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OMNIVISION Technologies Achieves Record Quarter-To-Quarter Growth in Second Quarter of Fiscal 2004
Nov 19, 2003

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2003 – OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OVTI) reported that in the three months ended October 31, 2003, the second quarter of its fiscal year ending April 30, 2004, it earned net income of $11.6 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, on revenues of $68.5 million, compared to net income of $3.0 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, on revenues of $21.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2003.

Revenues grew by 215% year-to-year and by 47% quarter-to-quarter. “We achieved our greatest quarter-to-quarter revenue growth to date, thanks to wide diversity in customers and to strong contributions from the cell-phone, digitalcamera, and video-game markets,” said Shaw Hong, president and chief executive officer.

For the three months ended October 31, 2003, gross profit was $26.1 million, or 38.0% of revenues, and included approximately $441,000 from the sale of previously written off inventory. Without the sale of previously written off inventory, gross margin would have been 37.6%, and net income would have been approximately $11.4 million, or $0.38 per diluted share. In the comparable period a year ago, gross profit was $8.7 million, or 39.9% of revenues, and included approximately $957,000 from the sale of previously written off inventory; without the sale of previously written off inventory, second-quarter fiscal 2003 gross margin would have been 37.2%, and net income would have been approximately $2.2 million, or $0.09 per diluted share.

During the quarter ended October 31, 2003, direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and value-added resellers accounted for approximately 71% of revenues, with the balance of approximately 29% coming through the Company’s distributors.

As of October 31, 2003, the Company had $186 million in cash and short-term investments, $208 million in working capital, $232 million in stockholders’ equity, and no debt.

For the quarter ending January 31, 2004, the Company currently expects to report earnings of $0.40 to $0.42 per diluted share of on revenues of $74 million to $78 million; these expectations do not presume the sale of any previously written off inventory.

Teleconference

At 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST) today, November 19, 2003, the Company will hold a teleconference to discuss the financial results and future plans and prospects. To participate in the teleconference, please call (toll free) 877-523-2171 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time. For international callers, the dial-in number is 706-634-1478. One may also listen live via the Internet at the Company’s Website, www.ovt.com, or at www.FullDisclosure.com.

Safe-Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this press release, including statements relating to the Company’s expectations regarding revenue and earnings per share for the quarter ending January 31, 2004 are “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, and actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the following: the degree to which intense competition might affect the Company’s ability to compete successfully in current and emerging markets for image sensor products; risks associated with the Company’s ability to obtain design wins from camera, cell phone and other image sensor device manufacturers which could inhibit the Company’s ability to sustain and grow its business; risks associated with wafer manufacturing yields and other manufacturing processes, which could materially and adversely affect the Company’s revenue and earnings and its ability to satisfy customer demand; risks associated with the Company’s planned streamlining and consolidation of manufacturing processes which could adversely affect the Company’s operating expenses and its ability to sustain and expand its business; risks associated with the development of current and emerging markets for CMOS image sensor products, generally, and the Company’s products, specifically, which could result in lower revenues and earnings and adversely affect the Company’s business and prospects; risks associated with the development of new products which would adversely affect the Company’s ability to compete successfully in the CMOS image sensor market; the Company’s dependence upon a few key customers, the loss of one or more of such key customers could materially and adversely affect the Company’s business and results of operations; a decline in the average selling price of the Company’s products, which could result in a decline in the Company’s revenues and gross margins; and the 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 quarterly report filed on Form 10-Q. The Company disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

Contact:

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
John T. Rossi, CFO
408-542-3000

Silverman Heller Associates
Philip Bourdillon/Eugene Heller
310-208-2550

 

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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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