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Aptina Introduces Cost-Effective Full HD 1080P30 Image Sensor For Consumer Video Applications

3-Megapixel High Performance AR0330CS Image Sensor Delivers HD Video with Image Stabilization and Excellent Low-light Performance

San Jose, CA, March 4, 2012 —

Aptina, a leading provider of CMOS image sensor solutions to the industry’s digital still and video camera manufacturers and OEMs, today introduced its new 1/3-inch native full high-definition (HD) 1080p30 video sensor with support for electronic image stabilization (EIS). The sensor uses a 2.2-micron pixel design integrating Aptina™ A-Pix™ technology that provides excellent low-light performance, supports parallel interface options and 2-lane MIPI® output, giving camera designers more flexibility with image processing solutions. The cost-effective AR0330CS image sensor provides 3.2-megapixel still image captures, and stunning overall image and HD video quality for consumer pocket digital video (DV), camcorder, web, sports action and video conferencing and other camera applications.

Lower BOM costs and Great Performance
The AR0330CS enables digital video camera designs at consumer price points, addressing the growing demand for high-quality HD video. “The AR0330CS offers a rich feature set together with excellent low-light performance and stunning overall video quality,” said Mr. Harry Peng, General Manager of TCL digital technology LTD. “We chose the AR0330CS because it will enable TCL to make a high performance camcorder to compete with much higher priced alternatives in the market today.”

Early responses from Aptina customers regarding the 2.2-micron pixel sensor are very favorable. Because of this performance, Aptina is able to provide customers with the high quality they are looking for in a digital video camera imaging sensor. “Vivid color rendering in daylight is imperative for HD video, and this is a strong AR0330CS advantage for our products to leverage,” said Terry Tang CEO of Skylight.

The AR0330CS is offered in a small form factor CSP package design (6.28mm x 6.65mm), allowing for the development of ultra compact digital video cameras.

Availability
The Aptina AR0330CS is currently sampling with mass production expected in Q2 CY2012.

About Aptina A-Pix™ Technology
Aptina A-Pix is a series of advanced pixel technologies, featuring lightguide, deep photodiode, and 65 nm pixel design rules that cost-effectively advance pixel performance. Aptina A-Pix enhances quantum efficiency and minimizes crosstalk to capture sharp images with vibrant colors even in the low-light conditions that challenge traditional sensors. The technology makes it possible for mobile phone cameras to capture quality images to compete with digital still cameras, and enables a new class of hybrid camera that combines digital still image capture with advanced high-performance HD video. For more information, visit Aptina’s website at http://www.aptina.com/products/technology/aptina_a-pix.jsp.

About Aptina
Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions that enable Imaging Everywhere™. Using performance enhancing technologies like Aptina A-Pix™, DR-Pix™ and award winning MobileHDR™, Aptina has created a market-leading portfolio of image sensor products found in leading consumer electronics like smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital and video cameras, as well as applications in surveillance, automotive, medical, video conferencing, and gaming. Aptina drives innovation in the market with industry recognized products like the AR0331 surveillance image sensor and the 16MP APS-C DSLR sensor. Privately held, Aptina’s investors include Riverwood Capital, TPG Capital and Micron Technology. For additional information on Aptina visit www.aptina.com or subscribe to the latest news from Aptina by copying the Aptina RSS feed into your favorite RSS reader.

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