on very low volume. i think this is a flag/indicator for some entity(ies) to sell off. same thing happened last week, was it early last week? when it took a 7 percent hit.
good luck longs.
heck, to me the packaging revenue is value story. i'm in the stock for the high-growth fotonation revs. still think they should split the company in to two seperate entities.
Samsung and Hynix accounted for 24% and 11% of TSRA's 2014 sales, respectively, with Micron likely to account for over 10% of TSRA sales in 2015. All for DRAM packaging license.
I am trying to find out when the Patents for DRAM packaging expires...it appears to me that the main Patent expired in Dec. 2014 or is this 20 years and they have until Dec. 2017?
Publication number US6133627 A
Publication type Grant
Application number US 08/984,615
Publication date Oct 17, 2000
Filing date Dec 3, 1997
I am in the semiconductor industry and am long many stocks (SPIL, ASE, AMKR). I am short TSRA, but whether you are long or short...looking for anyone want to help understand when the Patents expire. thanks.
No word how much they paid for it or how they're going to incorporate the technology into their FotoNation business:
"SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- FotoNation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRA) and the leading provider of computational imaging solutions for smartphones and digital still cameras, today announced its acquisition of Smart Sensors Limited ("SSL"), an award winning developer of iris recognition biometric technology, a transaction that closed in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Over the past 10 years, Smart Sensors has developed tools for iris feature extraction, biometric key creation and fast-matching which operate on many product and processor platforms. The use of biometric authentication and identification systems is rapidly increasing, moving onto mobile computing, notebooks, PCs, tablets and other communications platforms. Iris authentication technology from SSL provides increased device security and eliminates the need for passwords. The technology also authenticates and verifies user presence for e-commerce, and provides secure access control to valuable assets such as physical locations and enterprise networks. "