OmniVision OV5610 Image Sensor: OmniVision Technologies, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of CMOS image sensors, reported today that its OV5610 5-megapixel camera chip has achieved eight design wins in the digital still camera (DSC) and video camera markets. These design wins represent the first uses of a 5-megapixel CMOS image sensor to process both still and video images in mass market consumer devices.
The market introduction of the OV5610 last September marked the industry's first high-end CMOS sensor that competes head-to-head with similar CCD devices. Up to this point, single-chip CMOS image sensors have served the low-end DSC market, while CCD sensors have served the high-end DSC and camcorder markets. With these design wins, the OV5610 will appear in digital still, video and hybrid cameras, and personal media players.