WILMINGTON, Del., April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that Eric Cohen has joined the company as Chief Development Officer.

In his new role at InterDigital, Mr. Cohen will lead a combined business strategy and corporate development organization. In addition to leading acquisitions, strategic investments and the strategic growth roadmap for InterDigital, Mr. Cohen will also work to identify and develop industry relationships that will enable the company to continue to lead in existing technologies and to expand into new areas within the mobile ecosystem.

Most recently, Mr. Cohen served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Dolby Laboratories Inc., where he oversaw corporate development, mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategy. Prior to Dolby, Mr. Cohen was a managing director at Cowen Group, Inc., and he previously held positions at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Cohen’s deep background in investment banking includes strategic transactions and financings across a broad range of industries. He sits on the Board of Directors of 7digital Group plc, and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Via Licensing Corporation and as a Director of DTS Inc.  Mr. Cohen holds an MBA from Stanford University as well as a B.Sc. degree from Brown University.

“InterDigital has never been in a stronger position to drive growth and expand our footprint in the technology industry, and Eric’s strong corporate development background and knowledge of the tech industry, which add onto our existing capability, put us in a tremendous position to execute on that growth plan,” said William J. Merritt, President and CEO of InterDigital. “We’re delighted to welcome Eric to the company, and look forward to his contributions.”

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.

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.

InterDigital Contact: 
Patrick Van de Wille 
Email: patrick.vandewille@interdigital.com
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