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FotoNation to Deliver Next Generation Multimedia Experiences on Smartphones

February 22, 2016–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™.

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.”

About FotoNation

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

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 or