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OMNIVISION Launches 1/3-Inch CameraChip[#trade] Sensor with RGB-IR Color Filter for Advanced Security Applications
May 05, 2015

INFRARED COLOR FILTER AND OMNIPIXEL3-HS™ TECHNOLOGY ENABLE HIGH QUALITY IMAGE AND VIDEO CAPTURE IN LOW-LIGHT CONDITIONS

SANTA CLARA, Calif., — May 5, 2015 — OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV9752, a new CameraChip™ sensor designed for next-generation security and home monitoring applications. The 1/3-inch OV9752 captures high definition (HD) images and video in 1280 x 960 pixel resolution as well as infrared information, providing excellent scene reproduction regardless of lighting conditions. These benefits make the OV9752 an ideal camera solution for security systems designed to record during day and night.

“The OV9752 uses an RGB-IR dual band color filter instead of the traditional mechanical rotary filter, which both simplifies the design and reduces the sensor footprint. This approach also allows the sensor to capture extremely high quality IR images and video, even from great distances,” said Chris Yiu, senior strategic marketing manager at OMNIVISION. “Traditional security cameras’ mechanical IR filters are major cause for security camera failures. By eliminating the need for such a mechanical filter, the OV9752 provides our customers with a more reliable and highly effective camera solution.”

Built on the 3.75-micron OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel architecture, the OV9752 can capture excellent images and video in high, low, and “no” light environments, in either visible light or infrared. The sensors can capture in 1280 x 960 pixel resolution video at 60 frames per second (FPS) with 10-bit output, or at 45 FPS with 12-bit output. Additionally, the OV9752 features an ultra-low power mode, which allows the sensor to reduce the resolution and frame rates and operate at reduced power consumption.

The OV9752 fits into a 6.3 x 5.2 mm package. It is currently available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Safe-Harbor Language
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, as well as anticipated timing of mass production, of the OV9752 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 OV9752, 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 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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