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Wi-LAN Signs V-chip Licenses With Major Electronics Manufacturers

Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN), a technology innovation and licensing company, has signed a license agreement for its U.S. and Canadian V-chip Patents with Tatung Company (Tatung). Wi-LAN also announced that it has signed a license agreement for its U.S V-chip Patent with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (Hon Hai). These agreements provide for the payment of running royalties for the lives of the Patents and include provisions for payment in respect of past sales.

Tatung is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of a vast array of digital consumer products, including consumer PCs, LCD TVs, network-connected devices, storage-based media players, videophones and home appliances. Tatung also delivers advanced products for business computing, such as Tablet PCs, blade servers and wireless thin clients.

Hon Hai, which goes by the trade name Foxconn, is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer. Hon Hai manufacturers a variety of computer, consumer electronics and communication products for major brand name customers around the world. Hon Hai has more than 500,000 employees and generated revenues of over US$40 Billion in 2006.

126 licenses for Wi-LAN’s Canadian or U.S. V-chip Patents have been signed with electronics manufacturers in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Denmark, Canada and the United States.

Wi-LAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 280 issued or pending Patents.

 [February 1, 2008]


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