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May 30, 2015 4:39 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Ambarella, Inc.

Company Overview

Ambarella, Inc. develops semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition (HD) video capture, sharing, and display worldwide. The company’s system-on-a-chip designs integrated HD video processing, image processing, audio processing, and system functions onto a single chip for delivering video and image quality, differentiated functionality, and low power consumption. Its solutions enable the creation of video content for wearable sports cameras, automotive aftermarket cameras, professional and consumer Internet Protocol (IP) security cameras, telepresence cameras, and unmanned aerial vehicles in the camera market; and manage IP video traffic, broadcast encoding and tr...

3101 Jay Street

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2004

524 Employees

Phone:

408-734-8888

Fax:

408-734-0788

Key Executives for Ambarella, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 50
Total Annual Compensation: $340.0K
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Director
Age: 57
Total Annual Compensation: $320.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 62
Total Annual Compensation: $320.0K
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $245.0K
Vice President of Business Development
Age: 49
Total Annual Compensation: $223.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Ambarella, Inc. Key Developments

Ambarella, Inc. Announces Availability of S2Lm-Based Battery-Powered IP Camera Reference Design

Ambarella, Inc. announced availability of the S2Lm-based battery-powered IP camera reference design. The reference design enables fast development of a new generation of small, high-quality, battery-powered Full HD security cameras suitable for both professional and consumer security applications. The reference design is based on Ambarella’s new S2Lm ultra low-power HD camera System-On-Chip (SoC), which can start recording Full HD 1080p30 video in less than 500ms from wake up, and provides up to six months of battery life. A full-featured Linux® Software Development Kit (SDK) is included for networking and customer applications including cloud streaming and analytics. The Ambarella S2Lm reference design supports a feature set similar to that found on high-quality AC-powered IP cameras. Advanced image processing provides clear video in challenging lighting conditions, while the company's SmartAVC(TM) streaming technology delivers very low bit rates even for Full HD video streaming. The S2Lm SoC includes a powerful ARM® Cortex-A9 CPU to run customer applications including advanced analytics that minimize false motion notifications. Additionally, the SoC integrates on-chip de-warping of wide-angle lenses for cameras with a wide field of view. The Linux SDK includes reference implementations for low-power standby operation, wake-on-Wi-Fi and fast boot to Linux.

Ambarella, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended January 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter Ending April 30, 2015

Ambarella, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended January 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $64,700,000 against $39,967,000 for the same period in the last year. Income from operations was $17,119,000 against $5,702,000 for the same period in the last year. Income before income taxes was $17,166,000 against $5,708,000 for the same period in the last year. Net income was $17,674,000 or $0.53 per diluted share against $5,533,000 or $0.18 per diluted share for the same period in the last year. Non-GAAP net income – diluted was $22,592,000 or $0.68 per share against $8,177,000 or $0.26 per share for the same period in the last year. Cash from operations in the quarter was $16.5 million. For the year, the company reported revenue of $218,278,000 against $157,608,000 for the same period in the last year. Income from operations was $51,861,000 against $27,917,000 for the same period in the last year. Income before income taxes was $52,036,000 against $27,895,000 for the same period in the last year. Net income was $50,571,000 or $1.57 per diluted share against $25,654,000 or $0.85 per diluted share for the same period in the last year. Non-GAAP net income – diluted was $64,424,000 or $2.00 per share against $33,175,000 or $1.10 per share for the same period in the last year. For the full year of fiscal year 2015, the company generated $52.3 million of cash from operations compared to $34.4 million in the previous fiscal year. For the first quarter ending April 30, 2015, the company expects revenues to be between $64 million and $68 million. This represents an increase of between 56% and 66% over first quarter of last year. The company estimates non-GAAP gross margins to be between 62% and 64% compared to 64.3% in fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 and 62.7% in the first quarter of 2015 of the prior year. The company expects non-GAAP net income for the first quarter to be between $18 million and $20 million. The company is using an estimated non-GAAP annualized effective tax rate of 9% for net income amounts. As a result of the stronger revenues, the company expects fiscal 2016 operating margins to improve to the high 20% range.

Ambarella, Inc. Presents at Pacific Crest 10th Annual Emerging Technology Summit 2015, Mar-04-2015 02:30 PM

Ambarella, Inc. Presents at Pacific Crest 10th Annual Emerging Technology Summit 2015, Mar-04-2015 02:30 PM. Venue: Park Central Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States. Speakers: Feng-Ming Wang, Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, George Laplante, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer.

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