OmniVision's First 1.87-Micron OmniBSI-2™ Pixel Enables Compact CameraChip™ Sensor with Improved Performance
January 6, 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif., — January 6, 2014 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, launched today the OV9762, a high-performance CameraChip™ sensor designed specifically for front-facing camera applications in smartphones and tablets. The OV9762 leverages OmniVision’s first 1.87-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel to deliver enhanced image quality and best-in-class 720p high-definition (HD) video in a compact package.
“By using this new, slightly larger pixel, we developed an image sensor that offers dramatically improved HD video in a package that is pin-to-pin compatible with the previous generation OV9760,” said Archie de Guzman, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. “As a drop-in replacement to the popular OV9760, the new OV9762 allows smartphone and tablet manufacturers to effortlessly upgrade their existing front-facing camera designs to a top quality 720p HD camera.”
Utilizing a new 1.87-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel, the OV9762 can record 1.3-megapixel (1376 x 960 pixels) video at 30 frames per second (FPS), or best-in-class 720p HD video at 30 FPS with electronic image stabilization (EIS). When binned to VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) video, the sensor delivers twice the sensitivity compared to full resolution, ensuring high quality video capture in difficult low-light conditions.
The OV9762 fits into a compact 4.3 x 4.1 mm package and is currently in volume production
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the OV9762 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 OV9762, 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.
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