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Samsung goes Tessara for OptiML Zoom technology

The Samsung LSI Division has licensed Tessera's OptiML Zoom image enhancement solution, which will enable high-quality zoom functionality in cell phones, portable video recorders and other camera-equipped mobile devices. The OptiML Zoom technology combines lens designs with specialized algorithms to provide high-performance 3x zoom solutions without moving parts, that is smaller, more cost-effective, easier to manufacture and more reliable than conventional mechanical zoom solutions. Soon in your favorite camera/phone !?...

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Check out this video on Tessara's OptiML Zoom technologyInnovative 3X Zoom Technology Provides Camera-Enabled Devices with Crisp, Clear, High-Quality Images

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) today announced that the System LSI Division of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has licensed Tessera's OptiML™ Zoom image enhancement solution, which provides high quality 3X zoom capabilities, without moving parts, for miniature cameras. Camera modules which incorporate this technology will enable high-quality zoom functionality in cell phones, portable video recorders and other camera-equipped mobile devices.

Tessera's OptiML Zoom technology combines unique lens designs with specialized algorithms to provide a high-performance zoom solution which is smaller, more cost-effective, easier to manufacture and more reliable than conventional mechanical zoom solutions.

"Samsung has been offering high-quality CMOS imagers to the market place, and the cell phone market demands not only crisp, clear images, but also more advanced imaging technologies like 3X zoom," said Dojun Rhee, vice president, marketing team, System LSI Division, Samsung Electronics. "With OptiML Zoom image enhancement technology for 3X Zoom, we continue to enhance our capabilities and provide more value for our customers."

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Samsung, and we are confident that our OptiML Zoom image enhancement technology will provide reliable, high-quality zoom capability to enhance the features of cell phone cameras," said John Keating, senior vice president, Tessera. "Industry partners like Samsung LSI are crucial for executing our vision for implementing advanced imaging technologies in mobile devices."


About OptiML Image Enhancement Solutions

The OptiML family of image enhancement solutions from Tessera enables significantly higher quality images in a cell phone camera form factor without the need for mechanical parts, resulting in a more reliable, miniaturized, cost-effective solution. The OptiML Zoom solution offers 3X zoom capabilities, and the OptiML Focus solution enables all objects from 20 centimeters to infinity to be in focus at once. The OptiML Low Light solution improves performance in low light, one of the key challenges in cell phone cameras, by increasing the amount of available light by as much as 250 percent, without degrading the field depth or other performance factors.

Additional information: Check out this video on Tessara's OptiML Zoom technology
March 17, 2011
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