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OmniVision's OV10642 and OV10625 Enhance Automotive Applications With Best-In-Class Sensitivity and HDR

October 20, 2014

NEW SENSORS ENABLE ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS SUCH AS PEDESTRIAN DETECTION, LANE DEPARTURE WARNING AND COLLISION AVOIDANCE

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — October 20, 2014 — OmniVision Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the newest additions to its portfolio of OmniHDR™ automotive high dynamic range (HDR) sensors: the 1.3-megapixel OV10642 and the WVGA OV10625. Both the OV10642 and the OV10625 deliver top-level sensitivity and HDR performance in their respective market segments. The sensors also use a special red-clear filter that is required for many forward-looking automotive applications. These benefits enable a host of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), including lane departure warning, blind spot detection and traffic signal detection, among others.

“As more automobiles adopt image sensor technology to enhance safety and the driving experience, the importance of high quality imaging and reliable sensing technology cannot be overstated,” said Inayat Khajasha, senior product marketing manager for automotive products at OmniVision. “With industry-leading HDR and ultra-low light sensitivity, these sensors are capable of supporting highly advanced vehicle sensing systems deployed in the latest vehicle platforms.”

The 1.3-megapixel OV10642 image sensor utilizes OmniBSI™ technology to deliver industry leading sensitivity and extended dynamic range in a simple, low-power and cost effective system. The 1/2.6-inch OV10642 supports an active array of 1280 x 1080 pixels and fits into a compact 7.4 x 7.2 mm package.

The 1/3.2-inch, WVGA OV10625 delivers HDR performance of up to 120 dB and best-in-class low-light sensitivity of 15 V/Lux-sec, ensuring accurate scene reproduction in a wide range of driving conditions. The OV10625 supports digital RAW data output and fits into one of the industry’s most compact and efficient 7.3 x 7.8 mm package.

Both sensors are currently sampling and are expected to enter volume production in 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, of the OV 10642 and the OV10625 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 OV10642 and OV10625, 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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