Tela Ranks Among Industry Heavyweights in IEEE Spectrum Report

Tela Ranks Among Industry Heavyweights in IEEE Spectrum Report on
'Patent Power' 
Unique Solutions That Help IC Manufacturing Scale Place Tela in Top
20 of Prestigious List of Important and Quality Innovation Portfolios 
LOS GATOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 --  Tela Innovations, which
provides design solutions to enable continued cost-effective scaling
of semiconductor manufacturing, has been ranked by IEEE Spectrum
magazine as being among the leaders of the semiconductor and
electronics industry for the quality and potential impact of its
patents. In the 2012 edition of its prestigious Patent Power list,
the publication ranks Tela 11th in the Semiconductor Manufacturing
category, placing the company alongside major suppliers such as
Samsung (#1), SanDisk (#2), Broadcom (#4), Intel (#12) and Rambus
(#13). 
According to IEEE Spectrum, the rankings are "based on objective,
quantitative benchmarking of the patent portfolios of more than 5,000
leading commercial enterprises, academic institutions, nonprofit
organizations, and government agencies. This benchmarking... takes
into account not only the size of organizations' patent portfolios
but also the quality, as reflected in characteristics such as growth,
impact, originality, and general applicability." 
The full report can be seen here. 
Tela received 31 new patents in 2011, bringing its total portfolio to
more than 100. While relatively small in quantity in comparison to
companies like Samsung and Intel, Tela was rewarded for the quality
of its innovations, which are seen as having long-term impact on
addressing key challenges in semiconductor manufacturing. Using a
sophisticated scoring system, the report gave Tela an overall score
of 833.4 to earn the 11th place ranking in this category. 
"This is a great honor and a testament to the innovation we are
delivering to address critical technical and economic challenges
facing the semiconductor industry. We are pleased to be recognized as
having important technology that will enable designers to achieve the
best performance, density and low power characteristics possible as
semiconductor processes continue to scale," said Scott Becker,
president and CEO of Tela. "This report is also a strong statement
about the importance of the patent process in general, which Tela
uses to validate the value and uniqueness of our innovations." 
The majority of Tela's patents focus on novel approaches engineers
can use to optimize the size, performance and power of advanced IC
designs. Its technology addresses issues brought on by advanced
manufacturing processes that introduce new constraints and
restrictions designers must overcome. Its solutions are aimed at
extending the scaling of Moore's Law for designs targeting 28nm and
smaller geometries where lithography limitations drive more layout
restrictions for both single pass and multiple patterning approaches. 
About Tela
 Tela Innovations is a privately-held company based in Los
Gatos, California that provides solutions addressing the challenge of
scaling semiconductor design and manufacturing to advanced process
nodes. Tela was founded in 2005 by a team of experts in semiconductor
IP, design automation and process technology, and is backed by a
number of venture firms and corporate investors, including Intel
Capital, Cadence Design Systems, KT Venture Group, LLC, the
investment partner of KLA-Tencor Corporation, and Qualcomm
Incorporated. For more information on the company visit
www.tela-inc.com. 
All trademarks referred to are the property of their respective
owners 
For more information, contact:
Neal Carney
Tela Innovations
408-558-6322
neal@tela-inc.com 
Mike Sottak
Wired Island
408-876-4418
mike@wiredislandpr.com 
 
 
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