640, the first 1/4-inch, 3-megapixel system-on-a-chip (SOC) CameraChip(TM) sensor with integrated image stabilization and auto focus control. OmniVision also announced that it has already secured multiple tier one handset customer design wins for the OV3640.

The highly integrated OV3640 is built with OmniVision's 1.75-micron OmniPixel3(TM) architecture and has an advanced, feature-rich image signal processor (ISP) embedded on the chip. Key features include auto focus control and image stabilization that require no external memory or other external components. The OV3640's 3-megapixel array can operate up to 15 frames per second in full resolution. An integrated two-lane, high-speed MIPI interface and standard parallel interface with optional JPEG compression allows camera phone designs with existing baseband processors to upgrade to 3-megapixel cameras.

"The OV3640's superior performance, 1/4-inch form factor, new features and sensor-level improvements have enabled OmniVision to secure several key design wins in the handset market," said Per Rosdahl, Director of Marketing at OmniVision. "We believe that this CameraChip product will be a key enabler for the fast adoption of the 3-megapixel resolution in the mainstream handset market segment."

About OmniVision(R)

OmniVision Technologies designs and markets high-performance semiconductor image sensors. Its OmniPixel(R), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3(TM) and OmniPixel3-HS(TM) CameraChip(TM) products 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

Safe-Harbor Language

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance and capabilities of the OV3640 CMOS image sensor, the belief that such sensor will be a key enabler of fast adoption of the 3-megapixel resolution and the anticipated demand for the OV3640 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 the OV3640; customer and market acceptance demand for the sensor and our ability to convert design wins in to significant revenue and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

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

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