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OMNIVISION’s OV2718 Brings Best-in-Class Low Light Sensitivity and HD Video to Mainstream Security Cameras
Oct 28, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — October 28, 2015 — OMNIVISION Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV2718, a high definition (HD) CameraChip™ sensor designed for high-performance security cameras. The 1/3-inch OV2718 leverages OMNIVISION’s OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture to deliver best-in-class low-light sensitivity, high dynamic range (HDR), and 1080p HD video, making it well-suited for mainstream security and surveillance systems.

“Industry analysts predict a strong demand for image sensors with high quality 1080p HD video recording capabilities in mainstream commercial security systems. The OV2718, a sensor that offers such capabilities in a standard 1/3-inch format widely adopted in the industry, is designed to directly address that demand,” said Chris Yiu, senior strategic marketing manager at OMNIVISION. “The OV2718 delivers best-in-class low-light sensitivity for 1080p security cameras. This sensitivity, paired with OMNIVISION’s HDR technology, enables excellent scene reproduction even in challenging lighting conditions, which is essential for surveillance cameras.”

Built on OMNIVISION’s OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture, the 1/3-inch OV2718 can record 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second (FPS) in HDR mode. The OV2718 leverages OMNIVISION’s in-pixel HDR technology to capture crisp, clear images and video when recording in high- and low-light environments, a critical benefit for security and surveillance cameras.

The OV2718 is currently available for sampling, and is expected to enter volume production by the end of 2015.

Safe-Harbor Language
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, as well as anticipated timing of volume production, of the OV2718 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 OV2718, 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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