Ambarella, Inc. Announces Availability of the Ambarella A12W Wearable Security Reference Design Kit
Jan 6 15
Ambarella, Inc. announced availability of the Ambarella A12W Wearable Security Reference Design Kit (RDK). The A12W RDK enables fast development of a new generation of compact, ultra low-power, body-worn HD video cameras suitable for police and security applications. The RDK is based on the new Ambarella A12W ultra low-power HD camera System-On-Chip (SoC) which can encode a Full HD 1080p30 video stream plus a second HD stream for dual lens camera designs with wireless streaming. The A12W includes advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for stable video recording during motion and High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing for clear images in challenging light conditions. Fabricated in low power 28nm process technology, the A12W supports the long battery life requirements of wearable police and security cameras. The market for body-worn police and security cameras is set to expand as police departments and citizens increasingly demand clear video evidence. Ambarella's A12W wearable security reference design kit enables development of Full HD, dual lens, wearable cameras capable of working in extreme light conditions and streaming video directly to the cloud. The A12W system supports dual camera inputs; the main body-worn camera is capable of encoding Full HD at 60 frames per second (fps) or 2560x1440 at 15fps, while a second, head or shoulder mounted camera, captures video in Full HD at 30fps. The system is able to wirelessly stream video via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or 4G/LTE. The A12W includes a powerful ARM® Cortex®-A9 CPU to run customer applications and analytics software, and also integrates on-chip de-warping for wide-angle camera designs. The A12W RDK includes a complete software developer's kit with full photographic and video functionality as well as wireless connectivity options.
Ambarella, Inc. Introduces H1 Camera SoC Doubles Ultra HD Frame Rate for Sports and Flying Cameras
Jan 6 15
Ambarella, Inc. introduced the H1 camera System-On-Chip for a new generation of sports and quad copter cameras (flying cameras). The Ambarella H1 supports 4K Ultra HD H.264 video encoding at 60 frames per second for high-speed live-action recording with smooth slow-motion capabilities. It also supports the new H.265/HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) video standard for 4K Ultra HD encoding at up to 30 frames per second, providing higher image quality at lower bitrates as well as faster video uploads and higher resolution video streaming. A new generation of Image Sensor Pipeline (ISP) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing delivers high quality video and high megapixel photos even under extreme lighting conditions. The H1 also includes advanced Electronic Image Stabilization for stable video recording during windy or high motion conditions. The Ambarella H1 integrates a hardware de-warping engine supporting 360-degree panoramic cameras. In addition to 4K Ultra HD encoding, it also supports 1,440 p (QHD) video at 120 frames per second and 1,080 p video at 240 frames per second, for smooth slow-motion playback. The integration of a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with floating point and NEONTM provides significant processing power for customer applications including analytics and wireless networking. Its USB host provides connectivity with 4G/LTE solutions. First half feature summary: H.264 (AVC) Baseline/Main/High Profile Level 5.2 encoding up to 4K Ultra HD resolution at 60 frames per second. H.265 (HEVC) Main Profile encoding up to 4Kp30 video. Next generation Image Sensor Pipeline with 4Kp30 high ISO processing for excellent low-light imaging. Sensor capture rate of up to 2 Gigapixels per second with high-speed SLVS-EC/SLVS/MIPI/HiSPi interfaces supporting up to 64-Megapixel (MP) sensor resolution. Line-interleaved multi-exposure High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing. Real-time hardware-accelerated de-warping for 360-degree panoramic lenses. Enhanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with rolling shutter correction. 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with floating point, NEON and 1 MByte full speed L2 cache. Rich set of SoC interfaces includes support for DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR2, USB 2.0 host and device, HDMI 2.0 with 4Kp60 support, SDXC SD card, and dual sensor interfaces. USB host for 4G/LTE module connectivity. Low-power 28 nm process technology.
Ambarella, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended October 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending January 31, 2015
Dec 4 14
Ambarella, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $65,689,000 against $45,990,000 for the same period in the last year. Income from operations was $18,651,000 against $10,064,000 for the same period in the last year. Income before income taxes was $18,691,000 against $10,052,000 for the same period in the last year. Net income was $18,327,000 or $0.57 per diluted share against $9,126,000 or $0.30 per diluted share for the same period in the last year. Non-GAAP net income – diluted was $22,065,000 or $0.68 per share against $11,116,000 or $0.37 per share for the same period in the last year. The company products for wearable sports and IP security cameras once again delivered strong revenue growth in the quarter, while the automotive aftermarket market also increased, reflecting strength in China and Korea. Cash from operations was $17 million.
For the nine months, the company reported revenue of $153,578,000 against $117,641,000 for the same period in the last year. Income from operations was $34,742,000 against $22,215,000 for the same period in the last year. . Income before income taxes was $34,870,000 against $22,187,000 for the same period in the last year. Net income was $32,897,000 or $1.03 per diluted share against $20,121,000 or $0.68 per diluted share for the same period in the last year. Non-GAAP net income – diluted was $41,835,000 or $1.31 per share against $25,001,000 or $0.84 per share for the same period in the last year.
The company expects revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 ending on January 31, 2015, to be between $57 million and $60 million. This represents an increase of between 43% and 50% over fourth quarter of last year. The company estimate fourth quarter non-GAAP gross margins to be between 62% and 64% compared to 63.4% in third quarter of fiscal year 2015 and 64.1% in fourth quarter of the prior year. The company expects non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter to be between $15 million and $17 million. The company estimated non-GAAP annualized effective tax rate of 8% for net income amounts.