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Wi-LAN 2004 CONSOLIDATED RESULTS TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 15

12/09/2004

 

Conference Call Scheduled at 5:00 P.M. EST

CALGARY, Canada - December 9, 2004 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN), a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, today announced consolidated results for the three months and twelve months ended October 31, 2004 will be released on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at approximately 4:01 p.m. EST.

Conference Call Information
Wi-LAN will hold a conference call to discuss the consolidated results on December 15, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. MST, 2:00 p.m. PST). The call-in number will be (866) 837-9783 (toll free North America) or (703) 639-1421 (outside North America). The confirmation code is 612767. Participants are advised to call in 10 minutes early. The call will be webcast from Wi-LAN’s website at www.wilan.com and will be archived there.
A replay of the call will be available until 11:59 p.m. EST (9:59 p.m. MST, 8:59 p.m. PST) on December 22, 2004 by calling (888) 266-2081 (toll free North America) or (703) 925-2533 (outside North America). The access code for the replay is 612767.

Wi-LAN participants will be:
Dr. Sayed-Amr El-Hamamsy - President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Keith Bittner - Acting Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ken Wetherell - Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

About Wi-LAN Inc.
Wi-LAN is a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and technologies, offering businesses, including telecom service providers, and government enterprises effective, economic and secure wireless high-speed communications solutions. Wi-LAN specializes in high-speed Internet access, data network extension, and wireless data and telephony backhaul, utilizing its high quality products and industry-leading technologies.

Wi-LAN believes its portfolio of patents, including its core W-OFDM patents and 17 patents and patent applications acquired from Ensemble Communications in May 2004, are necessary for the implementation of devices using the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN Standard (1) and the ETSI BRAN HiperMAN(1) standard (the WiMAX Forum(1) standards). As well, Wi-LAN’s W-OFDM patents are believed to be required for the implementation of devices using the IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g (the 2nd generation Wi-Fi Alliance(1) standards), and the ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2(1) standard. Wi-LAN licenses its patented technology and has executed non-exclusive W-OFDM license agreements with semiconductor and broadband wireless equipment companies.

Wi-LAN is the chair company of the OFDM Forum (www.ofdm-forum.com) and a charter member of the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org). Wi-LAN's common shares trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WIN." Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wilan.com.

(1) All trademarks and brands mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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