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OMNIVISION Launches High Definition CameraChip[#trade] Sensors for Battery-Powered Security and Lifestyle Cameras
Oct 26, 2015

Power-Efficient and Compact OV9732 and OV9733 Bring 720p HD Video and Excellent Low-Light Sensitivity to Consumer Cameras

SANTA CLARA, Calif., — October 26, 2015 — OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV9732 and OV9733, two power-efficient high definition (HD) CameraChip™ sensors based on OMNIVISION’s proven OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel technology. The OV9732 and OV9733 require minimal power consumption to capture crisp 720p HD video at 30 frames per second (FPS), making both sensors ideal camera solutions for mainstream security systems and wireless battery-powered smart-home cameras.

The OV9732 is a traditional Bayer sensor. The OV9733, on the other hand, is equipped with RGB-IR pixels that can replace the traditional mechanical IR cut filter, thus simplifying the system designs and enabling the sensor to capture high quality infrared images and video, even from long ranges.

“Power consumption and image quality are among the most critical performance indicators for compact, battery-powered cameras found in new security systems and IoT-based smart-home and lifestyle cameras,” said Chris Yiu, senior strategic marketing manager at OMNIVISION. “The extremely power-efficient OV9732 and OV9733 are 35 percent smaller than the previous-generation OV9712 CameraChip sensor, while capturing equally exceptional images. These benefits make the OV9732 and OV9733 extremely versatile imaging solutions, capable of supporting most mainstream security cameras and battery-operated camera platforms.”

The OV9732 and OV9733 CameraChip sensors utilize OmniPixel3-HS™ high sensitivity pixel technology to bring excellent scene reproduction to a wide range of security and lifestyle camera applications that typically operate in extremely high- and low-light conditions. The sensors’ narrow 9-degree chief ray angle (CRA) supports consumer-grade optical lens systems and reduces image artifacts for enhanced performance. When operating in low-power mode, the 1/4-inch OV9732 requires just 115mW to capture 720p HD video at 30 FPS.

The OV9732 is currently in volume production and the OV9733 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 of the OV9732 and OV9733, as well as anticipated timing of mass production of the OV9733, 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 OV9732 and OV9733, 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.



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