AltaSens to Debut Unprecedented 4K Camera Technology at 2015 NAB Trade Show

— UHD Cinematic & Broadcast Quality Streaming!

— Collaborations with Innovative Market Players such as: JVC, BRADLEY ENGINEERING, REALTIME IMMERSION, & MORE!

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AltaSens, Inc. (www.altasens.com), a leading pioneer in the semiconductor market as a supplier of high-resolution CMOS imaging sensors in UHD format, has introduced a new array of collaborative products that incorporate their commercially available Super-35 4K sensor and their new mini 4K camera module. 

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AltaSens will showcase these new products in the Central Hall at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13th – 16th, booth C12435.

ALTASENS’ AL-CM460 Camera Module – This small yet versatile device delivers full video processing control of industry-standard, ultra-clear UHD 4K video at 60 fps while simultaneously saving to SD card and outputting via Fiber Optic, 4 x 3G-SDI, or HDMI 2.0.  The Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount allows the capture of high-end cinematic imagery with affordable lenses, while the short flange focal distance means most cinema lenses can be adapted for use.  Multiple down-converted formats also offer superior quality video for applications using HD footage.  The AL-CM460 is driven by the powerful AL41410C 4K CMOS image sensor, with 5.2 um pixel pitch for higher sensitivity and lower noise, and captures 4K frames in 12-bit ADC Resolution at up to 72 fps for either UHD 3840 x 2160 or DCI 4096 x 2160 format 4K video.  The sensor’s native 4512 x 3008 resolution can be read at up to 50 fps.  Experience the AL-CM460 – a portable, customizable, and sophisticated solution for all of your production needs!

“Owing to the fruits of extensive collaboration with our parent, JVC Kenwood, and our camera partner, Bradley Engineering, we are thrilled to debut our excellent 4K Image sensor simultaneously with leading edge UHD camera solutions to the broadcast community,”  explained Lester Kozlowski, the company’s founder and CEO.

Ilya Koshkin, Vice President of Business Development at AltaSens (IKoshkin@AltaSens.com), added, “The unmatched versatility of our 4K Camera Module makes it an ideal solution for nearly any application where crystal clear “Beyond HD” video quality and flexible system design are a priority.”

BRADLEY ENGINEERING’s Remote Head 4K System –  The expert designers of specialist and remote controlled cameras from the UK’s Bradley Engineering, Inc. have teamed up with AltaSens to design a complete 4K remote camera system with remote pan, tilt, zoom, focus and iris control – PLUS entire camera video processing control for up to 99 cameras!  Output live UHD 4K 50/60 fps video over a single fiber with conversion to quad 3G-SDI at a rack mount base station for unparalleled broadcast quality – available for sale this Spring!

REALTIME IMMERSION’s Alta-RTI-4K 360° Camera – RTI’s patented cameras, which evolved from systems developed for the U.S. military, have been refined to capture and stream live 360° video at resolutions beyond HD for immersive coverage of news, entertainment, and sports. The RTI-4K integrates AltaSens’ AL-CM460 with RTI’s panoramic optics and streaming technology to offer a superior quality immersive video experience to virtually any connected device, including smartphones, tablets, PCs, and smart TVs.  Stop by AltaSens’ NAB booth to demo some Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles streaming 360° video taken with this exciting new product!

JVC KENWOOD’s GY-LS300 –  A full-featured 4K Super 35 video camera,  JVC’s new GY-LS300 is equipped with AltaSens’ AL41410C sensor and accommodates a wide range of cinema and photographic lenses for high-quality 4K video.

The LS300 will be displayed at AltaSens’ NAB booth as well as  JVC’s Booth, C4314.

Media Contact:
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Vice President of Business Development
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Micrel’s High Voltage Synchronous Buck Regulator Family with FETZilla(TM) Technology Stays Cool in Tiny 3mm x 4mm Package

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Micrel, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCRL), an industry leader in high-performance Linear and Power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, today introduced the MIC28511/12/13 , a family of pin-compatible high voltage (HV) synchronous step-down switching regulators with integrated power switches capable of providing up to 4A (MIC28513) output current and a wide input supply range from 4.6V to 70V (MIC28512). The MIC28511/12/13 are offered in both Hyper Speed Control™ and HyperLight Load® architectures, which allow for high VIN (low VOUT) operation and ultra-fast transient response while reducing the required output capacitance and providing very good light-load efficiency. These products can be used in wide variety applications including industrial control, power metering, telecom, and medical equipment. The MIC28511/12/13 are currently available in volume quantities with 1,000 quantity pricing starting at $1.49/$1.85/$1.42 respectively. Samples can be ordered at: http://www.samplecomponents.com/scripts/samplecenter.dll?micrel.

“Small and reliable solutions are mandatory for products that must perform under harsh environments and have space constraints such as industrial applications where the systems are subject to high voltage spikes or high operating ambient temperatures. The MIC28511/12/13 family of buck converters was designed to provide the high voltage capabilities to withstand these voltage spikes in a tiny 3mm x 4mm package, without compromising efficiency and thermal performance,” noted Brain Hedayati, vice president of marketing for linear and power solutions at Micrel. “Integrating Micrel’s HV buck controller, which has a wide input voltage range, with Micrel’s new FETZilla™ power MOSFETs and advanced packaging technology, enables Micrel to offer one of the highest power density solutions in the industry. This solution saves customers board space, heat sink cost, and cooling energy.”

The MIC28511/12/13 features adjustable output voltage as low as 0.8V with a guaranteed accuracy of +1 percent. A constant switching frequency can be programmed from 200kHz to 680kHz thereby allowing the customer increased flexibility in using a small inductor or operating at higher efficiency using lower switching frequency. The MIC28511/12/13 offers a full suite of protection features for reliable solutions under fault conditions, including under-voltage lockout to ensure proper operation under power sag conditions, internal soft start to reduce inrush current, fold-back current limit, “hiccup” mode short-circuit protection, and thermal shutdown. The MIC28511/12/13 devices operate at -40-degC to +125-degC junction temperature range and are offered in very small 24-pin 3mm x 4mm FCQFN packages.

About Micrel, Inc.

Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high-bandwidth markets. The Company’s products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high-performance communication, clock management, MEMS-based clock oscillators and crystal-less clock generators, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: http://www.micrel.com.

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Spreadtrum Announces Volume Shipments of 28nm Quad-Core 5-mode LTE and WCDMA SoC Platforms

Spreadtrum’s quad-core 5-mode LTE (SC9830A) and WCDMA (SC7731G) SoC platforms adopted by leading global brands for China and global markets

SHENZHEN, China, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”), a leading fabless semiconductor in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communication standards, today introduced two new quad-core SoC platforms, the SC9830A, which supports 5-mode LTE, and the SC7731G, which supports WCDMA, both designed with 28nm process technology. Spreadtrum further announced that it has achieved volume shipments of these new smartphone solutions, which are now shipping in handsets launched by leading global brands designing smartphones for both China and global markets.

Dr. Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum, commented, “Our newest 5-mode integrated LTE SoC enables our customers to design competitive products with advanced features, addressing the growing demand for global LTE mobile devices. This highly integrated platform coupled with advanced semiconductor process technology delivers a cost-effective solution for LTE mobile devices.”

The SC9830A integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 application processor at speeds up to 1.5GHz and supports TD-LTE, LTE FDD, TD-SCDMA/HSPA(+), WCDMA/HSPA(+) and GSM/GPRS/EDGE multimode communication standards with dual-SIM dual-standby capability. The chip further integrates a dual-core ARM Mali 400MP for 2D/3D graphics acceleration and a NEON multimedia processing engine and multi-standard multimedia accelerators, supporting 1080p HD video and a 13 megapixel camera.

The SC7713G integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 application processor at speeds up to 1.3GHz and supports WCDMA/HSPA(+) and dual GSM/GPRS/EDGE communication standards with dual-SIM dual-standby capability, 1080p HD video and an 8 megapixel camera.

Both solutions integrate with Spreadtrum’s WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS/FM connectivity chip, support Android 5.X and are offered as a turnkey platform which includes Spreadtrum’s customizable user interface, applications and options.

About Spreadtrum Communications

Spreadtrum Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards.  Spreadtrum’s solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost.  Spreadtrum’s customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world.  Spreadtrum is a privately held company headquartered in Shanghai and an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.

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Actions Semiconductor Launches Open Source Platform SoC and Reference Design Platform

–S500 and ActDuino S500 target open source platform market for smart devices based on Android? and Linux

ZHUHAI, China, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS) (“Actions Semiconductor” or “the Company”), one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Actions Technology (Zhuhai) (“Actions Technology”) released a new open source platform SoC, the S500, along with a reference design platform, the ActDuino S500, targeting the Android and Linux open source platform markets for a wide range of smart connected products, including digital display signage, kiosks, netbooks based on Android, pico projectors, children’s educational devices, robot toys, and other differentiated consumer electronics.

The S500 is an open platform quad-core 32-bit SoC featuring a highly integrated design, high-performance computing, low-power consumption, low-cost, and robust peripherals. Based on 28nm process technology, the S500 SoC integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9R4 processor with NEON SIMD co-processor and Imagination PowerVR SGX544 GPU. The S500 SoC provides powerful performance and supports 2K @ 60fps (1920 1200) LCD + 1080P HDMI dual-screen output and all standard video decoding playback capabilities. In order to serve the diverse needs of the open source market, the S500 SoC has rich peripheral interfaces, providing customers with convenient expansion needs, and integrates with Multi-USBs, I2C, SPI, UART, I2S, PCM, SPDIF, MIPI DSI / CSI, HDMI, Ethernet and other ports.

The ActDuino S500 open source reference design platform supports the Android 5.0 Lollipop, Linux and Ubuntu operating systems. It includes a hardware reference design schematic and board layout diagram supplemented by abundant tools, documents, and other necessary resources to help Actions Technology’s partners quickly introduce new customized solutions in a cost effective way, in addition to creating their own development boards geared toward makers and individual hobbyists.

“Given insatiable consumer demand for smart connected devices and innovative IoT solutions, we expect software developers to be excited by the S500 SoC and ActDuino S500 reference design platform. Utilizing 28nm process technology with an ARM quad-core Cortex-A9 powerful CPU, Imagination PowerVR SGX544 GPU and all standard high definition video decoding capabilities, our partners can accelerate device innovation for distinctive intelligent Android and Linux products using our open source SoC and development platform,” said Dr. Zhenyu Zhou, CEO of Actions Semiconductor.

“We are pleased to provide support for the open source intelligent hardware community with the launch of our new SoC and reference design platform, along with our recent partnership with Linaro as a founding member of the 96Boards initiative. The open source community is vital to a healthy ecosystem, and our goal is to ensure all developers have access to the most cost-effective and best technology for the latest 32-bit and 64-bit ARM architecture,” Dr. Zhou concluded.

About Actions Technology (Zhuhai)

Actions Technology focuses on solutions for smart handheld and smart home devices. Its main products are tablet, over-the-Top (“OTT”) set-top boxes and Bluetooth enabled boombox solutions, along with total product and technology solutions based on the Android platform. These products feature high performance, low power multi-core CPUs and GPUs, supporting high resolution displays and wireless connectivity. Actions Technology currently has nearly 500 employees, 425 of whom are engineers. Among these engineers, more than half have over three years of research and development experience. Actions Technology is ranked among the first in terms of engineering talent, project experience and product quality within the IC design industry in China. Actions Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd.

About Actions Semiconductor

Actions Semiconductor is one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The Company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taipei. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at http://www.actions-semi.com.

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MediaTek Taps Consumers for Global Naming Competition of Premium Chipsets

Contest will create Chinese moniker for new Helio ™ family of 64-bit True 8Core™ LTE products designed to power high-performance devices

HSINCHU, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek today announced a Chinese naming contest for its new premium mobile processor family — Helio. Open to entrants from around the world, the competition will choose one creative winner to receive the grand prize of 1 million RMB (approximately US$161,000) for his or her winning submission. In addition, MediaTek will also choose five finalists, who will each receive 50,000 RMB (approximately US$8,000).  Contestants can submit up to three Chinese names that best exemplify the strength, performance and innovation of the new Helio chipset family. Online submission will be accepted starting April 15th at http://www.mediatek.com/event/helio_naming and winners will be chosen in early June 2015.

Helio is MediaTek’s premium mobile processor family which integrates leading heterogeneous computing technology with advanced multimedia innovations. This new processor range consists of the Helio X, a high-specification range of chips offering extreme performance, and the Helio P, a range of premium performance chips. Helio X is focused on uncompromised multimedia performance backed by highest level mobile computing, whereas Helio P provides optimal thermal efficiency and reduction of battery size, enabling the slimmest possible smartphone form factors. Both the X and P sit in the MediaTek high-end range of SoC’s.

The first smartphone SoC offering is the Helio X10, the industry’s first True 8Core™, 2.2GHz 64-bit mobile processor, which operates ARM Cortex-A53 cores. Additional features include market-leading multimedia sub-systems that support many technologies never before possible in smartphones:

  • MiraVision — A high-performance, real-time pixel processing engine which dynamically controls sharpness, contrast and color, to enhance picture quality.
  • SmartScreen — An algorithm/pixel engine that compresses and enhances individual pixels, in real-time, to make the screen brighter, allowing users to experience TV-like quality using significantly less power.
  • 120Hz display in mobile devices — 120Hz refresh rates will create a crisper, smoother image quality when moving a document or text around, i.e., a map.
  • Super slow-motion — A camera capturing 480 frames per second (fps) for 1080p Full HD videos, with playback at 1/16 speed.
  • InstantFocus — Reduces focus time by 1.5 seconds. Improves tracking to ensure you always get a clear photo and never miss a shot.

The first Helio powered smartphones will be commercially available in the second quarter of 2015.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge Systems on Chip for wireless communications and connectivity, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world’s first True 8Core™ smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot® technology releasing the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is creating a worldwide ecosystem in support of device creation, application development and services based around MediaTek offerings. With an emphasis on enabling technology for the masses and not the chosen, everyone can be an Everyday Genius®. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit http://www.mediatek.com for more information.

MediaTek Press Office:

PR@mediatek.com

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Joey Lee, MediaTek Inc.
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SMIC Wins Mirror Post “Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility” Award for the Second Time

SHANGHAI, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”) (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China has received the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award from Hong Kong’s Mirror Post for a second consecutive year.

Vice President, Mr. Li Zhi (far right) accepting the “Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility award at Mirror Post’s Award Ceremony

Vice President, Mr. Li Zhi (far right) accepting the “Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility award at Mirror Post’s Award Ceremony

Mirror Post is a Hong Kong based monthly magazine that has been in circulation to audiences in the Greater China for over 37 years. The purpose of the award is to celebrate and increase awareness of Chinese enterprises that support CSR. Companies have to undergo a strict selection process in order to be nominated and then chosen for the award. Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying was at the awards ceremony to present the awards.

SMIC’s approach to CSR is to protect employees, customers, partners, the environment, communities and the interest of global investors. By focusing on these areas the company made significant achievements in 2014 such as being selected as a benchmark in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability (HSCS) Index for the fourth consecutive year. The HSCS is a benchmark index for companies that have attained a high standard of performance in the environmental, social and governance aspects.  Another area worth mentioning is SMIC’s role in the community such as the company’s annual blood donation (Blood Drive), Zhang Jiang Charity Run, Million Tree Project etc. with the most notable being the Children’s Liver Transplant Program. Setup in 2013, this is an ongoing project where 4 million RMB has already been donated to fund children from underprivileged backgrounds to undergo lifesaving liver transplant surgery. By the end of 2014, the program had managed to treat and save close to 50 children and that number continues to grow.

Commenting on the award, Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SMIC said, “It is a real honour for our company to be awarded for the second time in a row. I am very grateful for Mirror Post’s acknowledgement in our work in CSR and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the employees, leadership team and the charity organisation involved in our work. SMIC will continue its long term goals and commitments in CSR and sustainable development.”

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”) (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 28-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai; a 300mm mega-fab and a second majority owned 300mm fab under development for advance nodes in Beijing; and 200mm fabs in Tianjin and Shenzhen. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.smics.com.

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Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. Files 2014 Annual Report on Form 20-F

TAIPEI, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE: ASX, TAIEX: 2311, “ASE” or the “Company”), announces that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2014 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The 2014 20-F is available on ASE’s website at www.aseglobal.com and on the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. Hard copies of the audited financial statements included in the 2014 Form 20-F are available upon request to shareholders free of charge. To request a copy of the audited financial statements, please contact Citibank Shareholder Services at 1-877-CITI-ADR (248-4237).

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ASE, Inc.

Joseph Tung, Chief Financial Officer
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Joseph Su, Senior Manager
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OmniVision Brings HD Video Streaming to Acer’s Open-Platform “Build Your Own Cloud” Service

Ultra-Low Power OV788 Platform Development Kit Enables Easy Integration into Acer’s Open-Platform Service

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced that its ultra-low power OV788 video processor will enable high-definition (HD) video streaming capabilities on Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC™) platform. Acer’s BYOC is a secure, cross-platform, multi-device cloud solution that allows businesses or individuals to wirelessly store, sync, and access data at anytime and anywhere.

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“Use cases such as video-based home monitoring are only the beginning for this technology. The flexibility of the OV788 development kit for Acer’s BYOC platform can open up incredible possibilities for hardware and software developers,” said Ray Cisneros, senior vice president of worldwide sales and sales operations at OmniVision. “OmniVision strives to work alongside companies like Acer that drive innovation and collaboration among industry leaders to bring the Internet of Things concept into focus.”

“We are very pleased to welcome OmniVision to the Acer BYOC alliance, and to work together on expanding this unique cloud ecosystem,” said Maverick Shih, president of BYOC and tablet business group at Acer. “Our open-platform and development modules allow companies from various fields to find what best suit their needs and build their cloud-based solutions, while minimizing investment in time and resources.”

OmniVision’s OV788 video processor, with “instant on” 720p HD video signal processing and capturing, enables users to quickly stream high quality video content to Acer’s BYOC platform. The OV788 platform is suitable for a wide range of applications, including home monitoring systems, baby monitors, video doorbells, wearable devices, and IOTs camera devices.

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 www.ovt.com.

About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally. Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.

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Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the OV788 and systems into which it is incorporated 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 OV788 and/or other solution elements, 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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