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OmniVision Launches the Industry’s Smallest 1080p Full HD Image Sensor for High Performance Video Communication in Thin Bezel Notebooks and Tablets

May 25, 2021

OmniVision’s New OV02C Is a Full-Featured Image Sensor that Combines Superior Video Performance and Ultra-Low Power in a Miniature Size for High Screen-to-Body Ratio Designs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — May 25, 2021 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced in advance of COMPUTEX Virtual the industry’s first 1/7-inch, 2 megapixel image sensor, the OV02C, for full high definition (HD) video performance in thin bezel premium notebooks, tablets and IoT devices. The sensor offers 60 frames per second (fps) and excellent pixel performance in the thinnest 3 mm module Y size for high screen-to-body ratio designs.

“Remote work, online education and telemedicine are becoming the norm today, significantly increasing demand for small, portable notebooks and tablets, but consumers have been hindered by the video quality of these products,” said Akeem Chen, product marketing manager at OmniVision. “We’ve addressed this problem with our new OV02C sensor that enables a smooth, high quality video experience while on the go. It is also ideal for small form factor battery-operated IoT devices.”

According to an April 29, 2021 report by Strategy Analytics, the tablet market posted 44 percent year over year increase in Q1 2021―the highest in eight years―as COVID has reshaped consumers’ views on working from home beyond the pandemic. “Productivity is a part of most vendor line-ups now, which lends well to work and learn-from-home demand. Even as laptop demand stays hot, Windows® Detachables are showing growth once again. And, as we all seek ways of unwinding at home, tablets provide flexibility in being able to enjoy videos, games, and communication,” states Chirag Upadhyay, industry analyst within the Intelligent Home team at Strategy Analytics.

The camera space for large bezel screen tablets is continually getting smaller in high screen-to-body ratio designs, presenting challenges for pixel technology and performance. This has resulted in reduced video performance in today’s notebooks and tablets. The new OV02C combines smaller pixel size and high resolution in the smallest form factor, enabling the most vivid quality video and image capabilities.

OmniVision’s PureCel®Plus-S stacked die technology enables such high functionality in the smallest die size. This next-generation pixel technology also provides higher color fidelity and excellent low light sensitivity, along with a high signal-to-noise ratio of 37.5 dB for crisper images. Additionally, PureCel®Plus-S provides higher full well capacity, zero blooming and lower power consumption.

The OV02C’s “Always On” feature senses user presence in ultra-low-power mode and the system can be locked and woken up touchlessly, extending the lifetime of the battery. The OV02C also supports multi camera synchronization and multi-frame HDR at 30 fps real time video streaming.

Samples of the OV02C are available now. For more information, contact an OmniVision sales representative: In addition, please visit OmniVision’s virtual meeting portal to schedule a meeting during COMPUTEX Virtual:

About OmniVision

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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