WILMINGTON, Del., April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced its most recent effort to drive greater support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the Delaware community through its sponsorship of a new Wireless Communications, Signal Processing and Controls Laboratory for Delaware State University's College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology.
The announcement was made today during an event held at the University's Dover Campus, with Delaware Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, Mayor of Dover Robin Christiansen and representatives from U.S. Senator Chris Coons' office as well as representatives from Congressman John Carney's office in attendance. The Wireless Communications, Signal Processing and Controls Laboratory will be available for undergraduate studies at DSU beginning this fall.
This is InterDigital's second STEM related sponsorship and largest one to date. InterDigital believes that STEM education opens the doors of opportunity and opens minds to the wonders of invention, inventiveness, and of innovation. It is also the key to the competitiveness of our state and our nation in an increasingly interconnected global economy. This is why InterDigital is thrilled to partner with DSU, a Historically Black College and University, in an effort to fund a program focusing on undergraduate engineering laboratories in the areas of wireless communications, sensor networks, electronics, microcontroller design, signal processing and controls. Based upon an integrated laboratory philosophy, this undergraduate education and research module will incorporate advanced microcontroller design, digital and analog electronics, digital signal processing and wireless sensor networks and communication design projects using state-of-the-art instrumentation.
"There has never been a better time to be somebody with the right skills, which is why it's so important that every Delaware student has access to an education that best prepares him or her for this new era," said Governor Markell. "InterDigital's continued investment in technology education, as evidenced by this grant, shows their strong commitment towards helping to prepare our future workforce and we're grateful for their support."
"InterDigital's support assists DSU in fulfilling its core value of Scholarship as well as in its Strategic Plan goals that relate to providing exceptional learning environments, achieving the top notch preparation of our students, and the expansion of DSU's scholarly and creative research capacity," said Dr. Williams, President of DSU. "Because we are a state institution of higher education, InterDigital's support of DSU also helps the State of Delaware be all it can be."
"InterDigital depends on the work being done in universities across the nation to prepare young people for careers in STEM fields," said William Merritt, CEO of InterDigital. "Our sponsorship of a new Wireless Communications, Signal Processing and Controls Laboratory at DSU is just one step in that larger effort, but we are very excited about its potential. We are also happy to be a part of the larger vision at Delaware State University's College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology."
InterDigital develops 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. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.
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