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OmniVision Announces 13-Megapixel Image Sensor For Smartphones and Tablets

OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) today announced the OV13850, a new PureCel™ 13-megapixel CameraChip™ sensor for high-performance mobile devices. The OV13850 combines OmniVision's most advanced process technology and design methods to enable best-in-class low- and high-light performance. In addition to dramatically improved pixel performance, the OV13850 boasts best-in-class power efficiency, making it an ideal camera solution for high-end smartphones and tablets.

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"Industry analysts predict 13-megapixel to be the fastest growing resolution within primary cameras for mobile devices in 2014, with the potential to reach sales of more than 330 million units in 2014[1]. This anticipation stems from smartphone manufacturers' push to upgrade box specifications for high-end smartphones to support capture of higher resolution images and HD videos," said Harish Iyer, product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The low-power OV13850 delivers excellent high resolution video and images in an ultra-slim form-factor. Considering these end-user benefits, we expect the OV13850 to be a highly competitive offering for the next-generation smartphones and tablets. The OV13850 enables our customers to upgrade their cameras from 8-megapixels to 13-megapixels without sacrificing end-user

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