OmniVision's 1/10-Inch OV7680 VGA Camera Chip Ships to Customers Worldwide


SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 2 /- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OVTI), a leading independent supplier of CMOS CameraChip(TM) solutions for high-volume imaging applications, today announced that it recently started shipping volume production quantities of its OV7680 1/10-inch VGA CameraChip sensor to customers worldwide. The OV7680 offers a cost-effective, ultra-thin camera module solution for entry-level camera phones as well as for secondary cameras in 3G handsets.

The OV7680 features a unique non-linear micro-lens shift technology that significantly reduces the distance between the sensor and the lens and consequently enables the height of the camera module to be reduced to just 2.5 mm without compromising quality or performance. The OV7680 can operate at 30 frames per second in VGA resolution making it especially well suited for video conferencing, whether as the secondary camera in 3G phones or as the primary camera in PC notebooks.

The OV7680 single-chip, high performance VGA CameraChip sensor incorporates a 2.2-micron pixel size built on OmniPixel2(TM) technology for maximum sensitivity and excellent low light performance. The new VGA image sensor delivers low noise, low power consumption, a wide dynamic range and enables a module size of just 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 mm, dimensions that allow for a single element plastic lens design.

About OmniVision
OmniVision Technologies, Inc. designs and markets high-performance semiconductor image sensors. Its OmniPixel(R) and CameraChip(TM) 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/ .

OmniVision(R), OmniVision logo and OmniPixel(R) are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc., CameraChip(TM) and OmniPixel2(TM) are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc..

CONTACT: company contact, Scott Foster, +1-408-542-3077, sfoster@ovt.com

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