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OMNIVISION Launches High Frame Rate 4-megapixel CameraChip[#trade] Sensor for Security Applications
Nov 06, 2013


SANTA CLARA, Calif., — November 6, 2013 — OMNIVISION Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV4689, a new high performance 4-megapixel CameraChip™ sensor in a native 16:9 format, designed for next-generation surveillance and security applications. Utilizing an advanced 2-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture, the OV4689 delivers best-in-class low light sensitivity and high dynamic range (HDR) while capturing high definition images and video at high frame rates. OMNIVISION views the OV4689 as the ideal camera solution for capturing high-contrast images and high definition (HD) video in difficult lighting conditions.

“The OV4689 comes to market at a time when security and surveillance camera systems are transitioning from analog CCTV to high quality digital solutions,” said Hasan Gadjali, vice president of worldwide marketing and business development at OMNIVISION. “With its best-in-class low-light sensitivity, HDR and OmniBSI-2 pixel performance, the OV4689 sets a new benchmark in digital imaging for IP and security cameras. It is designed to meet customers’ desire for higher resolution image capturing in the standard 1/3-inch optical size, while also providing superior low-light performance.”

Built on the 2-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture, the OV4689 captures full-resolution 4-megapixel HD video at 90 frames per second (FPS), 1080p HD at 120 FPS with electronic image stabilization (EIS), and 720p HD at 180 FPS. The OV4689’s staggered HDR ensures smooth motion capture while recording high-quality images and video under extreme variations of bright and dark conditions, resulting in excellent high-contrast scene reproduction. Furthermore, the sensor’s narrow chief ray angle (CRA) has been optimized specifically for security and surveillance applications.

The 1/3-inch OV4689 is available in a small 6.6 x 5.8 mm chip scale package (CSP). It is currently being sampled and is expected to enter mass production in the first quarter of 2014.

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 OV4689 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 OV4689, 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.


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

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