Tessera Pens Agreement with Motorola
Tessera Technologies Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of miniaturization technologies for the electronics industry, announced that is has signed an agreement with Motorola Inc. for an option to license Tessera's chip scale packaging (CSP) technology. This option enables Motorola, within a specified time period, to enter into a pre-negotiated license agreement with Tessera and settle all outstanding litigation between the companies. If Motorola exercises the option and takes the license, it will pay royalties on all its products that include chips that use Tessera's technology and are sourced from companies who are not Tessera licensees. Detailed terms of the agreements including the time period, option fees, license fees and license royalties are confidential. Motorola is named in Tessera's ongoing US International Trade Commission (ITC) Investigation 337-TA-605 (Wireless ITC action) and in a related suit in the Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Texas.