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Last $34.64 USD
Change Today -0.02 / -0.06%
Volume 744.3K
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3025 Orchard Parkway

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Phone: 408-321-6000

Fax: 408-321-8257

Tessera Technologies, Inc. licenses technologies and intellectual property to customers and others who implement it for use in areas, such as mobile computing and communications, memory and data storage, and 3-D Integrated Circuit (3DIC) technologies, among others. The company's technologies include semiconductor packaging and interconnect solutions, and products and solutions for mobile and computational imaging, including FaceTools, FacePower, FotoSavvy, DigitalAperture, face beautification, red-eye removal, High Dynamic Range, autofocus, panorama, and image stabilization intellectual property. The company focuses on the monetization of intellectual property, both internally developed and acquired, through royalties, licenses and other means. Subsidiaries Tessera, Inc.'s research and development led to significant innovations in semiconductor packaging technology. Semiconductor packaging creates the mechanical and electrical connection between semiconductor chips and systems such as computers and communication equipment, often via connection to printed circuit boards. The company patented these innovations, often referred to as chip-scale packaging. Invensas Corporation operates in semiconductor interconnect innovation and intellectual property licensing. Invensas Corporation innovates in three primary areas, such as DRAM and Flash memory, mobile computing and communications, and 3DIC technology. Invensas Corporation’s engineering teams develop and prototype these technologies in assembly and test laboratories, as well as performing full product reliability testing and acceptance testing. FotoNation Limited innovates in product and system-level imaging technologies. FotoNation license’s its software solutions for mobile imaging, including FaceTools provides face-oriented imaging technology, such as face detection/tracking, smile/blink detection, red-eye removal, face recognition and face beautification; face beautification allows users to automatically enhance portraits (still and video) with features such as skin toning, face slimming, eye brightening, and teeth whitening; FotoSavvy is a solution that enables the novice user of a smartphone camera to take pictures like a professional photographer with various aides that are provided by the camera; FacePower enables the camera of a smart-phone to be a low power sensor to save battery power through intelligent analysis and processing means; panorama enables users to create panoramic images in a single step without a PC or editing software; and image stabilization corrects for motion blur and shake induced during video capture. In addition to the FotoNation mobile imaging technology, other elements of the company’s imaging intellectual property portfolio include MEMS autofocus technology, camera module technology, biometrics authentication and other imaging technologies that were developed or acquired. Customers The company’s technologies have been licensed to approximately 90 companies. These customers include Intel Corporation; LG Electronics; Micron Technology, Inc.; Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd; Shenzhen O-Film Tech Co., LTD; SK hynix Inc.; Spansion Inc.; Powertech Technology Inc.; Sony Corporation; and others. Sales and Marketing The company’s sales activities focus primarily on developing direct relationships at the technical, marketing and executive management levels. Product marketing focuses on identifying the needs and product requirements of its customers. Product marketing also manages the development of all of its technologies throughout the development cycle and creates the required marketing materials to assist with the adoption of the technologies. Research and Development For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, the company’s research and development and other related costs totaled approximately $37.5 million. Intellectual Property Portfolio As of December 31, 2014, the company owned approximately 2,036 United States patents and patent applications, as well as approximately 1,669 foreign patents and patent applications. The expiration dates of its issued patents range from 2015 to 2033. Strategy The company intends to engage potential and existing customers to license or otherwise adopt its innovative technologies separately or in conjunction with licensing its other patented technologies. Trademarks Tessera, the Tessera logo, µBGA, µPILR, DOC, the DOC logo, FotoNation, the FotoNation logo, DigitalAperture, FaceTools, FacePower, FotoSavvy, Invensas, the Invensas logo, xFD, FD, DFD, TFD, QFD, and BVA are trademarks or registered trademarks of the company or its affiliated companies in the U.S. and other countries. Competition The FotoNation image processing technologies, such as Face Detection and the company’s other FaceTools products compete with other image processing software vendors, such as ArcSoft, Inc. as well as internal design groups of the company’s customers providing similar technologies by employing different approaches. History Tessera Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1990.

 

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