SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRA), announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Invensas Corporation signed a new technology license and development agreement with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. ("ASE") (TAIEX:2311, NYSE:ASX), the world’s largest semiconductor assembly and test service provider, to collaborate on the development and commercialization of Invensas Bond Via Array™ (BVA®) technology. ASE will move to the final stage of qualification of Invensas BVA® vertical interconnect technology for Package-on-Package (PoP) applications and begin engaging customers. With Invensas BVA technology, ASE will be able to meet its customers’ desire for low profile and low cost PoP solutions for current and future generations of application processors aimed at smartphones and tablets.
Consumer demand for smaller and more advanced mobile electronics creates ever more challenging requirements for chip packaging technologies. Overall package height and assembly cost must be maintained or reduced while accommodating larger and higher performance application processors. Invensas BVA technology enables device manufacturers to address these competing needs, delivering better performance in smaller packages, all while using existing wire bonding manufacturing infrastructure.
“Tessera is a valued partner for ASE, and we are pleased to expand the technology and business relationship between our two companies,” said Tien Wu, Chief Operating Officer of ASE. “The Invensas BVA technology will enable us to deliver advanced packaging solutions that will enable us to continue to satisfy our customers’ requirements for integrated, low profile, cost-effective advanced packaging solutions.”
Invensas BVA technology provides the industry with unmatched tolerance to process variations, which translates into improved yield and cost efficiencies. Further, this technology can be used to provide a cost effective 3D interconnect solution, for System-in-Package (SiP) and a range of other applications.
“We are excited to enter into this agreement with ASE and look forward to continuing to work closely together to proliferate Invensas BVA and future technologies into the market,” said Tom Lacey, CEO, Tessera Technologies, Inc. “This agreement paves the way for both companies to deliver next-generation packaging solutions for a diverse range of end products, including smartphones, tablets, and other mobile electronics.”
The companies anticipate that advanced packaging capabilities featuring Invensas BVA technology will be available to ASE customers in the second half of 2016. For more information on Invensas BVA technology and other Invensas solutions, please visit www.invensas.com or www.tessera.com.
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 www.tessera.com or www.invensas.com.
Tessera, the Tessera logo, Invensas, the Invensas logo, BVA, FotoNation, the FotoNation logo, FaceSavvy, FaceTools, FacePower, DigitalAperture, and LifeFocus are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Tessera Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
About ASE Group
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Group) is the world's largest provider of independent semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly, test, materials and design manufacturing. As a global leader geared toward meeting the industry’s ever-growing needs for faster, smaller and higher performance chips, ASE develops and offers a wide portfolio of technology and solutions including IC test program design, front-end engineering test, wafer probe, wafer bump, substrate design and supply, wafer level package, flip chip, System in Package (SiP), final test and electronic manufacturing services. ASE generated sales revenues of US $8.64 billion in 2015 and employs over 65,000 people worldwide. For more information about ASE Group, visit www.aseglobal.com.
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