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Compact VGA Camera IC meets mobile device manufacturer needs.

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November 14, 2012 - Measuring 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.3 mm, reflowable OVM7695 VGA CameraCubeChip™ offers front-facing camera solution that minimizes assembly and tuning requirements. Solution captures VGA video at 30 fps and provides full-frame, sub-sampled, and cropped images in various formats via Serial Camera Control Bus (SCCB) interface. Built on 1.75 micron OmniBSI+™ pixel design, IC offers optimized sensitivity and image reproduction for maximum performance in difficult lighting conditions.

OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

1341 Orleans Dr., Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, USA

Original Press Release

OmniVision Launches Ultra-Compact VGA CameraCubeChip(TM) for Front-Facing Camera Applications

Press release date: October 31, 2012

OVM7695 Standard Reflowable Camera IC Requires Minimal Tuning, Offers Quicker Time to Market

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the industry's most compact VGA CameraCubeChip to date: the high-performance OVM7695. With a module size of 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.3 mm, the reflowable OVM7695 offers an easy-to-use front-facing camera solution that requires minimal assembly and tuning effort, making it a highly attractive solution for mobile device manufacturers.

"Front-facing cameras have quickly become a defining feature in mobile devices. As these devices continue down the path of miniaturization, manufacturers are tasked with providing a better video recording experience within tighter space constraints," said Aaron Chiang, senior technical marketing manager at OmniVision. "OmniVision recognized this trend early on and committed its most advanced backside illumination pixel technology to these VGA products. Using the OmniBSI+ pixel architecture, the OVM7695 delivers high-quality video that consumers have come to expect, in a remarkably thin form factor. In addition, the OVM7695, as a standard camera IC, has minimal tuning requirements and low inventory risks, which reduces production cost and time-to-market for manufacturers."

The OVM7695 is built on an optimized 1.75-micron OmniBSI+(TM) pixel design, offering improved sensitivity and image reproduction to deliver optimal performance in difficult lighting conditions. The OVM7695 captures high-quality VGA video at 30 frames per second (FPS) and provides full-frame, sub-sampled and cropped images in various formats through the Serial Camera Control Bus (SCCB) interface.

The OVM7695 is currently sampling and is expected to enter volume production by the first quarter of 2013.

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.

OmniVision® and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. CameraCubeChip(TM) and OmniBSI+(TM) are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Martijn Pierik, Impress Labs, +1-602-366-5599,  martijn@impresslabs.com; Company Contact: Scott Foster, OmniVision Technologies, +1-408-567-3077, sfoster@ovt.com; Investor Relations: Mary McGowan, Blackburn Communications, +1-408-653-3263, invest@ovt.com

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