FotoNation Technology Automates Intelligent Image Analysis in Camera-Enabled Mobile Phones to Enable Improved Image Quality
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA), today announced that, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, it will demonstrate a collection of FotoNation® intelligent scene analysis technologies, which improve image quality and make mobile phone picture taking faster and easier.
The FotoNation technologies automatically identify an image’s main features and enable the camera to select a scene mode. Based on the information it has gathered, the camera performs necessary adjustments prior to capturing the images, without the need for user input. This means that the user can take a picture with the scene settings automatically adjusted without having to navigate through complex menus.
The technologies identify settings that include portraits, night scenes, landscapes, backlighting, object motion and camera motion. They provide instant feedback, enabling the camera to automatically adjust focus, exposure, aperture color balance and flash settings. The collective results of this feedback intelligently control and improve image quality.
“Our FotoNation technology is bringing digital still camera features and image quality to mobile phones without the need for complex menu set-ups,” said Michael Bereziuk, executive vice president, Imaging & Optics, Tessera. “The small form factor of today’s mobile phone, coupled with the phone users need for ease of use, means that these image enhancement features need to be highly automated. Intelligent scene analysis technology will bring us one step closer to being able to take high-quality photos, on the spot, with the push of a button.”
Tessera will demonstrate its FotoNation image analysis technologies in its Booth # 21D40 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 16-19, 2009.
About FotoNation Technology
The FotoNation family of technologies from Tessera provides a full portfolio of in-camera image enhancement solutions for digital photos. The FotoNation Red solution automatically detects and removes red- and golden-eye defects. The FotoNation FaceTracker solution, which includes the FotoNation SmileCheck, FotoNation BlinkCheck and FotoNation Beautification extension modules, detects the presence of human faces in pictures to ensure optimal focus, exposure, color balance and image quality.
Tessera Technologies, Inc., delivers miniaturization technologies that transform electronic 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
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 the features and performance of Tessera’s FotoNation technologies. 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, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2008, include more information about factors that could affect the company's financial results.
Tessera, the Tessera logo and FotoNation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tessera Inc. or its affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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