DigitalOptics Announces First mems|cam Purchase Order by OPPO, a Leading China Smartphone Maker

  DigitalOptics Announces First mems|cam Purchase Order by OPPO, a Leading
  China Smartphone Maker

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- October 8, 2013

DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC™), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) announced today that Guangdong Oppo Mobile
Telecommunications Corp., Ltd (OPPO), a leading Chinese smartphone OEM, has
placed the first mems|cam^TM volume production purchase order.

The mems|cam module provides speed, power, and precision advantages compared
to VCM (voice coil motor) camera modules and enables highly differentiated
features when coupled with DOC’s world-class software.

“We are proud to announce that OPPO and DOC are exclusive launch partners.
OPPO will be the first smartphone OEM to incorporate mems|cam products in
volume,” stated John Thode, president of DigitalOptics Corporation. “OPPO has
an excellent premium brand in China as demonstrated by the September 23 launch
of the innovative N1 Smartphone platform. Integrating mems|cam modules into
OPPO’s best-in-class smartphones will bring an exciting computational imaging
user experience that further delivers on OPPO’s brand promise.”

There has been speculation on who would be the first to bring the significant
benefits of mems|cam to the mobile imaging market. Last week, several
technology news blogs reported that mems|cam was first being brought to market
in another smartphone platform. Those reports were inaccurate.

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that could cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected,
particularly with respect to the features, characteristics and benefits of
DOC’s mems|cam modules and software and the launch and incorporation of
mems|cam modules in OPPO smartphones. Material factors that may cause results
to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations relating to
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module products; failure by the industry to use technologies covered by the
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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

About OPPO

OPPO is an international technology brand committed to designing beautiful
technology products with an open attitude. Seeking to fuse technology and
affection in all products, OPPO has been restless in the pursuit of the latest
technology, the highest hardware quality standards and to delivering the
element of positive surprise. For more information, please visit
http://en.oppo.com/

Tessera, Tessera, Inc., the Tessera logo, DigitalOptics Corporation, 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.

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