MARINA DEL REY, Calif. & PLANT CITY, Fla. -- Jan. 24, 2006 -- 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:FGWI - News), a leader in the broadband wireless equipment industry, and UTEK Corporation (AMEX:UTK - News; LSE-AIM:UTKA), an innovative
technology transfer company, announced today the signing of a strategic alliance agreement.
Jerry Dix, Chief Executive Officer of 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. said, "We are very pleased to form this alliance with UTEK, as it may accelerate the identification of promising new technology acquisition opportunities for us. We believe that our alliance with UTEK should enable us to enhance our product portfolio through the acquisition of new technology in the wireless communications space as it develops."
"UTEK looks forward to working with 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. to identify and transfer university and federal laboratory technology acquisition opportunities that fit their strategic vision," commented Clifford M. Gross, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UTEK.
Through its strategic alliance agreements, UTEK assists companies in enhancing their new product pipeline with the acquisition of proprietary intellectual capital from universities and laboratory research centers. These strategic alliance agreements are generally cancelable by either party with thirty days written notice.
About 5G Wireless Solutions Communications, Inc.
5G Wireless Communications, Inc., creates and markets wireless broadband solutions for university and municipal campuses, and provides wireless networking equipment to a select group of VARs and WISPs through its Authorized Channel Partners program. Customers enjoy high performance Internet access at lower acquisition, implementation and maintenance costs than most major competitors because of uniquely enhanced Wi-Fi base stations. 5G Wireless products
are distinguished by their exceptional service area range, throughput speeds, number of concurrent users, non-line-of-sight NLOS capabilities and unique security protocol. These enhancements are compatible with standard IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi equipment for "last mile" roaming and point-to-multipoint networks. 5G Wireless's value proposition -- significantly increased performance at the lowest possible total cost of ownership TCO -- is quickly becoming a key consideration in
the strategic deployment of the wireless experience. For more information about 5G Wireless, please visit its website at http://www.5gwsi.com.
About UTEK® Corporation
UTEK® is a leading, market-driven technology transfer company that enables companies to rapidly acquire innovative technologies from universities and research laboratories worldwide. UTEK facilitates the identification and then finances the acquisition of external technologies for clients in exchange for their equity securities. This unique process is called U2B®. In addition to its U2B® service, UTEK offers both large and small capitalization companies
the tools to search, analyze and manage university intellectual properties. UTEK has operations in the United States, United Kingdom and Israel. For more information about UTEK, please visit its website at http://www.utekcorp.com.
Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words, such as UTEK or 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. "expects," "should," "believes," "anticipates" or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe UTEK's or 5G Wireless Communications, Inc.'s future plans, objectives or goals are also
forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including the financial performance of UTEK or 5G Wireless Communications, Inc., as appropriate, and the valuation of UTEK's investment portfolio, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. Although UTEK and 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. believe the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based
on reasonable assumptions, they cannot give any assurance that their expectations will be attained. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating any forward-looking statements. Certain factors could cause results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, and some of these factors are discussed below. These factors are not exhaustive. New factors, risks
and uncertainties may emerge from time to time that may affect the forward-looking statements made herein. These forward-looking statements are only made as of the date of this press release and both UTEK and 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. do not undertake any obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
UTEK's operating results could fluctuate significantly due to a number of factors. These factors include the small number of transactions that are completed each quarter, the value of individual transactions, the timing of the recognition and the magnitude of unrealized gains and losses, UTEK's dependence on the performance of companies in its portfolio, the possibility that advances in technology could render the technologies it has transferred
obsolete, the loss of technology licenses by companies in its portfolio, the degree to which it encounters competition in its markets, the volatility of the stock market and the volatility of the valuations of the companies it has invested in as it relates to its realized and unrealized gains and losses, the concentration of investments in a small number of companies, as well as other general economic conditions. As a result of these and other factors, current results
may not be indicative of UTEK's future performance. For more information on UTEK and for a more complete discussion of the risks pertaining to an investment in UTEK, please refer to UTEK's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.