Wi-LAN, Inc. develops wireless area network technologies and products. The company offers various programs such as acquisition, development, and licensing of technology intellectual properties, which are utilized in products in the communications and consumer electronics markets. It holds and licenses a portfolio of patents that implement a wide range of technologies, including wireless access, wireline access, and digital television, as well as patents pertaining to semiconductor, digital storage, and antennae technologies. The company's wireless access portfolio consists of 3G cellular and wireless LAN; and wireline access comprises cable modem and digital subscriber line. Its digital television portfolio consists of V-Chip, a technology that allows users of multimedia devices to block programming; video processing; display technologies encompassing a range of applications, including LCD and plasma; and Internet protocol television. It licenses its patented inventions to companies that manufacture or sell a range of communication and consumer electronics products, including 3G and 4G handsets, Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, Wi-Fi and broadband routers, xDSL infrastructure equipment, cellular base stations, and digital television receivers. Wi-LAN was founded by Michel Tewfik Fattouche and Hatim Zaghloul on May 14, 1992 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.