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Intellectual Property

OMNIVISION is a pioneer in the imaging industry. Breaking new ground is what drives us.

Since 1995, OMNIVISION led advancements in digital photography across multiple markets through the development of high-quality intellectual property (IP) for image sensing, signal processing, optics and projection technology. These markets include mobile phones, notepads/notebooks, PCs, automotive, surveillance, medical, augmented reality, virtual reality, drones and industrial applications.

OMNIVISION maintains its leadership role by continuously developing and expanding its patent portfolio with new technologies that are complementary to its core image-sensor business. The number of patents OMNIVISION holds is a testament to its commitment to innovation.

Over the years, OMNIVISION's wealth of IP through both development and acquisition has resulted in a global patent portfolio larger than 3600 U.S. and international issued patents and pending patent applications. The patent portfolio protects the following technology innovations:

  • Image sensors and image signal processing (ISP)
    Pixel-size miniaturization, full-well capacity (FWC), low-light sensitivity, high dynamic range (HDR), color aliasing reduction, image sharpening, autofocus, 3D imaging and more.
  • Wafer-level optics
    OMNIVISION’s patented semiconductor wafer-level technology enables high-volume fabrication of lens cubes by the thousands. The CameraCubeChip™ integrates lens cubes and CMOS image sensors.
  • Image projection
    Liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) technology enables virtual-reality applications, display applications and more.
  • Wavefront coding technology
    Extended depth of field for camera applications in consumer and industrial markets.
OMNIVISION is committed to protecting its intellectual property, through patents, copyrights and trademarks globally. Our global intellectual property portfolio extends across patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, and we continue to expand its portfolio through continuous discovery and innovation.