Boulder to DIA

November 30, 2005

Day off Skiing Winter Park Blizzard

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what a Wednesday it truly was………..Great Snow, Great Skiing, just the damn wind blowing over 30mph
Powder Heaven!

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OVTI earnings thursday AFTER the close of biz……………Yikes!

November 26, 2005

OmniVision, a Dream or Reality???

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guess we ALL will See Come December 1st!!!!!!! the TREND is your Freind and let your WINNERS RUN and lay off the trading triggers!@

OmniVision (OVTI) : Firm’s checks indicate increased 1.3MP and above
activity for the October and January quarters for OVTI.
They believe that with camera phones switching from VGA to 1.3MP
in 2H05, there are a couple of suppliers like OVTI, MU, STM, and
TOSBF that could benefit from this phenomenon.
They believe Magnachip’s delay in 1.3MP shipments during 2H05
benefits OVTI immensely, and their checks indicate that wafer
starts for OVTI have been considerably strong.

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November 23, 2005

OmniVision gave me a DAY OFF SKIING

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OVTI allowed me to take a day OFF from Work and go skiing at Mary Jane and the snow was awesome and the OVTI rally continues======up 6% today alone!!!!!!!! GO YOU OMNIVISION ROCKET======GO!!!!!!

OmniVision is in the ””sweet spot”’ for Camera Phones

3. Lenovo to up handset production

Laptop maker Lenovo Group plans to expand its mobile phone production and develop it into the company’s second-largest business. Lenovo sold 1.4 million handsets in the three months leading up to September, a 139 percent increase from the same period a year ago. The company reported handset revenues have already reached $142 million this year so far, doubling last year’s total. Lenovo’s mobile phone business is largely concentrated in China where the competition is heating up after the country granted 16 new mobile phone manufacturing and retail licenses in the first nine months of 2005. Huawei, BenQ and other handset makers plan to add annual production capacity of 25 million mobile phones. China claimed 378 million mobile subscribers through the end of September.

November 21, 2005

OmniVision Camera Phones University of Colorado CU Physics

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my research with the CDM Optics group is sure paying dividends for sure!!! Camera Phones and predictions /surveys for 2008 and beyond!

Expanded Camera

Published: November 22, 2005
(After December 22, 2005, this article will only be available to eStat Database subscribers.)

In just a couple of years, cameras have become one of the most popular mobile phone features worldwide, and a new InfoTrends/CAP Ventures report finds that shipments will more than double in the next four years.

Camera phone shipments will climb from 370 million units in 2005 to 847 million units by 2009. Worldwide photo messaging revenues will double between 2005 and 2009, and the number of camera phone prints will rise by a CAGR of 43%.

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November 20, 2005

Airport Service to DIA from Boulder

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should be a very BUSY Week this week with CU students going to DIA and the Nebraska Cornhuskers playing the Buffs on Friday
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Thanksgiving Break

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all the CU students will be leaving in a few days for Thanksgiving Breakl…………amazing that the first semester is almost over!!
Skiing is GREAT in Winter Park!!! Granby is one ”slow”’ town!!

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November 17, 2005

I ran over Rocker with my TAXI

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I was dreaming I ran over a HEDGE FUND with my Taxi………..

Nope, that was just a WET DREAM I was having………….or, WAS IT?????????? We wanted 2 billion By 2008……….we already there and HOW many will have an OVTI camera chip embedded?????????

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOPEEEEE KAI YEA MOTHER FAWKERS!!!!!!!!!

AP
Exec Sees 3B Mobile Phone Users by 2010
Thursday November 17, 12:15 pm ET
Nokia Executive Says Number of People Using Mobile Phones Will Likely Reach 3 Billion by 2010

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The number of people worldwide using mobile phones will likely reach 3 billion by 2010, a Nokia Corp. executive said Thursday.

Currently, the Helsinki-based cell phone maker, the world’s largest in terms of market share, said about 2 billion people have the phones.

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Wali Moneimne, Nokia’s senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, didn’t say how the rise would affect the company’s results, but he said that currently the company “owns one-third of the global mobile phone market.”

Expanding mobile phone coverage to the developing world is a key issue at the World Summit on the Information Society.

“Four billion people have never made a mobile phone call,” said Tom Phillips, head of the GSM Association, a trade lobby group. Although 80 percent of the world’s people have access to cell phone networks, only one-quarter use the machines.

He said taxes, regulation and the high cost of phones were obstacles to growth in the developing world. Moneimne agreed that those were the biggest barriers.

Veli Sundback, another Nokia senior vice president present at the conference, told a panel discussion that growth of mobile phone use has proved extraordinarily robust.

“Two years ago, we set a target of 2008 for getting 2 billion users, and we achieved that in September,” he said.

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Picture Phone for the Consumer Market

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amazing “”””POSITION””” where OmniVision could place a Camera VIDEO inside EACH laptop built in 2007…………….

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Corp. on Wednesday announced a free Internet-based phone service similar to the popular computer-to-computer calling provided by Skype, but with an emphasis on video conferencing.

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Called IVE for “Instant Video Everywhere,” the service relies on Windows-based software that can be downloaded from the Internet. It will also ship with Sony’s new line of Vaio BX laptops, which feature built-in video cameras.

Like Skype, IVE also will feature a premium service that lets users dial traditional wireline phones and cell phones from their computers. The monthly fee of $9.95 for the premium service includes a 10-digit phone number so IVE users can receive calls from regular and mobile phones.

The service, created in collaboration with GlowPoint Inc., marks the latest attempt at delivering a “picture phone” for the consumer market.

Sony puts Cameras inside Laptops

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from my TAXI, I will be able to do “”VIDEO On the FLY” from a laptop with a Video Camera======too cool for a Fool like me!!!! Owning OmniVision is going to be one sweet RIDE!!!!!!

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Corp. on Wednesday announced a free Internet-based phone service similar to the popular computer-to-computer calling provided by Skype, but with an emphasis on video conferencing.

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Called IVE for “Instant Video Everywhere,” the service relies on Windows-based software that can be downloaded from the Internet. It will also ship with Sony’s new line of Vaio BX laptops, which feature built-in video cameras.

Like Skype, IVE also will feature a premium service that lets users dial traditional wireline phones and cell phones from their computers. The monthly fee of $9.95 for the premium service includes a 10-digit phone number so IVE users can receive calls from regular and mobile phones.

The service, created in collaboration with GlowPoint Inc., marks the latest attempt at delivering a “picture phone” for the consumer market.

New Patent could Solve the Dead Battery of a Cell Phone or Camera Phone

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Imagine a world where your cell phone battery does NOT go dead…………OmniVision NEW PATENT=========OVTI is the stock!

SUMMARY

[0006] Several aspects of the invention are directed to mobile devices and methods of operating mobile devices. The mobile devices can be cellular phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), video game consoles, digital cameras, digital camcorders, computing devices, wireless communication devices, and/or other portable electronic devices. In one embodiment, a mobile device includes a rechargeable battery, a battery charger electrically coupled to the battery, and an image sensor operably coupled to the battery charger to selectively charge the battery. As such, the image sensor is configured to capture images and provide current to charge the battery. The image sensor can be a CMOS image sensor or a CCD image sensor. The mobile device may further include a housing, with the battery, battery charger, and image sensor contained within the housing.

[0007] In one aspect of this embodiment, the image sensor includes an array of pixels and a timing/control circuit for controlling the pixels to selectively provide constant current from the pixels to the battery charger. The array of pixels can be arranged in columns, and the timing/control circuit can selectively control the pixels so that multiple pixels in an individual column provide current to the battery charger simultaneously. In another aspect of this embodiment, the mobile device further includes a signal processor and a switch to (a) direct current from the pixels to the signal processor when the image sensor captures images, and (b) direct current from the pixels to the battery charger when the battery charger charges the battery.

[0008] Another aspect of the invention is directed to methods for operating mobile devices. In one embodiment, a method includes capturing an image with an image sensor in the mobile device, and charging a battery in the mobile device with the image sensor. Charging the battery can occur before and/or after capturing the image. In one aspect of this embodiment, capturing the image includes powering the image sensor with the battery.

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