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OmniVision Strengthens Position in Automotive Market With Strategic Design Wins From Valeo

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 10, 2008: OmniVision Technologies, Inc. , a leading independent supplier of CMOS image sensors, today announced multiple design wins with Valeo for its AutoVision(TM) line of CMOS image sensors. The design wins with Valeo, the leading provider of advanced vision systems to many of Europe's largest car manufacturers and their suppliers, reinforces OmniVision's increasing strength within the automotive market.

"OmniVision offers a strong lineup of imaging solutions with excellent low light performance, high reliability and advanced features that offer great strategic value," said Inayat Khajasha, Senior Automotive Product Marketing Manager at OmniVision. "Our most recent collaboration with Valeo on the development of an advanced multi-camera display-based system is a great example of how we were able to help provide a leading edge solution for top tier automotive customers."

Valeo is integrating OmniVision sensors into a variety of advanced vision systems for automotive safety and driver assistance programs, including, but not limited to applications such as: rearview cameras, parking assistance systems, side view and surround view systems.

"As a leading systems supplier to top tier automotive OEMs, Valeo plays an integral role in facilitating the broad adoption of vision systems in the automotive market," Khajasha continued. "OmniVision is committed to supporting companies such as Valeo by continuing to develop advanced imaging solutions that cater to emerging vision-based technologies."