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OmniVision's OV10823 CameraChip™ Sensor Brings 4K Video to Security and Surveillance Applications

October 28, 2015

Ultra-High Resolution Sensor Enables Advanced Security Features Such as Automated Tracking, Zoom, and Video Analytics

SANTA CLARA, Calif., — October 28, 2015 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV10823, a new sensor designed for next-generation security and surveillance systems. The 1/2.6-inch CameraChip™ sensor utilizes OmniVision’s 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture to deliver best-in-class low-light performance and ultra high definition 4K output. These features can enable advanced surveillance functions like automatic tracking and detection, high quality digital zoom, and video analytics.

“In terms of image processing, bandwidth, and playback capabilities, we view the security market as ready to take the leap into ultra-high resolution 4K video. Up to this point, a critical missing component has been a high performance image sensor that can deliver the required image quality and video specifications. The OV10823 is designed to provide exactly that capability,” said Chris Yiu, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV10823 is a no-compromise image sensor that can bring exceptional image quality. In conjunction with our partners' 'intelligent' algorithms, this new sensor can form a key part of new security systems with advanced features such as video analytics and automatic detection and tracking."

The OV10823 is a native 16:9 CameraChip sensor that can support ultra-high resolution 4K video at 30 frames per second (FPS) with electronic image stabilization (EIS), or binned 1080p high definition (HD) video at 60 FPS. The sensor's 4K resolution and 1.4-micron pixels, when paired with fisheye lenses, make it ideally suited for IP cameras and commercial surveillance systems that focus on high resolution and wide-area coverage. The sensor’s low-light sensitivity provides further advantages as well, such as crisp, clear digital zoom.

The OV10823 offers a zero-degree chief ray angle (CRA) and is available in a chip-scale package (CSP). The sensor is currently in volume production.

Safe-Harbor Language
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the 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 the 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.

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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