SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) today announced that on February 17, 2011, it sent Amkor Technology, Inc. an official notice of termination of their license agreement with Tessera. The two companies are currently in arbitration regarding multiple issues, including several past breaches by Amkor of the license agreement.
"We have concluded that the best course of action is to terminate Amkor's license agreement with us," stated Henry R. Nothhaft, chairman and chief executive officer, Tessera. "We will take the necessary steps to protect our innovation and technology, our shareholders, and our licensees in good standing."
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This document 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 company's relationship with Amkor, the pending arbitration, and any further steps Tessera may take. Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include delays, setbacks or losses relating to the company's intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or any invalidation or limitation of the company's key patents; fluctuations in the company's 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 the company's ability to protect its intellectual property; the risk of a decline in demand for semiconductor products; failure by the industry to adopt the company's technologies; competing technologies; the future expiration of the company's patents; the future expiration of the company's 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 the company's 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 Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 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.
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 technologies. 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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