SANTA CLARA, Calif., — June 3, 2015 — OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV9734, the company’s smallest 720p high-definition (HD) sensor for consumer applications. Built on OMNIVISION’s PureCel™ technology, the OV9734 CameraChip™ delivers premium quality images and video, while consuming significantly less power than previous generation image sensors, making it an attractive camera solution for slim notebooks, tablets, handsets and other mobile devices that require thin bezels.
“According to industry reports, high demand for HD sensors is expected in the mobile devices markets over the next three years, with approximately 400 million units per year for camera phones and 164 million units per year for notebooks*,” said Arun Jayaseelan, product marketing manager of front facing cameras at OMNIVISION. “The OV9734 can be integrated into an extremely compact camera module, making it a highly competitive, no compromise camera solution for the growing markets of slim notebooks and mobile devices.”
The 1/9-inch OV9734 CameraChip™ sensor can capture 720p HD video at 30 frames per second (FPS) or VGA resolution at 45 FPS, meeting the premium video quality specifications for popular video conferencing platforms. The OV9734 utilizes OMNIVISION’s proprietary PureCel™ technology to reduce common imaging noise, resulting in clean and crisp color images. Additionally, the OV9734 requires approximately 25 percent less power than previous generation OMNIVISION HD sensors, at just 70mW.
To fit into ultra-thin bezel devices, the OV9734 comes in a package with a y-dimension that is 47 percent smaller than the previous generation OMNIVISION 720p sensors. The OV9734 is currently available for sampling, and is expected to enter volume production in the third quarter of 2015.
*Source: TSR, 2014 CCD&CMOS Area Image Sensor Market Analysis
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 OV9734 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 the OV9734, 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 forwardlooking statement.