News Release Details

OFDM Forum's Membership Continues to Grow; Year-End Meeting to be Held in Belgium

09/05/2001


National Semiconductor and Soongsil University Join OFDM Forum as New Members



CALGARY, ALBERTA--The OFDM Forum, an association organized to promote a single standard for high-speed wireless communications, is pleased to announce National Semiconductor as its newest Associate Member and Soongsil University as a new Academic Member.

In February of this year, National Semiconductor purchased InnoComm Wireless, a Small Business member of the OFDM Forum. National Semiconductor is showing their continued support of the OFDM Forum by upgrading their membership to an Associate membership. 

"It is exciting to see that membership in the OFDM Forum is continuing to grow," said Dr. Hatim Zaghloul, Chairman and CEO of Wi-LAN Inc., Chair Company of the OFDM Forum. "The momentum behind the OFDM Forum is stronger than ever, and the addition of companies like National Semiconductor and Soongsil University demonstrates the solid future and support behind the 
organization." 

The OFDM Forum will hold its final meeting for the year 2001 on October 22 and 23 in Leuven, Belgium, home to one of the OFDM Forum's Academic Members, IMEC. Industry leaders will present updates on internal technological developments, standards work and market conditions. The agenda for October's meeting includes a Steering Committee meeting to be held to establish the goals and milestones for the OFDM Forum in the coming year; presentations from industry leaders such as IMEC's presentation on "RF-MEMs" and Working Group sessions where members will discuss recent developments in technology and standards work. For more information on this event, or to register, please visit 
www.ofdm-forum.com. 

About National Semiconductor: 
National Semiconductor is the premier analog company driving the Information age. Combining real-world analog and state-of-the-art digital technology, the company is focused on the fast growing markets for wireless handsets; information appliances; information infrastructure; and display, imaging and human interface technologies. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $2.1 billion for fiscal year 2001 and employs about 9,700 people worldwide. Additional company and product information is available on the World Wide Web at 
www.national.com. 

About Soongsil University: 
Based in Seoul, Korea, Soongsil University, the first 4-year Christian college in Korea, was established in Pyongyang on October 10, 1897. The school's founding ideas are 'truth and service,' and its educational goal is to foster talented men and women, who will, in Christian spirit, use their newly gained knowledge and state-of-the-art technology as a tool for pursuing peace and prosperity of their country and the world. 

About The OFDM Forum: 
The OFDM Forum is a market development association comprised of hardware manufacturers, software firms, telecommunications companies and other users interested in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology in wireless applications. Founded in December 1999, the OFDM Forum was established to promote a single, compatible global OFDM standard for cost-effective, high-speed wireless networks on a variety of devices. Founding companies are: Ericsson, Nokia, Philips Semiconductors, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Sony, Wi-LAN and the Testbed Center for Interoperability at the University of California at Santa Barbara (a division of CalTrans). The OFDM Forum has grown to include 61 members to date, 15 of which are listed as Principal Members of the organization. 

The OFDM Forum will be involved in two industry events prior to the October meeting. The OFDM Forum will be chairing the third session of "The Path to 4G Mobile" technical symposium to be held in Helsinki, Finland on September 13 and 14, 2001. From September 24 to 26, Bruce Kraemer, of Intersil Corporation, a Principal Member of the OFDM Forum, will be speaking on behalf of the Forum at the IRR's "Wireless LAN" conference in London, England. For more information on these events and general information regarding the OFDM Forum, please visit www.ofdm-forum.com. 

With our Interactive Analyst Center (IAC), historical financial data, both quarterly and annual, is available in an easy to access spreadsheet format. View and export our financial statements, non-GAAP reconciliations as well as share information.

Disclaimer

Please note that you are now entering a website directly or indirectly maintained by a third party (the "External Site") and that you do so at your own risk.

Wi-LAN Inc. and its affiliates (“WIN”) have no control over the External Site, any data or other content contained therein or any additional linked websites. The link to the External Site is provided for convenience purposes only.

By clicking “Accept” you acknowledge and agree that neither WIN nor third party provider Virtua Research, Inc. (“Virtua) is responsible, or accepts or assumes any responsibility or liability whatsoever for, the content, the data or the technical operation of the Linked Site. Further, by entering the External Site, you also acknowledge and agree that you completely and irrevocably waive any and all rights and claims against WIN and Virtua and further acknowledge and agree that in no event shall WIN or Virtua, or their respective officers, employees, directors and agents be liable for any (i) indirect, consequential, incidental, special, compensatory or punitive damages, (ii) damages for loss of income, loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of data or business information, loss of or damage to property, (iii) claims of third parties, or (iv) other pecuniary loss, arising out of or related to the Legal Notice, this disclaimer or the External Site

By entering the External Site, you further acknowledge and agree that the disclaimer of warranties and limitations of liability set out in this disclaimer shall apply regardless of the causes, circumstances or form of action giving rise to the loss, damage, claim or liability, even if such loss, damage, claim or liability is based upon breach of contract (including, without limitation, a claim of fundamental breach or breach of a fundamental term), tort (including, without limitation, negligence), strict liability or any other legal or equitable theory, and even if WIN and Virtua are advised of the possibility of the loss, damage, claim or liability. The waiver and release specifically includes, without limitation, any and all rights and claims pertaining to the processing of personal data, including but not limited to any rights under any applicable data protection statute(s).

If in any jurisdiction, any part of this disclaimer is held to be unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such part of this disclaimer shall be restricted or eliminated to the minimum extent and the remaining disclaimer shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Please note the information presented is deemed representative at the time of its original release. Changes in historical information may occur due to adjustments in accounting and reporting standards & procedures.

Non-GAAP Information

In addition to disclosing results determined in accordance with GAAP, WIN may also disclose certain non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP results of operations, including certain ratios, operational and miscellaneous data, as well as net income, diluted earnings per share, operating expenses, and operating income that make certain adjustments or exclude certain charges and gains that are outlined in the schedules included in this website. Management believes that this non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP information provides investors with additional information to assess WIN operating performance by making certain adjustments or excluding costs or gains and assists investors in comparing WIN's operating performance to prior periods. Management uses this non-GAAP and pro forma non-GAAP information, along with GAAP information, in evaluating its historical operating performance. WIN and Virtua also take no responsibility for third party pricing data provided for informational purposes and certain ratio results formulated from the provided third party pricing data.

The non-GAAP information is not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to non-GAAP information used by other companies. The non-GAAP information should not be viewed as a substitute for, or superior to, other data prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Decline Agree

Copyright © . All rights reserved. Q4 Web Systems