ANOTHER AUTOMOTIVE CAMERACHIPTM GEARS UP FOR VOLUME PRODUCTION
SUNNYVALE, California – May 23, 2006 – OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading independent supplier of CMOS CameraChip™ solutions for high-volume imaging applications, announced today that, for the first time, it is supplying CameraChips to a leading automotive equipment supplier for use in Lane Departure Warning Systems. This represents the second major application in which OmniVision is establishing itself in the automotive sector. Its CMOS sensor products are now moving into volume production to meet ramping demand for rearview camera systems and lane departure warning systems.
“Supplying automotive camera chips to a market leader is a significant achievement for OmniVision,” said Hasan Gadjali, OmniVision’s Vice President of Advanced Products. “This new relationship enhances OmniVision’s position as a major CMOS sensor technology component supplier to the automotive industry.”
OmniVision offers a wide range of sensors with small footprint, low voltage, low power consumption in color and B&W specifically designed for the automotive market. These image sensors are specifically designed to meet the stringent automotive reliability standards known as AEC Q-100. In particular, they operate over a wide temperature range and offer exceptional low-light sensitivity, both of which are essential for automotive applications,.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance and capabilities of and the anticipated demand for OmniVision’s CMOS image sensors are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forwardlooking statements and OmniVision’s results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with the CameraChip; customer acceptance, demand, and the 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 reports filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.