OmniVision's 1/4 Inch, 2 Megapixel Camera Chip Now in Volume Production
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OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
1341 Orleans Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Press release date: June 28, 2006
Industry Enabling CameraChip Brings Leading Image Quality to Camera Phones
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28 / -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI), a world leading supplier of CMOS image sensors, today announced that volume production of its 1/4-inch, 2 megapixel OV2640 CameraChip(TM) product is well under way. Large quantities are already being shipped to several customers, including a major European handset maker. The OV2640 enables a very small 2 megapixel fixed focus camera module that fits the popular 8 x 8 mm sockets used in most 1.3 megapixel camera phones allowing for an easy upgrade.
"Bringing the OV2640 to volume production gives OmniVision a strong competitive edge in the migration of today's camera phones towards providing digital still camera quality pictures," said Jess Lee, Vice President for OmniVision's Mainstream Products. "This is the first 1/4-inch, 2 megapixel camera chip available in large volumes, which underscores OmniVision's commitment to driving the miniaturization trend in the mid to high-end camera phone market."
The OV2640 incorporates the many process and design improvements of OmniVision's revolutionary OmniPixel2(TM) technology, which includes more vibrant color reproduction, a higher fill factor and significant improvements in quantum efficiency and "full well" capacity. All these elements result in a very small but highly sensitive 2.2 micron pixel.
In addition to driving down pixel size and overall footprint, OmniVision has made significant improvements in image quality and camera performance, both through enhanced pixel performance (OmniPixel2(TM)) and the addition of OmniQSP(TM) technology, an advanced image signal processing capability that provides high-grade picture processing.
About OmniVision OmniVision Technologies, Inc. designs and markets high-performance semiconductor image sensors. Its OmniPixel and CameraChip products are highly integrated single-chip CMOS image sensors for mass-market consumer and commercial applications such as mobile phones, digital still cameras, security and surveillance systems, interactive video games, PCs and automotive imaging systems. Additional information is available at www.ovt.com.
NOTE: OmniVision is a registered trademark of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OmniPixel, OmniPixel2, OmniQSP and CameraChip are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
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