InterDigital Announces Opening of Research Center in the United Kingdom

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WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDCC), a wireless research and development company, today announced that the company is expanding its research operations with the launch of a London office. The UK research center is focused on advanced wireless research, including 5G technologies, and leverages the company's established partnership with the University of Surrey's Center for Communications Systems Research (CCSR) and its 5G Innovation Center (5GIC), and its activities in multiple European advanced research initiatives.

The UK research center is InterDigital's sixth global location, and the first facility outside of the U.S. and Canada. The focus of the research center will be 5G and other emerging technologies, where InterDigital's work on advanced waveforms, millimeter wave hotspots and device-to-device communications, among other areas, make it an early market leader.

"The UK has long been a global center for advanced wireless research, and the University of Surrey's 5GIC in particular is a significant academic effort that InterDigital is pleased to partner with. We look forward to expanding our efforts with them and other partners, as well as driving our own efforts in some of the foundational technologies that will drive 5G," said Jim Nolan, Executive Vice President, Research and Development.

InterDigital's relationship with the University of Surrey is one of many university partnerships from which the company benefits. Most notably, in addition to the 5GIC, InterDigital is an industrial affiliate of NYU Wireless, alongside companies like L-3 Communications, National Instruments, Qualcomm and Samsung.

"We have enjoyed excellent research cooperation with InterDigital and its highly visionary people for many years. Being geographically close will enable us for even more impactful cooperation in realizing our jointly set vision of 5G," said Professor Rahim Tafazolli, Director of CCSR and 5GIC.

For an overview of some of InterDigital's 5G research, please visit the InterDigital Vault and enter the search term "5G".

About InterDigital®

InterDigital develops fundamental wireless 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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