OmniVision and Almalence Raise the Bar for High Quality Imaging on Mobile Devices
February 18, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif., — February 18, 2015 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with Almalence to bring DSC-like performance to mobile applications. The coupling of OmniVision’s OV10823 and PureCel™ OV13850 image sensors with Almalence’s computational imaging algorithms allows for the capturing of high resolution images or videos in low-light conditions.
“Almalence’s computational algorithms carry the potential to help OmniVision redefine the user experience by bringing dramatically enhanced video and imaging to next-generation mobile devices,” said Tehzeeb Gunja, senior partnership and business development manager at OmniVision. “When using Almalence's algorithms, our high performance OV13850 PureCel image sensor can enable high quality video recording in full resolution at 30 frames per second for zero shutter lag, and also can support high frame rate 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second with electronic image stabilization.”
OmniVision and Almalence are combining their efforts not only with respect to the OV13850 image sensor, but also with the 1/2.6-inch OV10823 image sensor. The OV10823 is built on OmniVision's 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture, which can provide the capability to capture crisp 720p high definition (HD) video at 30 frames per second (FPS). Its performance is augmented by Almalence's low-light enhancement technology, which can enable exceptional 10dB reduction in noise without washing out desirable image details. Cameras using super resolution can experience a 1.5 to 2x effective resolution increase, resulting in extremely sharp, crisp images and video. Almalence's super resolution and low-light enhancement technologies are pure software solutions.
"As a result of this technology partnership between Almalence and OmniVision, consumers can benefit from the advantages of marrying advanced hardware and software solutions," said Eugene Panich, CEO of Almalence. "Our companies have developed complementary technologies and our passions are very much aligned. We are delighted to see our computational imaging solution paired with image sensors that operate at this level of performance."
Almalence develops computational photography methods and imaging technologies that improve imaging quality and make advanced photography features available. Whether it is a mobile camera or a high-end DSLR, a microscope or a satellite imaging system, Almalence's solutions enable the improvement of basic image quality parameters such as resolution, low-light performance, and dynamic range beyond the cameras' physical limits. Almalence is a mobile imaging solutions provider for top mobile handset OEMs, a maker of the world's best and unique desktop super resolution software and end-user mobile camera applications. Find out more at www.almalence.com.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the OV13850 and OV10823 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 OV13850 and OV10823, 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.
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. 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; security and surveillance; automotive; tablets, notebooks, webcams and entertainment devices; medical; and AR, VR, drones and robotics imaging systems.
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