OptiML WLC Technology Wins 2008 Prism Award as One of World's Nine Most Technically Innovative Products of the Year
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA) announced today that the
company’s OptiML™ Wafer-Level Camera (WLC) technology has won
a 2008 Prism Award for technical innovation.
The Prism Awards program recognizes photonics innovation and is
sponsored by SPIE, an international society advancing light-based
research, and Laurin Publishing, which provides comprehensive worldwide
coverage of the photonics industry. The global competition presents
awards for advanced work in optics, lasers, imaging systems, metrology
and more. The awards are judged by a distinguished panel of technology
experts in their respective fields.
“It is a privilege to receive this award for our OptiML Wafer-Level
Camera technology,” said Michael Bereziuk, executive vice president,
Imaging & Optics, Tessera. “As devices such as cell phones get smaller,
innovative imaging solutions such as our OptiML WLC technology will
transform next-generation handsets by enabling higher levels of
functionality for consumers while providing a smaller, lower-cost, more
reliable camera module solution for manufacturers.”
OptiML WLC technology reduces the size of camera modules by up to 50
percent. The innovative technology enables thousands of tiny lenses to
be formed on a wafer at the same time, substantially lowering total
manufacturing costs. By using reflow-compatible materials for the
lenses, the technology makes it possible for camera modules to go
through high-heat soldering of up to 260 degrees Celsius without damage.
This means they can be mounted directly onto phone boards using the same
reflow process used to assemble other electronics, which reduces costs.
OptiML WLC technology is currently available for licensing from Tessera.
For more information, go to www.tessera.com.
Tessera develops and delivers technologies for wireless, consumer and
computing products. The company’s packaging and interconnect solutions
enable smaller, higher-functionality electronic devices. 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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Source: Tessera Technologies, Inc.
Judy Erkanat, +1-408-321-6751
PR for Tessera
Catherine Koo or Nicole Wasowski, +1-415-321-6751