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Wi-LAN Completes the Sale of its TIL-TEK Antenna Division

04/25/2006

 

Continues restructuring program to become pure patent commercialization company

CALGARY, Canada - April 25, 2006 - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) ("Wi-Lan" or "the Company") today announced it has completed the previously announced sale of the assets of its TIL-TEK Antenna Division to TIL-TEK ANTENNAE INC. a subsidiary of Kavveri Telecom Products Limited ("Kavveri") of Bangalore, India (BSE:590041). Under the terms of the agreement Wi-LAN received approximately $1.8 million in net proceeds.

"Wi-LAN is pleased to conclude this sale. I would like to thank all TIL-TEK’s employees for their support during this process and wish them and Kavveri every success in the future, " said Mr. Bill Dunbar, CEO of Wi-LAN.

WI-LAN did not sell any of its patents as a result of this transaction.

Shivakumar Reddy, Managing Director of Kavveri Telecom Products Limited of India, said that "the acquisition of Til-Tek, a leading antenna manufacturing Company recognized for base station antenna technology and product excellence is an important part of our expansion plan into the North American market". Uma Reddy, Director Operations of Kavveri, said "there are strong synergies between the two Companies and significant opportunities to leverage off each others leadership position in the global wireless communications market."

"This concludes the divesture of our Products Divisions with only the completion of the Fujitsu Microelectronics of America purchase of the Engineering and Service group remaining." said Dr. Hatim Zaghloul, Chairman of the board of directors of Wi-LAN . "Once completed, we will be a pure patent commercialization company except for an insignificant ongoing time limited liability for the warranty of the previously discontinued product lines: the LR2020 and the AWE family of products. Going forward, we will streamline the corporation to focus entirely on unlocking the value in our WOFDM, CDMA and WiMAX patents."

About Wi-LAN Inc.
Wi-LAN is a global provider of broadband wireless 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 also believes its MC-DSSS patent is essential for the implementation of standard IS-95b which is used in CDMA-based cellular phones. Wi-LAN is a charter member of the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org). Detailed information on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wilan.com.

About Kavveri Telecom Products Limited, India
Kavveri Telecom is a leading wireless telecommunications Company, providing world class products and solutions for the wireless telecommunications industry. Kavveri delivers state of the art technology, spanning a wide spectrum of products including Antennas, RF components, Cables & Connectors, Repeaters, Fixed Cellular Terminals, and In Building and Solar equipment.. Detailed information on Kavveri can be found at www.kaveritelecoms.com.

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