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OmniVision Launches The World's Most Power-Efficient 1080p/60 High Definition Image Sensor

PureCel??? OV2740 Image Sensor Delivers Best-In-Class 1080p HD Video to Front-Facing Cameras in Smartphones, Tablets, and Notebooks

June 02, 2014 --

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV2740, an ultra-low power, full high-definition (FHD) PureCel image sensor. By consuming only 90mW of power when recording 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second (FPS), the OV2740 is the lowest power 1080p/60 HD image sensor currently on the market, making it an ideal front-facing camera solution for next-generation smartphones, tablets, notebooks and Ultrabooks.

OmniVision's low-power OV2740 PureCel(TM) sensor brings best-in-class HD videos to front-facing cameras in mobile devices.

"Front-facing cameras in smartphones and tablets have quickly become a standard feature. Industry analysts estimate that an increasing fraction of mobile devices will contain both front- and rear-facing cameras, with nearly two billion front-facing cameras expected to have been incorporated into smartphones and tablets by 20171," said Archie de Guzman, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "As part of our PureCel product family, the OV2740 is a no-compromise HD front-facing camera solution targeted at a wide range of advanced mobile devices, where battery life and image quality are critical differentiating factors."

Built on a 1.4-micron backside illuminated pixel, the OV2740 PureCel image sensor achieves a 50 percent improvement in full-well capacity (FWC) and a 30 percent improvement in sensitivity, compared to previous generation OmniVision sensors. The OV2740 records best-in-class 1080p HD video at 60 FPS and 720p HD video at 90 FPS, and uses staggered high dynamic range (HDR) to minimize motion artifacts to capture crisp, clear video in difficult lighting conditions.


The OV2740 is the only 1080p HD image sensor announced to date that features light-sensing mode (LSM) and ultra-low power mode (ULPM), enabling advanced features such as motion detection or gesture control. Additionally, the sensor is stereo ready with frame synchronization to support a host of depth perception applications.

The OV2740 fits into an ultra-compact 5 x 5 x 3 mm module. It is currently sampling and is expected to enter volume production in the third quarter of 2014.

About OmniVision
OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at www.ovt.com.

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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 OV2740 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 OV2740, 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.

OmniVision and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. PureCel is a trademark of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

1 Source: TSR "1st Half 2013 CCD/CMOS Area Image Sensor Market Analysis"

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