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Gift of Engineering Tools Strengthens Extensive University Ties, Integration with Academic Endeavors

Thu, 10/07/2010 - 9:01am
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InterDigital, Inc. announced the donation of state-of-the-art wireless laboratory equipment to Polytechnic Institute of New York University (“NYU-Poly”) in Brooklyn, New York. Through its university relations program, InterDigital® has contributed numerous oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, power supplies, and temperature chambers to advance the wireless and bioengineering research at NYU-Poly.

“As a leader in the development of advanced wireless technologies, InterDigital supports cutting-edge development programs at several leading university partners,” noted James J. Nolan, InterDigital’s Executive Vice President, Research and Development. “This donation underscores our strong ties to NYU-Poly that include teaching, sponsored internships and special projects. InterDigital’s involvement with leading academic research institutions provides access to powerful fresh thinking that helps to drive thoughtful, innovative solutions for the commercial wireless market.”

InterDigital’s engagement with NYU-Poly and other leading technical universities spans many years. Today, the company maintains comprehensive and rewarding relationships with close to twenty prominent educational institutions across the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, members of the InterDigital research staff teach graduate courses, mentor students, and serve on advisory boards at Villanova, Rutgers, Drexel, University of California San Diego, and New York Institute of Technology. Through a combination of internships, special project grants, memberships in their respective research centers, and sponsored studies, InterDigital gains exposure to relevant leading-edge academic research and tomorrow’s top engineering talent.

“We are thrilled that InterDigital provided such a large test equipment donation to the university in support of our wireless and bioengineering research,” commented H. Jonathan Chao, Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at NYU-Poly. “Expanding the capabilities of our wireless laboratories will accelerate our research efforts in the areas of cooperative communications and wireless body sensor networks.” The Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliate of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 156-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region and around the globe. NYU-Poly has programs in Israel, China and is an integral part of NYU's campus in Abu Dhabi.

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