InterDigital Adds Robert H. Riordan to Technical Advisory Council

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that Robert H. Riordan has joined the company’s Technical Advisory Council, effective September 15, 2015.

Robert H. Riordan established his telecom career at Northeast Communications of Wisconsin, Inc., dba Nsight, a Wisconsin-based telecommunications provider and parent of Cellcom, a regional cellular company. Prior to his retirement at the end of 2014, Mr. Riordan served as Nsight’s Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Development for 22 years. Throughout this time, he worked on mergers and acquiring new markets and spectrum, while also dedicating significant time to researching new technologies, including the use of small cells.

“We are pleased that Robert has joined the Technical Advisory Council and look forward to benefiting from his valuable input,” said Byung K. Yi, Executive Vice President, InterDigital Labs, and Chief Technology Officer at InterDigital. “Robert’s unique insight provides a strong addition to the council that will strengthen InterDigital’s ability to address technical industry challenges.”

With close to 40 years of experience in telecom, Mr. Riordan has held numerous leadership roles within the industry, including serving as the chairman of OPASTCO, the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies. In addition, Mr. Riordan continues to serve in an advisory role as Executive Vice President and as a member of the Board of Directors of Nsight.

Formed in 2010, InterDigital’s Technical Advisory Council advises the company’s senior management team on strategic technical priorities and direction, potential new markets and product opportunities. Robert H. Riordan joins fellow industry leaders Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University; Dr. Luigi Licciardi, Telecom Italia; and Naresh Soni, 5BARz International Inc., on the InterDigital Technical Advisory Council.

About InterDigital®

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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