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Tessera Secures Digital Optics

Photonics Spectra
Sep 2006
A supplier of miniaturization technologies for the electronics industry, Tessera Technologies Inc. of San Jose, Calif., has purchased micro-optical products developer Digital Optics Corp. The acquired company’s facility in Charlotte, N.C., will become Tessera’s Micro-Optics Center of Excellence, providing Tessera with technologies to develop cost-effective, miniaturized imaging products for consumer optics applications, including camera phones and next-generation DVD players. Tessera paid approximately $59.5 million in cash for all outstanding Digital Optics equity. The acquisition builds on wafer-level image sensor packaging technology assets purchased by Tessera in 2005.



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That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
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