OmniVision and Almalence Raise the Bar for High Quality Imaging on Mobile Devices

SANTA CLARA, CA -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. is collaborating with Almalence to bring DSC-like performance to mobile applications. The coupling of OmniVision's OV10823 and PureCel OV13850 image sensors with Almalence's computational imaging algorithms allows for the capturing of high resolution images or videos in low-light conditions.

"Almalence's computational algorithms carry the potential to help OmniVision redefine the user experience by bringing dramatically enhanced video and imaging to next-generation mobile devices," said Tehzeeb Gunja, senior partnership and business development manager at OmniVision. "When using Almalence's algorithms, our high performance OV13850 PureCel image sensor can enable high quality video recording in full resolution at 30 frames per second for zero shutter lag, and also can support high frame rate 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second with electronic image stabilization."

OmniVision and Almalence are combining their efforts not only with respect to the OV13850 image sensor, but also with the 1/2.6-inch OV10823 image sensor. The OV10823 is built on OmniVision's 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2™ pixel architecture, which can provide the capability to capture crisp 720p high definition (HD) video at 30 frames per second (FPS). Its performance is augmented by Almalence's low-light enhancement technology, which can enable exceptional 10dB reduction in noise without washing out desirable image details. Cameras using super resolution can experience a 1.5 to 2x effective resolution increase, resulting in extremely sharp, crisp images and video. Almalence's super resolution and low-light enhancement technologies are pure software solutions.

"As a result of this technology partnership between Almalence and OmniVision, consumers can benefit from the advantages of marrying advanced hardware and software solutions," said Eugene Panich, CEO of Almalence. "Our companies have developed complementary technologies and our passions are very much aligned. We are delighted to see our computational imaging solution paired with image sensors that operate at this level of performance."

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