BARCELONA, Spanje, & SAN JOSE, Californië–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mobile World Congress – FotoNation Limited, een dochteronderneming van Tessera Technologies Inc. en de toonaangevende aanbieder van rekenkundige beeldtechnologieën voor mobiele telefoons en digitale fotocamera’s, heeft de lat hoger gelegd voor de fotografie-ervaring bij smartphonegebruikers. Het eerste resultaat van een samenwerking met LG, op basis van FotoNations LifeFocus™ , zit in de nieuwste hoogwaardige smartphone van de smartphonefabrikant, de LG V10.
Het LifeFocus-portfolio FotoNation maakt gebruik van een reeks geavanceerde technologieën voor gezichtsherkenning en tracking, zodat het onderwerp van de foto altijd scherp staat. Zo garandeert Face Detection Auto Focus (FDAF) dat gebruikers altijd scherpe foto’s en video’s kunnen maken, ongeacht de lichtsterkte van de omgeving. FDAF werkt in samenhang met bestaande, hypermoderne autofocussystemen, die op basis van contrast-, laser- of faseherkenning werken. Dit biedt ongeëvenaarde focus en kwaliteit.
FotoNation® to Deliver Next Generation Multimedia Experiences on Smartphones
BARCELONA, Spain, & SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mobile World Congress – FotoNation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) and the leading provider of computational imaging solutions for mobile phones and digital still cameras, has raised the bar on how mobile users will experience photography. The first outcome of a cooperation with LG, based on FotoNation’s LifeFocus™ technology is on display in LG’s latest premium smartphone, the LG V10™.
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FotoNation’s LifeFocus portfolio leverages a set of advanced face detection and tracking technologies used to ensure the subject is in-focus. For example, Face Detection Auto Focus (FDAF) ensures that smartphone users always capture high quality, in-focus photos and videos in any lighting condition. FDAF works in conjunction with existing state-of-the-art auto-focus (AF) systems based on contrast-, laser- or phase-detection, offering unmatched face focus time and quality.
“FotoNation’s LifeFocus technology are designed to flawlessly capture life’s important moments and ensure they’re always in-focus,” stated Sumat Mehra, senior vice president of marketing and business development at FotoNation. “We pride ourselves on our industry-leading image quality and are pleased to have collaborated on the feature-packed LG V10, enabling advanced auto-focus capabilities that deliver high quality and speed.”
FotoNation is giving life to computational imaging by merging technology with emotion. With technology in more than 60 % of global tier-one smartphones, FotoNation develops technologies that serve the computational imaging space for handsets and cameras, as well as the automotive, surveillance, security, and augmented reality markets. We create, innovate and deliver the next generation of computational imaging algorithms. We engineer new ways to reach the highest possible performance while keeping system requirements to a minimum. We have a long history of innovating and advancing the state of the art in image processing. More than a decade ago, we were the first to integrate a computational imaging solution in an embedded mobile device. Today, FotoNation remains the leader in computational photography and computer vision. Nearly 2 billion digital cameras and smart devices are powered by the imaging technologies designed by the sharp minds and passionate hearts of FotoNation engineers. For more information visit www.fotonation.com.
About Tessera Technologies, Inc.
Tessera Technologies, Inc., including its Invensas and FotoNation subsidiaries, licenses technologies and intellectual property to customers for use in areas such as mobile computing and communications, memory and data storage, and 3D-IC technologies, among others. Our technologies include semiconductor packaging and interconnect solutions, and products and solutions for mobile and computational imaging, including our LifeFocusTM, FaceToolsTM, FacePowerTM, FotoSavvyTM, DigitalApertureTM, face beautification, red-eye removal, High Dynamic Range, autofocus, panorama, and image stabilization intellectual property. For more information, call +1.408.321.6000 or visit www.tessera.com or www.invensas.com.
Tessera, the Tessera logo, FotoNation, the FotoNation logo, FaceSavvy, FaceTools, FacePower, DigitalAperture, and LifeFocus are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Tessera Technologies, Inc. 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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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 characteristics, benefits, and features of FotoNation technologies and the use of such technologies in LG smartphones. Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations relating to the businesses of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”); market or industry conditions; changes in patent laws, regulation or enforcement, or other factors that might affect the Company’s ability to protect or realize the value of its intellectual property; the expiration of license agreements and the cessation of related royalty income; the failure, inability or refusal of licensees to pay royalties; initiation, delays, setbacks or losses relating to the Company’s intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or invalidation or limitation of key patents; fluctuations in operating results due to the timing of new license agreements and royalties, or due to legal costs; the risk of a decline in demand for semiconductors and products utilizing FotoNation technologies; failure by the industry to use technologies covered by the Company’s patents; the expiration of the Company’s patents; the Company’s ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions of businesses; the risk of loss of, or decreases in production orders from, customers of acquired businesses; financial and regulatory risks associated with the international nature of the Company’s businesses; failure of the Company’s products to achieve technological feasibility or profitability; failure to successfully commercialize the Company’s products; changes in demand for the products of the Company’s customers; limited opportunities to license technologies due to high concentration in the markets for semiconductors and related products and smartphone imaging; and the impact of competing technologies on the demand for the Company’s technologies. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. The Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2015, include more information about factors that could affect the Company’s financial results. The Company assumes no obligation to update information contained in this press release. Although this release may remain available on the Company’s website or elsewhere, its continued availability does not indicate that the Company is reaffirming or confirming any of the information contained herein.