OmniVision Technologies Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in May 1995 in California, and reincorporated in Delaware in March 2000. The Company designs, develops and markets high-performance, highly integrated and cost-efficient semiconductor image-sensor devices. Its products include image-sensing devices namely CameraChip image sensors. Its image sensors capture an image electronically and are used in a number of consumer and commercial mass-market applications. Its CameraChip image sensors are manufactured using the complementary metal oxide semiconductor, or CMOS, fabrication process and are predominantly single-chip solutions that integrate several distinct functions including image capture, image processing, color processing, signal conversion and output of a fully processed image or video stream. It sells directly to OEMs and VARs and indirectly through distributors. OEMs include branded camera device manufacturers and contract manufacturers. The Company sells its products through a direct sales force and indirectly through distributors. It relies on a combination of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as nondisclosure agreements and other methods, to protect various aspects of its CameraChip and CameraCubeChip image sensors. Its competitors include ON Semiconductor, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba.