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Updated: February 9th, 2009 09:57 AM CDT

OmniVision Simplifies Mobile Phone Design With New CameraCube Technology

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Innovation Fuels Future Growth

Initially targeted at the low-end mobile phone market, the ultra-small size and thermal tolerance characteristics (up to 260 degrees C), make CameraCube devices well suited for a number of emerging markets including notebook PC, surveillance, automotive and medical cameras. "Consumer demand continues to drive the trend toward miniaturization and lower costs. With the introduction of CameraCube technology, OmniVision is in lock-step with the evolution of the mobile phone," said Pamela Tufegdzic , Consumer Electronics analyst at iSuppli, a leading market research firm. "By leveraging their expertise in CSP packaging and wafer-level optics, OmniVision has developed a viable solution for the highly-competitive mobile phone market, where cost and fast time-to-market is critical."

Product Availability

The new CameraCube devices, which include the OVM6680 (400 x 400 SGA) and OVM7690 (VGA), are immediately available in volume production. For more information visit http://www.ovt.com/cameracube or contact your local sales representative.

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, digital still and video cameras, webcams, security and surveillance, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at http://www.ovt.com.

Safe-Harbor Language

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance and capabilities of, the anticipated demand for and the expected time frame for volume production of the CameraCube technology and devices 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 the CameraCube technology; customer and market 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 most recent annual report filed on Form 10-K and its most recent quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

OmniVision(R) and OmniPixel(R) are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. The OmniVision logo, CameraChip(TM), CameraCube(TM), TrueFocus(TM), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3(TM), OmniPixel3-HS(TM) and OmniBSI(TM) are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.


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