Doesn't Eyetoy involve both these two companies?The article says that Logitech "makes the camera component" for eyetoy.Where does OmniVision fit into this?Larry
Larry, This is from the OmniVision Web site http://www.ovt.com/pr_sonySelectsOmniVision.html. I think it answers your question.Logitech and Namtai are both manufacturers of the Eyetoy. At least, Logitech was; there's no product listing for Eyetoy on the Logitech site. Reading between the lines (always dangerous), it would seem that Sony is giving more, if not all, of the EyeToy business to Namtai.SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE (SCEE) SELECTS OMNIVISION'S® CAMERAPLAYTM TECHNOLOGY FOR EYETOYTM USB CAMERA FOR PLAYSTATION®2SUNNYVALE, CA - May 29, 2003 - OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVTI), a market-leading independent supplier of CMOS CameraChipTM solutions for high-volume imaging applications, today announced it's CameraPlayTM chipset has been chosen by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to power the EyeToyTM USB camera for the PlayStation®2. This custom solution includes a CompanionChipTM developed by OmniVision specifically for the Playstation®2.OmniVision's chipsets are currently being supplied to web camera and contract manufacturers such as Logitech(Nasdaq:LOGI) and Namtai(NYSE Symbol: NTE; CBOE Symbol: QNA) who build the EyeToyTM USB Cameras for SCEE."This is a significant design win for OmniVision," stated John Lynch, VP Sales and Marketing at OmniVision. "We have been investing our engineering resources for the past 2 years to optimize a solution for SCEE and are extremely pleased to be selected as their camera technology provider."
Thanks, Ron of manylaughs fame.Indeed that does answer my question.It seems we are in the right two stocks!Uh, you do have OmniVision also, don't you? Good to have you on the boards, and thanks for the kind words!Larry
Nope, not in OmniVision. Wasn't hip to that one and I have only so much wealth to spread around. But that's sure to change with the sage advice I'll gleam from the Fool forums. ;-)r
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