Tessera and Siliconware Settle Litigation
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- May 10, 2013
Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) (the “Company” or “we”) announced
today that its Tessera, Inc. subsidiary has reached a settlement with
Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. and Siliconware USA, Inc.
(together, “Siliconware”). In exchange for being released from the litigation,
Siliconware will pay Tessera, Inc. a partial upfront fee and smaller quarterly
payments over the next five years.
“We are pleased to have settled this matter with Siliconware,” said Bernard
“Barney” Cassidy, president, Tessera Intellectual Property Corp. “We believe
this settlement further validates the strength of our intellectual property
and our overall strategy of pursuing meritorious litigation when appropriate.”
The companies did not disclose the full terms and conditions of the settlement
agreement. Tessera, Inc. and Siliconware agreed to dismiss claims and
counterclaims between the two parties relating to Tessera Inc.’s patent
infringement claims pending in the United States District Court, Northern
District of California.
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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 effects and duration of the settlement
agreement with Siliconware, the strength of the Company’s intellectual
property and litigation strategy, and future payments by Siliconware. Material
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plans or operations relating to the Company’s businesses; market or industry
conditions; changes in patent laws, regulation or enforcement, or other
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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
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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
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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
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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
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About Tessera Technologies, Inc.
Tessera Technologies, Inc. is a holding company with operating subsidiaries in
two segments: Intellectual Property and DigitalOptics. Our Intellectual
Property segment, managed by Tessera Intellectual Property Corp., generates
revenue from manufacturers and other implementers that use our technology. Our
DigitalOptics business delivers innovation in imaging systems for smartphones.
For more information call 1.408.321.6000 or visit www.tessera.com.
Tessera, the Tessera logo, DOC, the DOC logo, and Invensas Corporation are
trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Tessera
Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other
company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies.
Tessera Technologies, Inc.
Rick Neely, 408-321-6756
Chief Financial Officer
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