OmniVision Announces Availability of Optimized Algorithm Library for ARM Mali GPU Technology

Technology Enables Significant Reductions in Execution Time and Power Consumption

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas the immediate availability of an OpenCL optimized imaging algorithm library ideally suited for ARM® Mali GPUs. The library includes advanced imaging features such as 3D noise suppression, chroma noise reduction, de-fringe and de-haze and is targeted at smartphones, tablets and notebooks.

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"Through our close collaboration with ARM, we have developed imaging solutions that make effective use of the heterogeneous architecture of next generation application processors containing GPU Compute capable GPUs such as the ARM Mali GPU family," said Johnson Shan, Vice President of Software Algorithm Engineering at OmniVision. "The new algorithm library dramatically reduces execution time and power consumption, resulting in an enhanced user experience and extended battery life."

"The delivery of advanced imaging solutions using ARM Mali GPUs which feature GPU compute carries the potential to redefine the mobile experience," said Dennis Laudick, VP partner marketing, media processing group, ARM. "Industry leaders such as OmniVision are delivering the kind of advanced technology that can take imaging quality to a new level. At the same time, their technology can offer major benefits for OEMs and chip designers through significant cost, risk and time to market reduction."

About OmniVision
OmniVision 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

About ARM
ARM is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

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Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the optimized imaging algorithm library for the ARM Mali GPU 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 the library, 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.

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