OTTAWA, Canada – November 10, 2009 – Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN), a leading technology innovation and licensing company, is pleased to announce that NEC Corporation (NEC) of Tokyo, Japan has agreed to a multi-year license agreement to WiLAN patented technology. This license will provide NEC access to WiLAN technology for use in their extensive portfolio of domestic and export ADSL products.
"We are very pleased that NEC, a leading Japanese DSL supplier, has taken a license to our DSL technologies," said Derek Nuhn, Vice President, Wireline Technologies. “Since the inception of the program in 2007, a total of eight companies have taken licenses to our DSL technologies."
Added Nuhn, "WiLAN’s DSL technology provides superior data rates, greater communications range, and reduces power consumption of ADSL modems and central office equipment.”
NEC, a leading provider of systems, components, services and integrated solutions for computing and communications applications is the dominant supplier of ADSL equipment in Japan. Their product portfolio includes a range of ADSL equipment, including Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers (DSLAM) and Customer Premise Modems.
The specific terms of the agreement are confidential. The signing of this license with NEC brings the total number of companies that have licensed WiLAN technologies to 204.
WiLAN, founded in 1992, is a leading technology innovation and licensing company. WiLAN has licensed its intellectual property to over 200 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 cellular handsets, Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi/DSL routers, xDSL infrastructure equipment, WiMAX base stations and digital television receivers. WiLAN has a large and growing portfolio of more than 750 issued or pending patents. For more information: www.wilan.com.