Camera Sensor provides low-light sensitivity.

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Built on 2 micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture, OV4689 CameraChip™ Sensor in 16:9 native format captures full-resolution 4 MP HD video at 90 fps, 1080p HD at 120 fps with electronic image stabilization, and 720p HD at 180 fps. Staggered high dynamic range ensures smooth motion capture while recording high-quality images and video under extreme variations of bright and dark conditions. Available in 6.6 x 5.8 mm chip scale package, sensor supports surveillance and security applications.

Original Press Release:

OmniVision Launches High Frame Rate 4-Megapixel CameraChip(TM) Sensor for Security Applications

New OV4689 Delivers High Dynamic Range and Best-In-Class Low-Light Sensitivity

SANTA CLARA, Calif., -- OmniVision Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV4689, a new high performance 4-megapixel CameraChip(TM) sensor in a native 16:9 format, designed for next-generation surveillance and security applications. Utilizing an advanced 2-micron OmniBSI-2(TM) pixel architecture, the OV4689 delivers best-in-class low light sensitivity and high dynamic range (HDR) while capturing high definition images and video at high frame rates. OmniVision views the OV4689 as the ideal camera solution for capturing high-contrast images and high definition (HD) video in difficult lighting conditions.

"The OV4689 comes to market at a time when security and surveillance camera systems are transitioning from analog CCTV to high quality digital solutions," said Hasan Gadjali, vice president of worldwide marketing and business development at OmniVision. "With its best-in-class low-light sensitivity, HDR and OmniBSI-2 pixel performance, the OV4689 sets a new benchmark in digital imaging for IP and security cameras.  It is designed to meet customers' desire for higher resolution image capturing in the standard 1/3-inch optical size, while also providing superior low-light performance."

Built on the 2-micron OmniBSI-2(TM) pixel architecture, the OV4689 captures full-resolution 4-megapixel HD video at 90 frames per second (FPS), 1080p HD at 120 FPS with electronic image stabilization (EIS), and 720p HD at 180 FPS. The OV4689's staggered HDR ensures smooth motion capture while recording high-quality images and video under extreme variations of bright and dark conditions, resulting in excellent high-contrast scene reproduction. Furthermore, the sensor's narrow chief ray angle (CRA) has been optimized specifically for security and surveillance applications.

The 1/3-inch OV4689 is available in a small 6.6 x 5.8 mm chip scale package (CSP). It is currently being sampled and is expected to enter mass production in the first quarter of 2014.

About OmniVision

OmniVision Technologies Inc. (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

OmniVision(®) and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. CameraChip(TM) and OmniBSI-2(TM) are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT:  Company, Scott Foster, OmniVision Technologies,  408.567.3077,

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