InterDigital Joins NYU WIRELESS as an Industrial Affiliate

InterDigital Joins NYU WIRELESS as an Industrial Affiliate

Company's support will help drive further research into advanced wireless technologies, including 5G

WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- InterDigital, Inc. (NAS: IDCC) today announced that the company has joined NYU WIRELESS as an Industrial Affiliate. The company joins National Instruments (NAS: NATI) and Samsung as members of the new research center that was announced in August.

Founded by New York University and Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly), NYU WIRELESS is the world's first academic research center of its kind, combining the exploration of advanced wireless technologies, computing and medical applications.

"NYU WIRELESS is doing ground-breaking research into various areas, including 5G and millimeter wave technology, that are central to InterDigital's own research efforts, and we're pleased to extend our longstanding support of NYU-Poly to this new academic center," said Jim Nolan, Executive Vice President of Research and Development at InterDigital.

NYU WIRELESS is founded and directed by Professor Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, who recently joined the faculty of NYU-Poly's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Faculty and students from all three schools comprise NYU WIRELESS. Rappaport previously founded major academic wireless centers, at Virginia Tech and The University of Texas, as well as two companies that made significant contributions to the cellular industry.

"InterDigital has a long history of pioneering innovations in core wireless technologies, and has helped shape the world of cellular communications. It's a tremendous honor for NYU WIRELESS to add InterDigital to our rapidly expanding list of Industrial Affiliate sponsors, and to count on their support, research input, and guidance on our Industrial Affiliates board going forward," said Dr. Rappaport.

About InterDigital®

InterDigital develops fundamental wireless technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. For more information, visit:

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NYU WIRELESS is the world's first academic research center combining wireless, computing and medical applications. NYU and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) created new faculty positions, invested $3.5 million in funding and an additional $4 million in world-class research space upgrades to form an interdisciplinary research center to develop revolutionary circuits and systems for business sectors including the wireless industry, the distributed computing and data center industry and the medical profession. NYU WIRELESS brings together faculty and students with expertise in millimeter wave wireless communications and circuits, distributed networking and computing and medicine. NYU WIRELESS conducts about $10 million per year in funded research annually and allows its industrial affiliates to maximize the value of their investment by leveraging industrial affiliates funds with large NSF, NIH and other competitive research programs. NYU WIRELESS affiliates enjoy close and frequent interaction with the center's faculty and students from NYU-Poly's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences' Computer Science Department and many branches of the NYU School of Medicine. For more information, visit

InterDigital Media Contact:
Patrick Van de Wille
+1 858-210-4814
NYU-Poly Contact:
Kathleen Hamilton
+1 718-260-3792
InterDigital Investor Contact:
Janet Point
+1 302-281-3746

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