Wilmington, DL. , June 23, 2022 (The Globe Newswire) — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC), a mobile and video technology research and development company, today it has appointed industry veteran, Dr. Rajesh Pankaj. New Chief Technology Officer effective July 5, 2022. Meanwhile, Dr. Henry Terry will move to the position of Senior Advisor to facilitate an orderly transition.
Dr. Pankaj joins InterDigital from Qualcomm where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Head of Corporate Research and Development, managing a global team of engineers focused on artificial intelligence, edge computing and new technologies. Throughout his 25-year tenure at Qualcomm, Dr. Pankaj has overseen research in 5G, 4G LTE, augmented reality and other technologies, and contributed to the leading patent portfolio in wireless and mobile computing. His team has developed a software platform for drones implemented in Ingenuity, the first vehicle to fly in the atmosphere of Mars. Dr. Pankaj is also a prolific innovator and inventor or co-inventor of 230 patents worldwide.
“I am delighted to welcome Brajesh to InterDigital as our new CTO,” said Liren Chen, InterDigital President and CEO. “As a highly experienced and respected pioneer in innovation in cutting-edge connected technologies, Rajesh is ideally positioned to take our work in wireless, video, artificial intelligence and other fields to new heights. I am particularly excited by his experience working in a variety of industrial areas. and horizontal technologies, such as deep learning, that are shaping a new, more comprehensive era of connectivity.”
Dr. Pankaj will lead Research and Innovation InterDigital (R&I), a global research team regularly recognized as industry leaders for developing advanced wireless and video innovations that have been licensed to billions of connected devices worldwide. The majority of InterDigital’s workforce is engineers, 90% of whom are inventors, and InterDigital has showcased its collective expertise and influence in mobile connectivity, content delivery technologies, and important emerging technology arenas.
Dr. Pankaj holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Henry Terry for his dedication to InterDigital over the past four years,” added Mr. Chen. “Henry’s passion and intellect helped guide InterDigital’s technology strategy into important new areas, and we thank him for his leadership of R&I and contributions to the company overall.”
InterDigital develops the mobile and video technologies that are at the heart of devices, networks, and services around the world. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technology challenges, creating solutions for more efficient broadband networks, better video delivery, and richer multimedia experiences years before they are brought to market. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading technology companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on the NASDAQ.
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