SOURCE: Franklin Wireless Corporation

Franklin Wireless Corporation

July 13, 2010 17:23 ET

Franklin Wireless Gains Full Control Rights and Increases Stake in Diffon Corporation; Diffon's Name Changed to Franklin Technology Inc. (FTI)

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL), the market leader in dual-mode WiMAX and CDMA modems for 3G and 4G wireless broadband data communications, announced today it has gained full control rights of Diffon Corporation, which is Franklin's majority owned R&D facility located in Seoul, South Korea. Franklin now controls all of Diffon's board seats and OC Kim, president of Franklin Wireless, will also serve as CEO of Diffon. In addition, Franklin has increased its ownership stake in Diffon from approximately 51% to approximately 58% and has announced the name change of Diffon to Franklin Technology Inc. (FTI). FTI will continue to operate as Franklin Wireless' R&D facility providing product design, development and manufacturing services to the company.

"Gaining full control of FTI will allow us to directly oversee all of the important initiatives taking place at our South Korea-based R&D facility," said OC Kim, president of Franklin Wireless. "This will include directly managing our company's product design and development efforts and tightly integrating them into our product roadmap. In addition, the name change reflects FTI's direct strategic alignment with Franklin Wireless."

About Franklin Wireless

Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL) is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of high speed wireless data products including third generation ("3G") and fourth generation ("4G") modems, routers and modules. Our current products are focused on widely deployed cellular technologies including CDMA EVDO Rev A, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE. We were the world's first supplier of both CDMA EVDO Rev A and dual-mode (CDMA EVDO Rev A/WiMAX) Universal Serial Bus (USB) modems. Franklin's other products include Wi-Fi "hotspot" routers (which operate over WiMAX or CDMA networks) and wireless modules that are generally sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Our company's primary customers are wireless carriers who seek innovative, reliable and cost effective technology solutions for their subscribers. Our customer base extends from the United States to South America and the Caribbean.

Franklin Wireless is headquartered in San Diego, California. For additional information, please visit

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