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Leading U.S. Toy Company Features OMNIVISION CameraChips
Dec 08, 2005

Entertainment Toy an Early Success with Over a Million CameraChips Shipped

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — December 8, 2005 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), the world’s leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, announced today that its OV7930 VGA CMOS CameraChip™ is featured in a video and music entertainment system from one of the largest toy makers in the world. The new toy puts kids on camera, so they can see themselves on TV as they sing along to their favorite songs.

This toy, which includes a camera, wireless microphone and special effects lenses, is the first of its kind in the entertainment toy market. OmniVision’s OV7930 CameraChip™ brings to the table a cost efficient, true single-chip design with high video quality. With over one million units already shipped, the new video and music entertainment system is likely to be one of this year’s hottest selling Christmas toys.

“It is an honor for OmniVision to be the main supplier of camera technology for one of the world’s largest brand name toy makers,” said Hasan Gadjali, Vice President of the Advanced Products Business Unit at OmniVision Technologies. “This design win represents another milestone for OmniVision as we continue to drive the use of image sensors in the toy and games market by supplying camera solutions in high volume to another tier one toy vendor.”

The OV7930 is a high-performance, color VGA CameraChip™ designed specifically for applications requiring a low power, cost-efficient solution. The OV7930 supports NTSC composite video output and a true single chip design that incorporates a direct interface to the TV monitor. The PAL version OV7910 is used for the European markets. Both OV7930 and OV7910 come in a lead-free package.

 

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Language Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance, achievements and capabilities of and demand for OmniVision’s OV7930 CMOS image sensor, 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 OV7930 CMOS image sensor; risks associated with building customer acceptance of and demand for the OV7930; the development of the market for CMOS sensors in the camera phone market as well as in markets for other portable applications incorporating image sensors; the rapid changes in technical requirements for camera phone products; competitive risks; as well as other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision’s most recent annual report filed on Form 10-K. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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OMNIVISION is a global fabless semiconductor organization that develops advanced digital imaging, analog, and touch & display solutions for multiple applications and industries, including mobile phones; security and surveillance; automotive; computing; medical; and emerging applications. Its award-winning innovative technologies enable a smoother human/machine interface in many of today’s commercial devices. Find out more at www.ovt.com.

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