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Wi-LAN Wins Award as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Alberta


Award Profiles Alberta-based Companies with Growth in Gross Sales, Assets, Profitability, and Employee Base

Calgary, Alberta
February 18, 2000

Wi-LAN Inc., an innovator of high-speed wireless data/Internet communications, was presented with an award from Alberta Venture magazine for being one of Alberta's Fastest Growing Companies. Alberta Venture magazine developed the Fastest Growing Companies in Alberta awards to profile Alberta-based companies who deserve recognition for their substantial growth over the past three years, in terms of gross sales, assets, profitability, and employee base. As well, Alberta Venture took into consideration product development, incentive programs, R&D investment, capital expenditures, marketing, and export activity.

"I am very pleased to receive this award," said Bill Hews, Wi-LAN's President and Chief Operating Officer. "Wi-LAN has experienced incredible growth over the past few years, and the technology that we have developed will put Wi-LAN at the forefront of the new wireless age."

One of the most exciting projects that Wi-LAN has been developing is the concept of being able to control your environment wireless, which Wi-LAN has named 'Network Living'(TM). Using Wi-LAN's patented W-OFDM technology, people will be able to browse the web from a park, turn on the VCR at home from the office, or download a news clip to view while they are stuck in traffic. Network Living is a lifestyle change, to one where we all live with the ease of wireless communication in our every day tasks, and communication can take place freely between anyone, anywhere, at any time. The wireless technology needed to make this a reality is available, and is being pioneered in Alberta by Wi-LAN.

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