SANTA CLARA, Calif., — November 5, 2015 — OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced two high performance 5-megapixel image sensors, the OV5675 and OV5695. Designed to be cost-competitive camera solutions for front-facing camera applications in smartphones and tablets, the two sensors feature improved designs that offer superior image and video quality in more compact and power-efficient packages.
“Front-facing cameras in smartphones and tablets have evolved quickly from low-resolution sensors with limited functionality and relatively low consumer expectations to high performance sensors with a host of advanced features,” said Archie de Guzman, senior product marketing manager at OMNIVISION. “In this regard, we have developed the OV5675 and OV5695 as cost-effective upgrade solutions that can capture more dynamic and detailed images and video, via improved resolution and pixel performance.”
Built on OMNIVISION’s 1.12-micron PureCel® technology, the 1/5-inch OV5675 is the smallest 5-megapixel image sensor currently available on the market today. The sensor can capture full resolution video in a native 4:3 aspect ratio at 30 frames per second (FPS), or 720p and 1080p video at 60 FPS. Compared to previous generation image sensors, the OV5675 offers improved quantum efficiency, crosstalk, and power efficiency in a compact package with a z-height of less than 4 mm.
The 1/4-inch OV5695 utilizes OMNIVISION’s 1.4-micron OmniBSI+™ pixel architecture to capture full resolution video in a native 4:3 aspect ratio at 30 FPS, 1080p video at 30 FPS, or 720p video at 60 FPS with support for interlaced high dynamic range (iHDR). The sensor’s exceptional low-light sensitivity enhances image and video quality when recording in low-light conditions, and reduces user dependence on the device’s front-facing flash functionality. Additionally, the OV5695 supports low power mode, which further reduces power consumption and improves battery life.
The OV5675 and OV5695 are expected to be shipping in volume production at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, as well as anticipated timing of mass production, of the OV5675 and OV5695 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 OV5675 and OV5695, 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.