MOSAID Technologies Inc.

MOSAID Technologies Inc.

April 28, 2008 08:08 ET

MOSAID Grants First Wireless Patent Portfolio License to Matsushita Electric

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD) today announced that Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. ("Matsushita"), best known for its Panasonic brand, is the first company to take a license to MOSAID's wireless patents.

Under the terms of the patent portfolio license agreement, Matsushita has been granted a six-and-a-half year term license under MOSAID's wireless patents for its Wi-Fi, WiMAX and CDMA-enabled notebook PCs and other products sold globally, with the exception of mobile handsets. Financial details of the agreement are confidential.

"Our license agreement with Matsushita is the first signed under this wireless patent portfolio since we acquired it from Agere Systems, now LSI Corporation, just over a year ago, and is a milestone event that confirms the strength and breadth of the portfolio," said John Lindgren, President and CEO, MOSAID. "With this agreement, we continue to deliver on our financial and operational objectives for fiscal 2008, which include signing both wireless and semiconductor patent licenses."

"In 2002, Matsushita took a license to MOSAID's memory patent portfolio, and we now welcome them as the first licensee to our new wireless patent portfolio," said Michael Vladescu, Vice President, Licensing and Intellectual Property, MOSAID. "Our objective is to realize full value for the Company's wireless patent portfolio by licensing these patents for use in a wide range of wireless-enabled products, including notebook PCs, handsets, gaming products, access points, cameras and printers, as well as wireless infrastructure equipment."


MOSAID Technologies Inc. is one of the world's leading intellectual property companies. MOSAID develops semiconductor memory technology and licenses patented intellectual property in the areas of semiconductors, and wired and wireless communications systems. MOSAID counts many of the world's largest semiconductor companies among its licensees. Founded in 1975, MOSAID is based in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, visit

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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include, but are not limited to, the following: the extent of embedded DRAM proliferation in the System-on-a-Chip markets; legal rulings and/or regulatory investigations or complaints having an adverse impact on the validity, enforceability, potential royalty rates, and strength or breadth of coverage of MOSAID's essential and/or nonessential patents (including, but not limited to, adverse results from litigation or proceedings in patent offices and government regulatory agencies in various countries around the world); judicial, legislative or regulatory changes that impair the ability of patent holders to earn licensing revenues; economic, social, and political conditions in the countries in which MOSAID or patent licensees operate, including security risks, health conditions, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; non-payment or delays in payment by, or insolvency of, licensees; variability in patent licensees' sales of licensed products, failure to maintain and enforce MOSAID's existing patent portfolio, or failure to obtain valuable patents as a result of research and development activities, or failure to acquire valuable patents from third parties; MOSAID's ability to recruit and retain skilled personnel; change in MOSAID's financial position; consolidation of MOSAID's licensees; natural events, such as severe weather and earthquakes in the locations in which MOSAID or patent licensees operate; changes in the tax rate applicable to MOSAID as the result of changes in the tax law in the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed, the outcome of tax audits and the ability to realize deferred tax assets; and adverse impacts of the current strategic alternatives initiative on employee morale, or management's capacity to focus on business execution.

MOSAID assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties affecting MOSAID's business and other factors that could cause MOSAID's financial results to fluctuate are contained in MOSAID's Annual Information Form, under the section entitled "Risk Factors," and in MOSAID's other public filings available online at

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