OTTAWA, CANADA-- June 11, 2013) - Wi-LAN Inc. ("WiLAN" or the "Company") (TSX:WIN)(NASDAQ:WILN) today announced that it has acquired a portfolio of patents from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation related to phase locked loop technology used in a wide range of semiconductor products. WiLAN believes the portfolio has current applicability to memory and other semiconductor products using clock control circuitry.
"WiLAN has already established successful licensing programs in the areas or wireless and display technologies, programs from which we continue to see tremendous revenue potential. In addition, we are in the process of building new licensing programs in the areas of semiconductor, medical and cloud related technologies," said Jim Skippen, President & CEO. "This acquisition is an important step towards building our semiconductor portfolio, an area in which we see significant licensing opportunities."
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 265 companies worldwide. Inventions in our portfolio have been licensed by companies that manufacture or sell a wide range of communication and consumer electronics products including 3G and 4G handsets, Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi and broadband routers, xDSL infrastructure equipment, cellular base stations and digital TV receivers. WiLAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 3,000 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.