Invensas and Tezzaron Partner to Deliver Commercial 3D-IC Products

  Invensas and Tezzaron Partner to Deliver Commercial 3D-IC Products

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- December 12, 2013

Invensas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq: TSRA), announced today that it is partnering with Tezzaron
Semiconductor Corporation, a pioneer and producer of 3D Integrated Circuit
(3D-IC) semiconductor devices, in order to build a wide range of 3D-IC
customer products.

"Today we can produce complete high-quality 2.5D (Silicon Interposer) and 3D
silicon devices, but the final packaging flows are lacking,” stated Robert
Patti, CTO of Tezzaron. “Invensas’ 3D-IC packaging expertise and existing
pilot assembly line capability will enable us to ramp our unique products into
full production. The Invensas combination of technology development and low
volume manufacturing capabilities are unlike anything else available."

3D-IC technology involves the stacking of multiple Integrated Circuits with
Through Silicon Vias (TSVs) into ultra dense, ultra high-performance,
low-power products, using advanced semiconductor and semiconductor packaging
processes. 3D-IC architecture is the fundamental building block of a broad
range of next generation silicon solutions in Memory, Mobile SOC (System on
Chip), RF (Radio Frequency), Image Sensor, MEMS, and Microprocessor products.

“We are delighted to take this next step in 3D-IC commercialization with
Tezzaron,” said Simon McElrea, president of Invensas. “3D-IC is finally at its
strategic inflection point. We have developed unique assembly capability in
our pilot line in San Jose, and have built a corresponding 3D-IC patent
portfolio of over 500 assets to date. Tezzaron put 3D-IC on the map, and we
are excited to work with them now to deliver commercial 3D-IC products to key

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1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected,
particularly with respect to Invensas partnering with Tezzaron, 3D-IC
commercialization and the features, characteristics and benefits of Invensas
products and technology. Material factors that may cause results to differ
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About Tezzaron

Tezzaron Semiconductor Corporation is a world leader in the design and
production of 3D-ICs including high-performance memory and sensor arrays.
Tezzaron's unique device architecture and assembly methodology allows
unrivaled performance and unprecedented low power. Tezzaron is the world's
only turnkey 2.5D and 3D SOC supplier offering both design and fabrication
services. Corporate headquarters are located at 1415 Bond St., Suite 111,
Naperville, Ill. 60563. For more information, visit

About Invensas

Invensas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq: TSRA - News), is a global leader in semiconductor interconnect
solutions and intellectual property. Invensas innovates in areas such as
mobile computing and communications, memory and data storage, and 3D
Integrated Circuit (3D-IC) technologies. Headquartered in San Jose,
California, Invensas licenses these solutions to Original Equipment Makers,
Original Design Manufacturers, and Integrated Device Manufacturers and
delivers the products to market through collaborative engineering partnerships
and strategic business alliances. Learn more at or, or contact Invensas PR at +1 408 324 5105.



Company Contact:
Tessera Technologies, Inc.
Moriah Shilton, 408-321-6713
Sr. Director, Communications & Investor Relations
PR Contact:
Impress Labs
Amy Smith, 401-369-9266
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