InterDigital Joins the Industrial Internet Consortium

WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a global non-profit, public-private partnership with over 200 member organizations.

The Industrial Internet Consortium was founded in March 2014 by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel to bring together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate the growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The consortium focuses on forwarding the development of IIoT technology, improving security, and developing IIoT innovation through testbed development. Industrial Internet Consortium member companies include the most progressive and innovative companies from around the globe.

“Interoperability between IoT systems is critical to maximizing value,” said James Nolan, Executive Vice President, InterDigital Solutions. “The IIC aligns with InterDigital’s IoT vision to enable interoperability and scalability across diverse verticals, networks and devices resulting in a more connected world.”

“The IIC is comprised of the world’s top IIoT industry leaders who have the common goal of mobilizing devices and machines around the world,” said Dr. Richard M. Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium. “We are pleased to welcome InterDigital, a leading mobile technology research and development company, as one of our newest members and look forward to their contributions to forwarding the development, adoption, and innovation of the IIoT.”

About InterDigital®

InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of 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.

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

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