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OmniVision 1.3 And 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital CameraChips

OmniVision 1.3 And 2.0 Mega Pixel Digital CameraChips Selected for Polaroid and Cool iCAM Digital Cameras>/b>\r\n
\r\nSAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 28, 2002–OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OVTI – News), a market-leading independent supplier of CMOS CameraChip(TM) solutions for high-volume imaging applications, today announced it is providing 1.3 and 2.0 Mega Pixel CameraChips for Polaroid brand digital still cameras. Marketed by World Wide Licenses Ltd. (WWL), a subsidiary of Character Group plc. (London Stock Exchange: CCT – News), OmniVision CameraChips(TM) will be used in more than 12 separate digital cameras. In addition to the Polaroid branded products, OmniVision’s CMOS CameraChips will also be used in various Cool iCAM digital cameras also marketed by WWL. Polaroid brand cameras utilizing OmniVision CameraChips(TM) are expected in retail outlets in time for the holiday season.“;“\“This is a great opportunity for OmniVision,\“ stated John Lynch, VP Sales and Marketing at OmniVision. \“Polaroid is a household name in camera technologies, and WWL’s manufacturing and marketing strength can definitely help drive volume. This makes their selection of OmniVision’s CameraChips an important design win for us.\“\r\n
\r\n\“OmniVision is an ideal partner for WWL,\“ stated Giovanni Tomaselli, Managing Director for WWL. \“They have a strong leadership position relative to high resolution CameraChip technology, and we wanted to partner with a company that could help us maintain a technology edge. We look forward to a long working relationship with OmniVision.\“\r\n
\r\nLaunched in November of 2001, OmniVision’s OV9620 is a 1.3 million pixel resolution color CameraChip for digital still cameras and requires minimal power to produce keepsake quality prints. Similarly, the OV2610 was announced in June of 2002 and is a 2 million-pixel resolution CameraChip that is pin-for-pin compatible with the OV9620. Both CameraChips utilize a 1/2-inch lens format and operate on 3.3 volts. The combination of high resolution and low power consumption enables camera manufacturers to provide competitive resolution camera solutions with greater battery life than competing CCD based solutions.\r\n
\r\nPricing and Availability\r\n
\r\nOmniVision’s OV9620 CameraChip is available in production volumes for below $10.00. The OV2610 is available in production volumes for below $13.00. Please contact OmniVision via e-mail at or by visiting our website at\r\n
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