InterDigital Invited by White House to Participate in Advanced Wireless Testbed Consortium

WILMINGTON, Del., July 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, is proud to announce it has been invited by the White House to participate in the Advanced Wireless Testbed Consortium (“AWT Consortium”).

The AWT Consortium is a groundbreaking public-private partnership being led by US Ignite, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit inspired by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation. The consortium will combine expertise and funding from industry, academia and government to encourage the development of next-generation wireless communications technology.

Over the next five years, the AWT Consortium aims to deliver 60 next-generation wireless applications, as well as 200 community test beds where applications can be researched, developed, tested, refined and deployed. In addition to its support, InterDigital will be contributing various technologies focused on backhaul, spectrum management and bandwidth management to the consortium.

“The AWT Consortium will greatly accelerate U.S. wireless research and innovation,” said William J. Merritt, President and CEO of InterDigital. “By collaborating with industry experts to help define and focus critical research areas, this consortium will put advanced wireless technology into consumers’ hands faster. Further, this collaboration among universities, the National Science Foundation, and private industry will help educate, train and nurture the next generation of wireless researchers.”

The AWT Consortium is expected to support research in areas such as mmWave technology and dynamic spectrum, as well as help validate cutting-edge technologies related to radio layers, sensors, spectrum usage paradigms, and application performance.

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.

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