FIRST VOLUME SHIPMENTS MADE TO SEVERAL MAJOR HANDSET CUSTOMERS
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — February 15, 2006 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a world leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, today at the 3GSM World Congress announced that it has started volume production and shipments of its OV7670 VGA and OV9655 1.3 megapixel CameraChips. Both image sensors have received high levels of interest in recent months and are now shipping in volume to several major handset customers.
Earlier this month, the OV7670 VGA sensor drew attention when it was announced that this CameraChip enabled the manufacture of ultra-thin handsets. Customers have taken advantage of this newly designed, high-performance VGA sensor, which measures just 6 x 6 x 4.1mm.
The OV9655, introduced in the second half of 2005, is a newly improved, feature-rich ¼ inch, 1.3 megapixel CameraChip with LCD scaler and enhanced image processing. It is currently considered the best performing 1.3 megapixel mobile imager available in volume. Since its introduction, the OV9655 has been designed into numerous new handset designs that are expected to hit the market this month and throughout the rest of the year.
For more information on the OV7670 and OV9655 CameraChips, visit www.ovt.com
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance, achievements and capabilities of the OV7670/OV9655 CMOS image sensors, 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 OV7670/OV9655 CMOS image sensors; the rapid changes in technical requirements for camera phone products; competitive risks; as well as other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision’s most recent annual report filed on Form 10-K and most recent quarterly report filed on Form 10-Q.. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.