CALGARY, CANADA--Feb. 15, 2006 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) today announced that Dr. Hatim Zaghloul has resigned his position as a director of the company, citing concerns regarding the timing of implementation of company strategies.
"The Board approved the elements of the strategic plan and appreciated Dr. Zaghloul's support," said Bill Hews, chairman of the board, Wi-LAN Inc. "We will continue to implement the plan, targeting to deliver on Wi-LAN's potential while managing inherent risks."
Dr. Zaghloul is a co-inventor of certain broadband wireless patented technologies that Wi-LAN was founded in 1992 to commercialize. Prior to his resignation as chairman of the board in 2005, Dr. Zaghloul held various management positions at Wi-LAN, including president and CEO.
About Wi-LAN Inc.
Wi-LAN is a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and intellectual property, offering effective, economic and secure wireless high-speed communications solutions. Wi-LAN believes its portfolio of patents is necessary for the implementation of WiMAX Forum Certified devices and devices using the IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g (the 2nd generation Wi-Fi Alliance standards). Wi-LAN is a charter member of the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org). Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wi-lan.com.