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Vimicro Announces Entrance into Two New Provinces by Winning Two Competitive Bids with a Total Value of USD 4.8 Million

  (June 30, 2014)

BEIJING, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC) ("Vimicro" or the "Company"), a leading video surveillance technology and solution provider, today announced that it won two competitive bids to supply SVAC-compliant video surveillance camcorders and systems to Maoming City in Guangdong Province valued at RMB 10 million and Lanzhou City in Gansu Province valued at RMB 20 million, with estimated aggregated contract value of RMB 30 million, or USD 4.8 million approximately.

"We are pleased to announce winning of two competitive bids from Maoming of Guangdong Province and Lanzhou of Gansu Province, demonstrating the expansion of our SVAC adoption territory into two more provinces. China's SVAC (Surveillance Video and Audio Coding) national video surveillance technology standard, promulgated in 2011, was co-developed by Vimicro and The First Research Institute of Ministry of Public Security of China. In early 2014, Guangdong province was officially selected as the lead demonstration of provincial-wide adoption of SVAC national standard.Maoming's competitive bid winning is a prelude to a stream of SVAC projects to be carried out by various cities and districts in Guangdong within the next 12 to 18 months," commented Dr. John Deng, Vimicro's Chairman and CEO. "Riding on the megatrend of SVAC national standard adoption across China, Vimicro will leverage its first-mover advantages based on its proprietary multimedia IC technology to further penetrate a wider array of geographic areas and industries, to create long-term value for our shareholders."

About Vimicro International Corporation

Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC) is a leading video surveillance technology and solution provider that designs, develops and markets a full range of video surveillance products and solutions to governments, private enterprises, and consumers in China. Vimicro co-developed SVAC (Surveillance Video and Audio Coding), the national video surveillance technological standard, which demonstrates its unique strengths in proprietary multimedia IC technology, making it a leader in China's fast-growing security and surveillance market. Vimicro is headquartered in Beijing, China and has subsidiaries and offices throughout China and in Silicon Valley. Vimicro's ADSs each represent four ordinary shares and are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market exchange under the ticker symbol "VIMC."

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Among other things, the quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Vimicro's expectations and forecasts, contain forward-looking statements. Vimicro may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on forms 20-F and 6-K, etc., in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Vimicro's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: the Company's ability to develop and sell new mobile multimedia products; the expected growth of the mobile multimedia market; the Company's ability to increase sales of notebook camera multimedia processors; the Company's ability to retain existing customers and acquire new customers and respond to competitive market conditions; the Company's ability to respond in a timely manner to the evolving multimedia market and changing consumer preferences and industry standards and to stay abreast of technological changes; the Company's ability to secure sufficient foundry capacity in a timely manner; the company's ability to effectively protect its intellectual property and the risk that it may infringe on the intellectual property of others; and cyclicality of the semiconductor industry. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Vimicro's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Vimicro does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and Vimicro undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

Company Contact:

Vimicro International Corporation
Ms. Daisy Wang, IR Manager
Phone: +8610-5884-8898 Ext: 3036

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