SUNNYVALE, Calif. — June 28, 2007 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a world leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, today announced that it has begun volume shipments of its recently introduced OV6680 high-performance Square Graphics Array™ (SGA) camera chip sensor. With its unique 400 x 400 array, the new OV6680 is intended primarily for use in secondary cameras for the fast-growing 3G video phone market, which market analysts predict will see very significant growth over the next couple of years. OmniVision has secured multiple design wins for the OV6680 in 3G handsets and is now shipping in volume to several customers.
“Moving the OV6680 into volume production and shipments reinforces OmniVision’s solid product offering for the 3G market, bringing outstanding low light sensitivity to a sensor designed to meet the small form factor requirements of our handset customers,” said James He, Chief Operating Officer at OmniVision. “The small form factor design combined with excellent camera performance and image quality makes the OV6880 especially attractive both for secondary cameras in 3G handsets and for entrylevel, ultra-thin camera phone designs.”
Utilizing a 3.6 micron pixel with OmniPixel2™ technology, the OV6680 combines superior low-light performance and image quality with a compact module design (5 x 5 x 3.0mm) to provide reliable, costeffective camera solutions. Low light performance is especially critical in video conferencing applications because LCD screens rarely emit enough light (~5 lux) to compensate for the lighting conditions of most indoor environments.
The OV6680 is available in a lead-free CSP2 package.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance, capabilities and prospects of OmniPixel2 and the OV6680 CMOS image sensor, the expectation of continuing volume production, and the outlook for 3G handsets 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 OmniPixel2 or the OV6680 CMOS image sensor; risks associated with building customer acceptance of and demand for OmniPixel2 and the OV6680 image sensor; 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.