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OMNIVISION Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2009
May 28, 2009

~ Generates Positive Operating Cash Flow for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2009 ~

Santa Clara, Calif. — May 28, 2009 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today reported financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April 30, 2009.

Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 were $89.1 million, as compared to $80.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, and $169.0 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. GAAP net loss in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $20.1 million, or $0.40 per share, as compared to a GAAP net loss of $18.2 million, or $0.36 per share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, and GAAP net income of $9.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008.

Non-GAAP net loss in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects under FAS 123(R), was $15.0 million, or $0.30 per share. Non-GAAP net loss in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, which excludes stockbased compensation expense and the related tax effects under FAS 123(R), was $11.8 million, or $0.24 per share. Non-GAAP net income in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects under FAS 123(R), was $14.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share. Refer to the attached schedule for a reconciliation of GAAP net income (loss) to non-GAAP net income (loss) for the three and twelve months ended April 30, 2009 and 2008 and for the three months ended January 31, 2009.

Revenues for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2009 were $507.3 million, as compared to $799.6 million in fiscal 2008. GAAP net loss for fiscal 2009 was $37.3 million, or $0.74 per share, as compared to GAAP net income of $65.1 million, or $1.19 per diluted share, in fiscal 2008.

Non-GAAP net loss for fiscal 2009, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects under FAS 123(R), and a goodwill impairment charge of $7.5 million recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, was $3.9 million, or $0.08 per share. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2008, which excludes stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects, was $94.3 million, or $1.69 per diluted share.

Gross margin for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was 17.0%, as compared to 22.4% for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 and 27.2% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. The sequential decrease in gross margin in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 resulted primarily from a decline in average selling prices, combined with the sale of inventory that was produced in prior quarters at relatively higher costs.

The Company ended the fiscal year with cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments totaling $274.8 million, an increase of $11.1 million from the previous quarter. The increase primarily reflects cash provided by operations during the quarter.

“We are pleased with our performance in the fourth quarter,” said Mr. Shaw Hong, chief executive officer of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. “We believe this reflects increasing demand for our products on a global basis, particularly driven by demand in the notebook/webcam market in the fourth quarter. Additionally, design-win activity was strong in the fourth quarter with multiple wins for our 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel products across geographies and applications.”

“While we are encouraged by our fourth quarter results, we continue to be cautious in our outlook as long-term visibility remains limited,” added Mr. Hong. “In the meantime, we remain committed to the reduction of certain operating expenses and the conservation of our cash.”

Outlook
Based on current trends, the Company expects fiscal first quarter 2010 revenues will be in the range of $90 million to $100 million and GAAP net loss will be between $0.30 and $0.21 per share. Excluding the estimated expense and related tax effects associated with stock-based compensation, the Company expects its non-GAAP net loss will be between $0.16 and $0.07 per share. Refer to the table below for a reconciliation of projected GAAP to non-GAAP net loss.

Conference Call
OmniVision Technologies will host a conference call today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss these results further. This conference call can be accessed via a webcast at www.ovt.com. The call may also be accessed by dialing 800-901-5218 (domestic) or 617-786-4511 (international) and indicating passcode 78431852.

A replay of the call will remain available at www.ovt.com for approximately twelve months. A replay of the call will also be available for 48 hours beginning approximately one hour after the call. To access the replay, dial 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international) and enter passcode 23812356.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to the Company’s expectations regarding revenues and loss per share for the three months ending July 31, 2009 are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, and certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the impact of general economic conditions; competition in current and emerging markets for image sensor products, including pricing pressures that could result from competition; fluctuations in sales mix and average selling prices; the Company’s ability to obtain design wins from various image sensor device manufacturers including manufacturers of mobile phone, laptops and PCs, digital still cameras and automobile manufacturers; the market acceptance of products into which the Company’s products are designed; fluctuations of wafer manufacturing yields and other manufacturing processes; the Company’s ability to accurately forecast customer demand for its products; the development, production, introduction and marketing of new products and technology; the potential loss of one or more key customers or distributors; the continued growth and development of current markets and the emergence of new markets in which the Company sells, or may sell, its products; the acceptance of the Company’s products in such current and new markets; the Company’s strategic investments and relationships, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
To supplement the reader’s overall understanding both of its reported results presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and its outlook, the Company also presents non-GAAP measures of net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share which are adjusted from results based on GAAP. In particular, the Company excludes stockbased compensation expense under FAS 123(R) and the related tax effects and the goodwill impairment charge recognized in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. The non-GAAP financial measures which the Company discloses also exclude the effects of FAS 123(R) on the number of basic and diluted common shares used in calculating non-GAAP basic and diluted net income (loss) per share. The Company provides these non-GAAP financial measures to enhance an investor’s overall understanding of its current financial performance and to assess its prospects for the future. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company’s operations that, when viewed with its GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations to the corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company’s business. The economic basis for the Company’s decision to use non-GAAP financial measures is that the adjustments to net income did not reflect the on-going relative strength of the Company’s performance. The Company’s objective is to minimize any confusion in the financial markets by providing nonGAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share measurements and disclosing the related components. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures for internal management purposes to conduct and evaluate its business, when publicly providing its business outlook and to facilitate periodto-period comparisons. The Company views non-GAAP net income (loss) per share as a primary indicator of the profitability of its underlying business. In addition, because stock-based compensation is a non-cash expense and is offset in full by a credit to paid-in capital, it has no effect on total stockholders’ equity. As the calculation of non-GAAP financial measures differ between companies, the non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Other than stock-based compensation, these differences may cause the Company’s non-GAAP measures to not be directly comparable to other companies’ non-GAAP measures. Although these non-GAAP financial measures adjust cost, expenses and basic and diluted share items to exclude the accounting treatment of stock-based compensation and goodwill impairment, they should not be viewed as a non-GAAP presentation reflecting the elimination of the underlying stock-based compensation programs. Thus, the Company’s non-GAAP presentations are not intended to present, and should not be used, as a basis for assessing what its operating results might be if it were to eliminate its stock-based compensation programs. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing full disclosure of the net income (loss) and earnings (loss) per share on a basis prepared in accordance with GAAP to enable investors to consider net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share determined under GAAP as well as on an adjusted basis, and perform their own analysis, as appropriate. As a result of the foregoing limitations, the Company does not use, nor does the Company intend to use, the non-GAAP financial measures when assessing the Company’s performance against that of other companies.

Estimating stock-based compensation expense and the related tax effects for a future period is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the price of the Company’s stock and the number of option exercises and sales during the quarter.

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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