Samsung Licenses DigitalOptics Face Detection and Tracking Software

  Samsung Licenses DigitalOptics Face Detection and Tracking Software

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 23, 2013

DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC™), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) announced today that Samsung Electronics
Co., Ltd. has signed a multi-year license for DOC’s Face Detection and Face
Tracking software. This software will be used in Samsung Galaxy S® 4
smartphones.

DOC’s Face Detection and Face Tracking software is part of DOC’s FaceTools™
suite, which also includes Accurate Eye Tracking and Face Recognition, Smile
and Blink Detection, among others. With FaceTools, end users can automatically
identify individuals, capture fast moving objects, use enhanced user
interfaces via real-time tracking of pupils, and take flawless pictures even
under sub-optimum light or color balance conditions. This software is
compatible with all application processors and can be optimized for power
consumption and increased performance via custom hardware blocks, such as the
DOC advanced hardware image processing (AHIP) embedded in Fujitsu’s discrete
image signal processors (ISPs).

The DOC’s FaceTools suite is also a key capability in its innovative
microelectromechnical (MEMS) mems|cam^™ mobile camera module recently launched
in February at Mobile World Congress. By combining FaceTools along with an
extensive portfolio of market leading camera technologies, DOC will enable
compelling new imaging features only available in mems|cam mobile camera
modules for smartphone cameras.

“Our position as the technology and market leader in imaging software is a
unique asset that enables DOC to develop highly differentiated mobile camera
modules,” said John Thode, president of DOC. “By combining our MEMS technology
with our real-time custom hardware blocks and application software we believe
we have all of the capabilities to bring exceptional professional quality
still and video imaging and applications to mobile devices.”

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This document contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected,
particularly with respect to the license with Samsung, the features, benefits
characteristics and intended uses of DOC’s products and technology, and the
development and introduction of new differentiated features and capabilities
for DOC’s mems|cam mobile camera modules. Material factors that may cause
results to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations
relating to the Company's businesses; market or industry conditions; changes
in patent laws, regulation or enforcement, or other factors that might affect
the Company’s ability to protect or realize the value of its intellectual
property; the expiration of license agreements and the cessation of related
royalty income; the failure, inability or refusal of licensees to pay
royalties; initiation, delays, setbacks or losses relating to the Company’s
intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or invalidation or
limitation of key patents; the timing and results, which are not predictable
and may vary in any individual proceeding, of any ICC ruling or award,
including in the Amkor arbitration; fluctuations in operating results due to
the timing of new license agreements and royalties, or due to legal costs; the
risk of a decline in demand for semiconductor and camera module products;
failure by the industry to use technologies covered by the Company’s patents;
the expiration of the Company's patents; the Company's ability to successfully
complete and integrate acquisitions of businesses; the risk of loss of, or
decreases in production orders from, customers of acquired businesses;
financial and regulatory risks associated with the international nature of the
Company’s businesses; failure of the Company’s products to achieve
technological feasibility or profitability; failure to successfully
commercialize the Company's products; changes in demand for the products of
the Company’s customers; limited opportunities to license technologies and
sell products due to high concentration in the markets for semiconductors and
related products and camera modules; the impact of competing technologies on
the demand for the Company’s technologies and products; and the reliance on a
limited number of suppliers for the components used in the manufacture of DOC
products. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2012, include more information
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About DigitalOptics Corporation

DigitalOptics Corporation (DigitalOptics or DOC^TM), a wholly owned subsidiary
of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA), designs and manufactures
innovative imaging systems for smartphones.The company leverages its deep
expertise in optics, camera modules, MEMS and image processing to deliver
pioneering products that expand the boundaries of smartphone photography.
DOC’s mems|cam modules set the standard for camera module speed, size, power
consumption, and precision. DigitalOptics is a leader in embedded image
enhancement and computational photography algorithms, including its
FaceTools^TM, HDR, panorama, multi-focus, and image stabilization products.
DOC’s complementary suite of imaging solutions allows smartphone vendors to
rapidly incorporate world-class cameras so users always have high-end imaging
on hand. DigitalOptics is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more
information visit www.doc.com

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