Winbond Electronics Signs New License to MOSAID Patent Portfolio - Milestone Event for MOSAID's Licensing Renewal Program



    OTTAWA, Dec. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD) today
announced that it has signed a seven year, royalty bearing patent portfolio
license agreement with Winbond Electronics Corporation (Winbond) of Taiwan.
    "This new agreement with Winbond is an important milestone in our
semiconductor licensing program," said John Lindgren, President and Chief
Executive Officer, MOSAID. "In 2003, Winbond was the first company to sign a
fixed term, running royalty agreement with MOSAID, and today it has become the
first company to sign a second term license with us. Going forward, I am very
confident that MOSAID's other term licensees will also see the value in
signing new licenses to MOSAID's growing patent portfolio at the end of their
current term agreements."
    Winbond's new agreement begins on January 1, 2008, following the
December 31, 2007 expiration of its current five year agreement. The new
agreement grants Winbond a license under MOSAID's patents for all commodity
and embedded Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), as well as Pseudo Static RAM
(PSRAM), products sold worldwide under Winbond's brand name. Financial details
of the license are confidential.
    "We are pleased that Winbond chose to take a new license with terms and
conditions that are very similar to the current agreement," said
Michael Vladescu, Vice President, Licensing and Intellectual Property, MOSAID.
"The seven year term of this agreement reflects the evolving nature of our
semiconductor memory patent portfolio, including its growing technical
diversity and broader geographic coverage."
    MOSAID has signed patent portfolio license agreements with 16 companies
since January 1999, and is currently in communication with more than
50 companies with respect to licensing its semiconductor and wireless/wireline
patents.

    About MOSAID

    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 technology companies among its licensees. Founded in 1975, MOSAID is
based in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, visit www.mosaid.com.

    Forward Looking Information

    This document and certain other public documents incorporated by
reference in this document, contain forward-looking statements to the extent
they relate to MOSAID or its management, including those identified by the
expressions "anticipate," "believe," "foresee," "estimate," "expect,"
"intend," "could," "may," "plan," "will," "would" and similar expressions.
Similarly, statements in this document that describe MOSAID's business
strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not
historical facts, but rather reflect MOSAID's current expectations regarding
future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or
achievements to differ materially from those in such forward-looking
statements. Assumptions made in preparing forward-looking statements and
financial guidance include, but are not limited to, the following: MOSAID's
continued expansion of its patent portfolio and of its opportunities for
future patent licensing revenue as a result of MOSAID's acquisition of patents
from third parties and from development of new inventions; DRAM manufacturers
continuing to infringe MOSAID's patents; the timing and amount of MOSAID's
litigation expenses; MOSAID's ability to sign new patent licensees; current
assumptions as to the identification of products that are unlicensed to
MOSAID's wireless patents; and the timing and amount of MOSAID's Research &
Development expenses.
    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 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; and 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.
    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 "Description of the Business," and in
MOSAID's other public filings available online at www.sedar.com.
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For further information:

For further information: Investor and Media Inquiries: Michael Salter,
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, (613) 599-9539
x1205, salter@mosaid.com

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