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OmniVision Launches 1/4-Inch 8-Megapixel Sensor With Video-in-Video Support For Mainstream Mobile Devices

The OV8858 supports an active array of 3264 x 2448 pixels (8-megapixel) operating at 30 frames per second (FPS) for zero shutter lag to enable high-speed photography. The sensor is capable of recording 1080p high definition (HD) video at 60 FPS, or 720p HD video at 90 FPS, each with additional pixels for electronic image stabilization (EIS). The OV8858, when paired with OmniVision's latest 2-megapixel  sensors, can provide full resolution ViV snapshot images at 15 FPS and preview ViV video at 30 FPS.

The OV8858 fits into an 8.5 x 8.5 mm camera module with a build height of approximately 4 mm. It is currently available for sampling and is expected to begin volume production in the second quarter of 2014.

About PureCel™OmniVision's new PureCel™ product line of CMOS image sensors deliver best-in-class pixel performance, enabling the capture of extraordinarily detailed images and video even in challenging lighting conditions. PureCel™ image sensors by OmniVision use innovative proprietary packaging and pixel technology to deliver industry-leading photon conversion, full-well capacity (FWC) and light sensitivity, while significantly reducing power consumption compared to previous-generation image sensors. The result is dramatically enhanced image and video quality in both high- and low-light conditions. OmniVision views PureCel™ image sensors as the future of high-performance digital imaging solutions.

About OmniVisionOmniVision 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.

Safe-Harbor Language Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the OV8858 and PureCel image sensors , as well as anticipated timing of mass production of the OV8858 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 OV8858, customer 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 annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

OmniVision® and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. PureCel™, ViV™ and CameraChip™ are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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