InterDigital's Innovation Partners Enters Into Research Agreement With Germany's IfU

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that its Innovation Partners unit has entered into a development agreement with the Institute for Management Cybernetics (IfU) in Aachen, Germany, an associated research institute of RWTH Aachen University.

RWTH Aachen is the largest technical university in Germany, with strong links to various industry partners. The research agreement is largely focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), distributed systems, and smart city technologies and solutions. The research will be led by Dr. Max Haberstroh and overseen by Dr. Sabina Jeschke, director of the Institute Cluster IMA/ZLW & IfU. Dr. Jeschke's research investigates models of distributed artificial intelligence in cyber physical systems, heterogeneous robotics, and Big Data technology.

"Access, analysis, and communication sit at the crossroads of next generation Big Data, crowd-sourced data, and emerging cyber-physical industry initiatives. The IfU team shares our vision, and is an exceptional partner in our efforts to develop intelligent technologies that can enable new services and business creation for both the public and private sectors," said Serhad Doken, Vice President, Partner Development at InterDigital and head of Innovation Partners.

"We are facing the genesis of a new type of intelligence based on plurality, heterogeneity and spatial distribution of its subcomponents – the intelligence of a distributed system. Accessing the knowledge of these systems allows for new ways to understand the environment and its changes. It enables intelligent and resource-conserving control models, and leads to new services and products. With InterDigital, we found a partner who is really driven to 'make a change,'" said Dr. Jeschke.

Innovation Partners is InterDigital's technology sourcing initiative based on partnerships with leading technology firms, inventors, universities and research organizations worldwide. Innovation Partners recognizes the importance of external research partnerships to capitalize on opportunities to expand the company's research and development efforts in response to the evolution of the mobile industry.

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