PRESS RELEASE: Tessera Licenses New Video Tools Solution to Fujitsu Semiconductor
Image Enhancement Technology Enables Advanced Video Capabilities in Fujitsu Semiconductor’s Milbeaut Chips
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA) today announced that Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited has licensed Tessera’s OptiML™ Video Tools hardware acceleration technology to enhance the video and imaging capabilities in its Milbeaut chipsets.
Fujitsu Semiconductor’s Milbeaut chips provide low power consumption and high performance for the most advanced imaging technology in compact digital cameras and cell phones. By incorporating the Tessera technology, these chips can now offer optimum use of computing resources, enabling smaller, lighter, slimmer devices.
“With Tessera’s innovative hardware acceleration IP core, we are better able to meet the demand for high-quality video in our Milbeaut chipsets,” said Tom Miyake, senior vice president, Advanced Products Business Unit, Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited. “By incorporating this Tessera technology, we are able to offer our customers additional capabilities to take better quality, more impressive video with little or no extra effort.”
“Our latest video tool offering is targeted at the rapidly emerging video capture market and provides optimum image quality combined with highly efficient overall system processing operation,” said Michael Bereziuk, executive vice president, Imaging & Optics, Tessera. “Since they are a leading chip-set provider to the digital camera and cell phone markets, we are especially pleased that Fujitsu Semiconductor has chosen to use our solution for their next generation product offerings.”
The OptiML Video Tools solution enables the capture and recording of clear, high-quality videos. The technology combines image processing hardware and software in a single solution to maximize camera performance while reducing demands on system resources. The hardware acceleration is used for computationally intensive tasks, with the remainder of the image processing is carried out by the software.
Fujitsu’s Milbeaut chipsets are used in digital still cameras and cell phones.
The OptiML Video Tools solution is available for licensing now.
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 Tessera's relationship with Fujitsu Semiconductor, the use of Tessera's OptiML™ Video Tools by Fujitsu Semiconductor, and the functionality, speed and performance of Tessera's OptiML™ Video Tools and Fujitsu Semiconductor’s Milbeaut chips . Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include delays, setbacks or losses relating to our intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or any invalidation or limitation of our key patents; fluctuations in our operating results due to the timing of new license agreements and royalties, or due to legal costs; changes in patent laws, regulation or enforcement, or other factors that might affect our ability to protect our intellectual property; the risk of a decline in demand for semiconductor products; failure by the industry to adopt our technologies; competing technologies; the future expiration of our patents; the future expiration of our license agreements and the cessation of related royalty income; the failure or refusal of licensees to pay royalties; failure to achieve the growth prospects and synergies expected from acquisition transactions; and delays and challenges associated with integrating acquired companies with our existing businesses. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Tessera’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2009, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, include more information about factors that could affect the company's financial results. Tessera assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release. Although this release may remain available on Tessera's website or elsewhere, its continued availability does not indicate that Tessera is reaffirming or confirming any of the information contained herein.
About OptiML Image Enhancement Technology
Tessera’s portfolio of OptiML software solutions enable image enhancement to maximize camera-enabled devices; from image details to image quality. OptiML Video Tools combine image enhancement software and hardware acceleration to provide real-time video image stabilization and face beautification. OptiML Face Tools provide face-oriented imaging technology such as face tracking/detection, smile/blink detection, face recognition and face beautification. OptiML Red-Eye uses embedded image processing automatically detects and corrects red- and golden-eye imperfections without the need for a PC or editing software. OptiML Panorama enables users to easily and automatically create panoramic images, also in a single step.
Tessera Technologies, Inc. invests in, licenses and delivers innovative miniaturization technologies for next-generation electronic devices. The company’s micro-electronics solutions enable smaller, higher-functionality devices through chip-scale, 3D and wafer-level packaging technology, as well as high-density substrate and silent air cooling technology. Tessera’s imaging and optics solutions provide low-cost, high-quality camera functionality in electronic products and include image sensor packaging, wafer-level optics and image enhancement intellectual property. The company also offers customized micro-optic lenses, from diffractive and refractive optical elements to integrated micro-optical subassemblies. Tessera licenses its technologies, as well as delivers products based on these technologies, to promote the development of the supply chain infrastructure. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. For information call 1.408.321.6000 or go to www.tessera.com.
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(First posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 13:02 EDT)