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OmniVision's Global Shutter CameraCubeChip™ Brings Computer Vision to Mobile Devices, Notebooks and Wearables

September 26, 2014

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPLETE CAMERA SOLUTION ENABLES FASTER TIME-TO-MARKET AND EASY ADOPTION

SANTA CLARA, Calif., — September 26, 2014 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, launched the OVM6211 CameraCubeChip™, a complete global shutter camera solution in the industry’s smallest form factor. The OVM6211 is a key enabler for a number of advanced features in today’s consumer devices, including key machine and computer vision capabilities such as gesture recognition, eye tracking and motion detection. Its superior functionality, easy adoption and compact form-factor make it an ideal camera solution for advanced consumer devices with stringent space and design constraints, such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks and wearables.

“The value that the OVM6211 brings to consumer electronics extends far beyond the machine and computer vision functionalities that it enables,” said Aaron Chiang, director of CameraCubeChip marketing at OmniVision. “As a monolithic camera solution with x and y dimensions that are each less than 3.5 mm, the OVM6211 can easily be built into narrow-bezel devices. In addition, the CameraCubeChip allows for the use of standard surface-mount assembly processes, which can reduce both production cost and time-to-market for manufacturers."

Built on OmniVision’s 3-micron OmniPixel3-GS™ global shutter pixel, the OVM6211 is capable of capturing full resolution (400 x 400 pixels) video at 120 FPS, enabling smear-free black and white image capture in both landscape and portrait mode. The OVM6211 also features a unique ultra-low power mode, which allows it to be used in an “always aware” mode with minimum power consumption.

The OVM6211 CameraCubeChip will be available in two packages. The OVM6211-RADA, intended for human interface systems such as eye tracking, will have a narrow field of view (FOV) at approximately 50 degrees. The OVM6211-RAHA, intended for applications including gesture recognition and wearable devices, will have a FOV wider than 90 degrees. The OVM6211 is currently sampling and is expected to enter volume production during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Safe-Harbor Language
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, as well as anticipated timing of mass production, 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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