Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) (the “Company”), today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, DigitalOptics Corporation™ (“DOC”), has appointed James N. “Jim” Chapman as senior vice president, sales and marketing. Chapman will report to Robert A. Young, the Company’s president and chief executive officer, and be responsible for DOC’s global sales and marketing initiatives.
“Jim brings to DOC more than 30 years of executive level sales and marketing experience,” said Young. “His platform level sales expertise and extensive network of mobile platform contacts will be instrumental to achieving our goal to deliver and establish our advanced MEMS autofocus technology in the mobile phone market starting in 2013.”
Chapman, 63, previously was president and CEO of NuCORE Technology, Inc., a multi-national developer of leading-edge digital and analog imaging devices for digital still and video cameras. In 2007 he led the sale of NuCORE to MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. He continued in a senior advisory role at MediaTek through 2011, responsible for their Silicon Valley engagements for the smartphone and feature phone business units. Prior to NuCORE, Chapman held senior marketing positions at Transmeta Corporation, a developer and licensor of semiconductor technologies and microprocessor designs, and was responsible for worldwide sales and marketing at Cyrix Corporation, a microprocessor developer. Prior to Cyrix, Chapman held various marketing roles at Intel Corporation in the U.S. and Asia including director of marketing; Entry Level Products Group.
Safe Harbor StatementThis 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 appointment of Mr. Chapman as DOC’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, the impact of his appointment on the Company, and DOC’s ability to deliver and proliferate its advanced MEMS autofocus technology in the mobile phone market starting in 2013. Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations relating to the Company's businesses; 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 risk of a decline in demand for semiconductor and camera module products; 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; the timing and results, which are not predictable and may vary in any individual proceeding, of any ICC ruling or award, including in the Amkor arbitration; fluctuations in operating results due to the timing of new license agreements and royalties, or due to legal costs; 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, including the integration by DOC of its recently acquired camera module manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, China; 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 and sell products due to high concentration in the markets for semiconductors and related products and camera modules; the impact of competing technologies on the demand for the Company’s technologies and products; failure by DOC to become a vertically integrated camera module supplier; and the reliance on a limited number of suppliers for the components used in the manufacture of DOC products. 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, 2011, and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012, 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.