InterDigital Joins the 5G Automotive Association

Company Collaborates with Key Global Players to Bridge Automotive and Communications Industries

Company Release - 4/10/2017 8:30 AM ET

WILMINGTON, Del., April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that is has become a member of 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), a global association created to bridge automotive and communications industries. The association seeks to develop, test and promote connected mobility solutions, initiate their standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration.

5GAA was formed in September 2016 by global leaders in the automotive and telecommunications sectors, including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm. The association aims to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services, and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation. 5GAA will also lay the groundwork for implementing 5G technology in the automotive sector.

“Cross-industry collaboration and expansion of ecosystems are essential to getting the best possible performance from new technologies and ultimately to the success of 5G,” said Dr. Robert DiFazio, Vice President, InterDigital Labs. “InterDigital is excited about the opportunity to join the 5GAA.  We look forward to collaborating with so many well-known players in the automotive and communications industries and to broadening our contributions to defining the future of mobility.”

Automotive technology is a key focus of research and development within the standards that InterDigital is actively involved in, including ultra-high reliability/low latency communications within the overall 5G effort. Moreover, InterDigital has been active in collaborating with research in the automotive space, and this year demonstrated a contextual driving platform with the Institute for Human Machine Cognition (IHMC) at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“The digitalization of industries, brought on with next generation networks, requires close collaboration among automotive and ICT industries,” said Dino Flore, director general of the 5GAA. “The 5GAA will benefit from InterDigital’s vast expertise in the development of global wireless standards and will contribute to the successful development of connected mobility solutions.”

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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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