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InterDigital Joins NYU WIRELESS as an Industrial Affiliate

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October 08, 2012

InterDigital Joins NYU WIRELESS as an Industrial Affiliate

By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor


InterDigital (News - Alert), Inc., which develops fundamental wireless technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide, has joined NYU WIRELESS as an industrial affiliate.

The company joins National Instruments (News - Alert) (NATI) and Samsung as members of the new research center that was announced in August.

NYU WIRELESS is the world's first academic research center combining wireless, computing and medical applications. NYU and Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) created the new faculty positions, invested $3.5 million in funding and an additional $4 million in world-class research space upgrades to form an interdisciplinary research center to develop revolutionary circuits and systems for business sectors including the wireless industry, the distributed computing and data center industry and the medical profession.

“NYU WIRELESS is doing ground-breaking research into various areas, including 5G and millimeter wave technology, that are central to InterDigital’s own research efforts, and we’re pleased to extend our longstanding support of NYU-Poly to this new academic center,” said Jim Nolan, executive vice president of research and development at InterDigital, in a statement.

 NYU WIRELESS was founded by Prof. Ted Rappaport, a renowned expert in wireless communications who, earlier in his career, founded two of the largest academic wireless communications research centers in the world.  His past two centers at Virginia Tech and The University of Texas at Austin have produced hundreds of MS and Ph.D. engineers who are employed, and in many cases leading, the wireless communications industry.

Dr. Rappaport said that InterDigital has a long history of pioneering innovations in core wireless technologies, and has helped shape the world of cellular communications.

“It’s a tremendous honor for NYU WIRELESS to add InterDigital to our rapidly expanding list of Industrial Affiliate sponsors, and to count on their support, research input, and guidance on our Industrial Affiliates board going forward,” he said.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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