OmniVision's OV10630 Selected by Tesla Motors to Enable Advanced Rear-View Camera Application

  OmniVision's OV10630 Selected by Tesla Motors to Enable Advanced Rear-View
                              Camera Application

OmniVision's Megapixel Color SOC Sensor Delivers 720p HD Video with
Industry-Leading High Dynamic Range

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --OmniVision Technologies,
Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging
solutions, today announced that its OV10630 image sensor was selected by Tesla
Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) to support the manufacturer's rear-view camera system in
Model S, the world's first premium electric sedan. The megapixel OV10630 was
chosen by Tesla Motors for its ability to combine 720p high definition (HD)
video with industry-leading color high dynamic range (HDR) to produce crisp,
clear images in even the most challenging lighting conditions.

"OmniVision's OV10630 delivers extremely high performance on a single chip,"
said Satish Jeyachandran, senior manager, hardware development at Tesla
Motors. "Its ability to provide high quality HD video allowed us to design and
integrate the industry's first HD camera into our 17-inch infotainment system.
The quality and field-of-view of the images provide Model S drivers an
unparalleled driving experience even in challenging lighting conditions."

"Driven by both anticipated legal/regulatory requirements and consumer demand,
rear-view cameras and other vision- and sensing-based driver assist systems
are experiencing high adoption rates in next-generation vehicle designs
around the world," said Inayat Khajasha, senior product marketing manager at
OmniVision. "The OV10630 is our flagship sensor, designed to meet the
stringent requirements of this rapidly growing market. We believe that the
selection of this sensor by a leading-edge manufacturer like Tesla Motors
underscores our leadership role in shaping the future of automotive imaging."

The megapixel OV10630 is a fully integrated system-on-chip (SoC) image sensor
ideally suited for wide field-of-view and multi-camera applications. Its
unparalleled ability to simultaneously deliver high-quality 720p HD video at
30 frames per second and superior scene information content is a key feature
for applications that require concurrent vision and sensing functions.
Featuring unique split pixel technology, the image sensor samples scene
information for HDR multi-capture simultaneously rather than sequentially,
minimizing motion artifacts and delivering superior image quality in the most
demanding conditions.

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 Tesla

Tesla's goal is to accelerate the world's transition to electric mobility.
Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV power
train components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Tesla has delivered
more than 2,350 Roadsters to customers worldwide. Model S, the first premium
sedan to be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, began deliveries
in June 2012. For more information visit

Safe-Harbor Language

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the
expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal  of
the OV10630 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 OV10630, 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.

OmniVision® and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision
Technologies, Inc.

SOURCE OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

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