Company Update (NASDAQ:AMBA): Ambarella Inc S5 IP Camera SoC Delivers 4K 10-bit H.265 Video and Multi-Imager Capabilities to the Professional Surveillance Industry

Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today introduced the S5 System-on-Chip (SoC) targeting professional high-quality 4K and multi-imager IP camera designs. The S5 offers advanced features including 4K multi-exposureHigh Dynamic Range (HDR) fusion, 360° de-warp and ultra-low light processing. Maximum performance is 4Kp120 or 8Kp30 of H.264/AVC and 4Kp60 frames of H.265/HEVC, while supporting flexible multi-streaming, rate control and transcoding functions. The S5 supports the high-quality Main10 HEVC Profile (10-bit H.265) for outstanding representation of high contrast scenes and a wide color gamut. In addition, it leverages Ambarella’s SmartHEVC™ technology to radically reduce 4Kp30 video bitrates to between 512 Kbps and 4 Mbps, minimizing network bandwidth requirements and saving on storage costs. The S5 image sensor interface and its advanced 1-Gigapixel/s Image Sensor Pipeline (ISP) can be configured as up to four independent sensor inputs to allow development of high resolution multi-imager cameras.

“The S5 will play a critical role in the industry’s shift to 4K and H.265,” said Fermi Wang, President and CEO of Ambarella. “With it, our partners gain a leading-edge image processor that delivers low power consumption, superior image quality, smart H.265 compression and a powerful quad-core CPU.”

The S5 includes a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A53 64-bit CPU with floating point and NEONTM available for user applications. A Linux-based Software Development Kit (SDK) allows customers to develop highly differentiated products including 4Kp60 traffic cameras, 4x4K multi-imagers and surround view cameras, with support for advanced features including intelligent video analytics, in-camera edge storage and transcoding.

Ambarella will demonstrate the S5 at a private event during ISC West in Las Vegas, April 6-8, 2016. (Original Source)

Shares of Ambarella closed yesterday at $44.24, down $0.18 or -0.41%. AMBA has a 1-year high of $129.19 and a 1-year low of $33.39. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $42.06 and its 200-day moving average is $49.84.

On the ratings front, Ambarella has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. In a report issued on March 29, Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore upgraded AMBA to Buy, with a price target of $55, which implies an upside of 24.3% from current levels. Separately, on March 7, Chardan’s Marc Estigarribia maintained a Hold rating on the stock and has a price target of $50.

According to, which ranks over 7,500 financial analysts and bloggers to gauge the performance of their past recommendations, Joseph Moore and Marc Estigarribia have a total average return of 7.6% and -4.6% respectively. Moore has a success rate of 52.1% and is ranked #534 out of 3777 analysts, while Estigarribia has a success rate of 33.3% and is ranked #2943.

Overall, 5 research analysts have assigned a Hold rating and 6 research analysts have given a Buy rating to the stock. When considering if perhaps the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $60.00 which is 36% above where the stock closed yesterday.

Ambarella, Inc. is a developer of semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition video capture, sharing and display. The company combines its processor design capabilities with its expertise in video and image processing, algorithms and software to provide a technology platform that is designed to be scalable across multiple applications and enable rapid and efficient product development. 

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