mems|cam Wins 2013 MEMS Technology Showcase

  mems|cam Wins 2013 MEMS Technology Showcase

MEMS Executive Congress 2013

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- November 14, 2013

DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC^TM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA), is pleased to announce that its mems|cam™
mobile imaging product was a winner in the third annual MEMS Technology
Showcase® at the 2013 MEMS Executive Congress^®. MEMS Technology Showcase is
sponsored by MEMS Industry Group (MIG) and awarded each year after live
presentation to recognize innovative uses of MEMS technology that enhance user
experience in electronic devices.

The mems|cam system is a fully integrated smartphone camera module. At its
heart is a silicon MEMS autofocus actuator which delivers speed, power, and
precision advantages over the incumbent technology VCM (voice coil motor).
These benefits, combined with DOC’s world-class image processing capabilities,
enable a suite of highly differentiated computational imaging features that
enhance user experiences. For example, DOC’s Fast Face Focus feature is more
than three times faster than Apple and other leading smartphones, ensuring the
user’s subject is always in focus.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the MEMS industry for commercializing an
innovative application of MEMS technology,” said Eric Sigler, vice president,
Product Marketing at DigitalOptics. “After many years of development and
investment, and supported by DOC’s portfolio of more than 1000 patent assets,
we are thrilled to deliver the advantages of MEMS technology to the mobile
imaging industry.”

On October 8, DOC announced it had received the first of two production orders
for mems|cam modules from its lead customer, Guangdong Oppo Mobile
Telecommunications Corp., Ltd (OPPO), one of the top Chinese premium
smartphone vendors.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release 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 features, characteristics and benefits of
DOC’s mems|cam modules. Material factors that may cause results to differ from
the statements made include the plans or operations relating to the
businesses; market or industry conditions of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (the
“Company”); 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, and its Quarterly Report
on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013, include more information
about factors that could affect the Company's financial results. The Company
assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release.
Although this release may remain available on the Company's website or
elsewhere, its continued availability does not indicate that the Company is
reaffirming or confirming any of the information contained herein.

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 MEMS Industry Group

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across
global markets. Over 160 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices,
Applied Materials, Bosch, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, Honeywell, HP, Intel,
InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm
Technologies, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. For more information,
visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.

DigitalOptics Corporation logo, DOC, mems|cam, the mems|cam logo and FaceTools
are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Tessera
Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. MEMS Industry
Group, the MEMS Industry Group logo, MEMS Executive Congress and MEMS
Technology Showcase are registered trademarks of MEMS Industry Group. All
other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders. All other company, brand and product names may be
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Company Contact:
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