SOURCE: Icron Technologies Corporation

January 17, 2006 13:04 ET

Icron Adds to Board of Directors

BURNABY, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2006 -- Icron Technologies Corporation (TSX-V: IT), the developers of ExtremeUSB®, today announced the addition of James D. Skippen of MOSAID Technologies Inc. to its Board of Directors. Mr. Skippen was previously on the Board of Advisors of Icron providing guidance on our intellectual property (IP) and business strategy.

James D Skippen is currently Senior Vice President, Patent Licensing and General Counsel at MOSAID Technologies Inc. MOSAID has distinguished itself as an intellectual property powerhouse by licensing its patent portfolio to many of the world's best known electronics companies and has generated more revenues from patent licensing than any other company in Canada. Prior to joining MOSAID, Mr. Skippen led McCarthy Tetrault's technology law practice in Ottawa. Mr. Skippen is a former Chairman of the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group and a current member of the Executive of the Ottawa Technology Law Group. Mr. Skippen is a frequent speaker at conferences on technology licensing and has written numerous publications concerning technology and the law.

"I am very excited to be joining the Board of Icron," said Mr. Skippen. "I believe Icron is well positioned with its product offerings and strong intellectual property to succeed in the marketplace. I look forward to working with the current Board and Management to deliver value to shareholders."

"On behalf of the Board of Icron, I am delighted to welcome James Skippen as a Director of the company," commented Suresh Singh, President and CEO of Icron. "Mr. Skippen's knowledge and expertise will greatly assist Icron in maximizing the potential of its Intellectual Property Licensing program."

About Icron Technologies Corporation

Icron Technologies Corporation's patented ExtremeUSB® technology extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB over any RF technology. ExtremeUSB is the only USB-IF compliant extension solution and is deployed globally in a wide range of applications including: industrial automation, medical device, aerospace, KVM and computer networking. ExtremeUSB technology is available in a variety of formats including technology licenses, OEM modules, developer kits, as well as branded and private-label products. The company also provides a range of engineering and development services focused on unique USB connectivity issues."

Icron is a publicly traded corporation and trades under the symbol "IT" on the TSX Venture Exchange. For information on the company and its products, please visit and for detailed financial information visit The Toronto Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this news release -- including, without limitation, statements regarding financial estimates and future plans and objectives of Icron -- are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

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