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OMNIVISION Rolls Out Wireless Skype[#trade] IP Camera Reference Design for Home Surveillance
Jun 04, 2012


SANTA CLARA, Calif., — June 4, 2012 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, and Marvell® (NASDAQ: MRVL), a global leader in integrated silicon solutions, today launched a wireless Skype IP security camera, designed to allow smartphones, tablets and notebooks to remotely access the camera’s video feed over the Internet. Utilizing OmniVision’s low-power, high sensitivity OV7740 CameraChip™ image sensor and Marvell’s advanced application processing and network solutions, the wireless Skype IP camera enables a complete, end-to-end security package, making it an attractive solution for home surveillance systems providers.

“We’ve teamed up with Marvell to enable a camera that sets a new industry standard for easy-to-use home security systems,” said Roy Karunakaran, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. “Reflecting the rapid growth of mobile computing markets, this wireless Skype IP camera is designed to operate seamlessly with Skype-video enabled smartphones, tablets and notebooks. This enables users to access their cameras from anywhere through a dedicated Skype ID on their mobile devices to get live high-quality VGA video.”

“Previously, IP-based home surveillance systems were difficult to install and relied heavily on complex software configurations,” said Michael Kao, technical marketing manager at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “The new Skype IP camera is an important advancement for out-of-the-box home security system providers. Combined with Marvell’s highly integrated application platform, remote access software and consumer-friendly design, I’m incredibly excited to see how providers will leverage this new technology to take home security systems to the next level.”

Built on OmniVision’s powerful OmniPixel3-HS™ pixel architecture, the single-chip OV7740 captures clear VGA video at 60 frames per second (FPS) and sends the data to the OV780 video and audio processor, a critical component for high quality video compression. The Marvell PXA168 application processor supports the Skype platform, allowing the IP camera to act as a Skype video phone, while the Marvell Avastar™ 88W8787 network solution enables video transmission over any high-speed Wi-Fi network.

Private demonstrations of the Skype IP camera will be available at Computex, June 5-9, 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan. To schedule an appointment or live demo of the Skype IP camera with OmniVision, please contact Jerry Lu at, or to schedule with Marvell, please contact Sandy Ching at or +886-2-8177-7071 ext. 6185752.

Finished cameras using this reference design are available now from manufacturers. Please contact OmniVision for details.


About Marvell
Marvell is a global leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the term “Marvell” refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information please visit


Language Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the wireless Skype IP camera are forwardlooking 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 wireless Skype IP camera and/or the OV7740 or OV780, 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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