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Tessera Brings Low-Cost Optical Zoom Capabilities to Camera Phones with OptiML Technology

Innovative Image Enhancement Technology Enables 3X Zoom Capabilities for Camera Module and Handset Manufacturers

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2008--Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA), a leading provider of miniaturization technologies for the electronics industry, today announced its OptiML(TM) Zoom solution is now available for licensing. This innovative image enhancement solution combines unique lens design with specialized algorithms to replace traditional mechanical zoom capabilities, enabling 3X optical zoom capabilities in a compact camera module without moving parts.

Mechanical zoom solutions require moving parts, making them too expensive and too large for handset manufacturers to integrate into today's smaller, thinner cell phones - they also have the potential for mechanical failures. Digital zoom solutions are inexpensive but provide poor image quality. The OptiML Zoom solution enables camera phone module makers to integrate high-quality optical zoom functionality at a significantly lower cost and with higher reliability, while enabling a reduction in the overall size of the camera module.

"Tessera is driving the convergence of digital still camera and cell phone capabilities, integrating its full range of consumer optics expertise - from image enhancement technologies to wafer-level optics expertise - to enable the next generation of smaller, smarter mobile devices," said Michael Bereziuk, chief operating officer, Tessera. "We believe the OptiML Zoom solution, which is the industry's first non-mechanical optical zoom solution, meets the growing demand for better functionality in camera phones, providing an optimal combination of price, performance, size and ease of integration."

The OptiML Zoom solution provides a significant performance advantage when compared to the most advanced digital zoom technologies in use today. The technology incorporates an innovative lens design that increases the resolution in the center of the image without narrowing the field of view. The result is true optical magnification without loss of detail.

"Tessera's OptiML Zoom technology addresses many of the issues that have plagued camera phones since day one," said Tony Henning, senior analyst at Future Image, Inc. "We're optimistic about the adoption of Tessera's non-mechanical zoom capabilities by handset OEMs and module manufacturers, and the subsequent widespread availability of higher quality camera phones in the near future."

The OptiML Zoom solution is now available for licensing from Tessera. For more information about the company's portfolio of image enhancement solutions, please visit: http://www.tessera.com/technologies/.

About OptiML Image Enhancement Technologies

The OptiML family of image enhancement technologies enables significantly higher-quality images in camera phones without the need for mechanical parts, providing a cost-effective alternative to current solutions which require moving parts and are larger, slower and less reliable. The OptiML Zoom solution offers 3X zoom capabilities, and the OptiML Focus solution enables all aspects of a high-quality image to be brought into focus automatically and simultaneously. The OptiML UFL solution improves low-light performance by increasing the amount of available light by as much as 250 percent, without degrading the field depth or other performance factors.

About Tessera

Tessera Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of miniaturization technologies for the electronics industry. The company provides a broad range of advanced packaging, interconnect, and consumer optics solutions which are widely adopted in high-growth markets including consumer, computing, communications, medical and defense electronics. Tessera's customers include the world's top semiconductor companies such as Intel, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Micron and Infineon. The company's stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol TSRA. Tessera is headquartered in San Jose, California. For information call 1.408.894.0700 or go to www.tessera.com.

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. 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 December 31, 2007, include more information about factors that could affect the company's financial results.

Tessera and the Tessera logo are registered trademarks and OptiML is a trademark of Tessera. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Tessera
Julie Seymour, +1-408-383-3602
jseymour@tessera.com
or
JHG-Townsend for Tessera
Liya Sharif or Lori Scribner, +1-858-457-4888
Tessera_Team@jhg.com

SOURCE: Tessera Technologies, Inc.

 
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