InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC), a wireless research and development company, today announced that Allen Proithis has been appointed Executive Vice President of InterDigital’s Solutions Group. Mr. Proithis, who joined InterDigital in March 2012 as Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Solutions, will oversee the development of InterDigital Solutions, the company’s technology commercialization and strategic engineering services unit.
Since joining the company, Mr. Proithis has played an integral role in establishing and developing strategic business relationships, including driving forward InterDigital’s joint venture with Sony, Convida Wireless. In addition, Mr. Proithis also leads commercialization efforts for market-ready technologies that emerge from InterDigital’s internal research unit, Innovation Labs.
“The wireless and mobile industry is constantly evolving, and we as a company are challenged to think broadly about the partnerships, opportunities and research areas that align with emerging technology needs,” said William J. Merritt, President and Chief Executive Officer of InterDigital. “In the past year, Allen has helped reshape InterDigital’s approach to engaging with industry leaders, and we look forward to his continued efforts.”
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. InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc. For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.