OmniVision Secures Top Tier Design Win for Commercial Security Camera Market

Sept. 26, 2006
New OV7949 CMOS chip unveiled for security market

San Diego, Calif. — September 26, 2006 — At the opening day of the annual ASIS International security trade show, OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading independent supplier of CMOS CameraChip™ image sensors for high-volume applications, unveiled the new OV7949 advanced CMOS CameraChip sensor designed specifically for commercial CCTV/video monitoring security systems. OmniVision also announced the OV7949 has already been selected by a major U.S.-based tier one customer of commercial grade security cameras.

The highly integrated, single-chip OV7949 video camera chip sensor, based on OmniVision’s proprietary OmniPixel™ architecture, is a pin-compatible upgrade to its predecessor, the OV7940. The OV7949 packs a high level of functionality with a brand new design specifically engineered to operate extremely well in low-light conditions, a feature especially critical to indoor and night security monitoring systems. Besides excellent performance in near dark environments, the new OV7949 also shows significant reduction in blooming and smearing effects and operates exceptionally well in extreme temperatures.

The OV7949 single-chip solution simplifies the process of manufacturing and implementing security camera systems. The 1/3-inch OV7949 is ideal for applications requiring a high performance video camera with a small footprint, low voltage and low power consumption. It supports NTSC/PAL composite video output and can directly interface with a TV monitor or other devices with 75 Ohm loading.

The OV7949 will be on display at OmniVision’s booth (#3258) at ASIS International. The OV7949 is currently available in both 48-pin CLCC and QFP packages.

About OmniVision OmniVision Technologies designs and markets high-performance semiconductor image sensors. Its OmniPixel and CameraChip 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, PCs and automotive imaging systems. Additional information is available at