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OmniVision and eyeSight Collaboration Brings Gesture Recognition Technology to a Wide Range of Applications

February 24, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif., — February 24, 2015 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, and eyeSight Technologies Ltd., a leader in machine vision and gesture recognition technology, today announced their co-development of next-generation gesture recognition technology in the industry's smallest form factor. eyeSight’s gesture recognition technology, together with OmniVision's OVM6211 complete global shutter camera solution, can recognize a rich language of intuitive touch-free gestures with optimal speed, accuracy and efficiency — even in varying or low-light conditions, bringing gesture recognition to a wide range of applications.

“One of the frustrations with gesture recognition solutions in the market today is that they tend to work poorly in low light conditions,” said Gideon Shmuel, CEO at eyeSight. “OmniVision’s easily integrated OVM6211 global shutter sensor, working in tandem with our gesture recognition technology, can overcome the inherent challenges of recognizing gestures in difficult lighting conditions. This is critical for enhancing user experience and further broadening the scope of potential applications.”

“This jointly developed solution represents an ideal option for OEMs looking to build a smartphone or tablet with gesture control functionality at a price point that appeals to the mass market,” added Paul Gallagher, senior director of marketing and business development at OmniVision. “We continue to work with eyeSight to enhance the accuracy and speed of gesture-recognition solutions with our latest image sensors.”

The OVM6211 CameraCubeChip™ is a complete camera solution with a lens, sensor and packaging that uses a 3-micron OmniPixel3-GS™ global shutter pixel, enabling it to capture high-resolution video at 120 frames per second (FPS). The OVM6211's compact form factor, together with eyeSight’s ‘slim’ software-based technology, makes gesture control viable for space-constrained devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables. The OVM6211 also consumes extremely low power when active or in standby mode, thus allowing for extended battery performance.

About eyeSight
eyeSight is the leading provider of software-based machine vision and gesture recognition technology, offering a simple and natural interaction for the user with the device. Mobile phones, tablets, PCs, TVs and other digital devices can be controlled touch-free with just a wave of a hand or point of a finger. eyeSight's software can be easily integrated at any level of the device: chipset, operating system, camera module, or at the application level.


Safe-Harbor Language
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the OVM6211 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 OVM6211, customer acceptance, demand, 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.
About OmniVision

OmniVision Technologies is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today’s consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems.

Find out more at www.ovt.com. OmniVision® and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

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