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OMNIVISION Technologies Completes Acquisition of CDM Optics
Apr 20, 2005

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 20, 2005 — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI) reported today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held CDM Optics, Inc. (“CDM”) and that CDM has become a wholly owned subsidiary of OmniVision. All of CDM’s eighteen employees are expected to stay with CDM at its existing location in Boulder, Colorado.

CDM is the exclusive licensee of a patented technology, known as Wavefront Coding™, that substantially increases the performance of an imaging system by increasing the depth of field and/or correcting optical aberrations within the image. For example, in transforming the task of focusing a lens from an opto-mechanical process to one of optical encoding and signal processing, Wavefront Coding is expected to significantly reduce the size and complexity of the auto-focus function on future camera modules utilizing OmniVision sensors.

The closing consideration consisted of $10 million in cash and approximately 515,000 shares of OmniVision common stock (which will be registered for resale with the SEC within 30 days of the closing). OmniVision will pay an additional $10 million in cash upon the shipment of a pre-determined number of revenue-producing products incorporating CDM’s technology OmniVision expects to have product samples available within 12 to 18 months, with shipments expected to commence 3 to 6 months thereafter.

According to Peter V. Leigh, OmniVision’s chief financial officer, CDM and the costs associated with the acquisition will be included in the Company’s fiscal year-end balance sheet at April 30, 2005, and CDM’s results of operations will be included in OmniVision’s financial statements commencing in its fiscal year 2006, which begins on May 1, 2005. The Company does not expect to record any one-time acquisitionrelated charges in the current quarter ending April 30, 2005. The Company currently anticipates that the acquisition’s initial effect on net income will not exceed $0.01 per share per quarter.

 

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Statement Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the capabilities of and prospects for Wavefront Coding technology, the ability of OmniVision and CDM to develop and integrate such technology successfully, the financial statement impact of the development and integration of such technology and of the related operations at CDM, as well as the time frames within which such technology is expected to begin sampling and reach production and shipment in OmniVision products, 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, costs and expenses, manufacturing issues or other problems associated with such technology; customer acceptance and demand for products incorporating such technology; and the 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 reports 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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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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