|Type||Public (NASDAQ: TSRA)|
|Headquarters||San Jose, California, United States of America|
|Revenue||US$248 million (FY 2008)|
|Operating income||US$16 million|
|Net income||US$4.6 million|
|Employees||417 (August, 2009)|
Tessera Technologies, Inc. is a San Jose, California-based technology company founded in 1990. The company is focused on miniaturization technologies and has licensed its chip packaging technology to numerous semiconductor manufacturers, including Intel and Samsung Electronics.
Tessera has been embroiled in numerous patent disputes and won a major International Trade Commission ruling against Motorola, Qualcomm, Freescale Semiconductor and Spansion in May, 2009. Business Insider calls them a troll and put them on their list of the 8 biggest patent trolls in the industry.
Tessera was founded in 1990.
Some company milestones are listed below:
- 1990: company founded by former IBM research scientists
- 1994: Hitachi and Shinko Electric Industries Ltd. license Tessera technologies
- "Tessera Technologies, Inc. - Google Finance". Retrieved August 17, 2009.
- Vance, Ashlee (August 16, 2009). "A Determined Outpost of Tiny Technology". The New York Times. Retrieved August 17, 2009.
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- "Tech's 8 Most Fearsome 'Patent Trolls'". 2012-11-25. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
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