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.
"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. 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