InterDigital Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDCC), a mobile and video technology
research and development company, today announced that it has
appointed industry veteran, Dr. Rajesh Pankaj as its new Chief
Technology Officer effective July 5, 2022.
Concurrently, Dr. Henry Tirri will move into the role of Senior
Advisor to facilitate an orderly transition.
Dr. Pankaj joins InterDigital from Qualcomm where he most
recently served as the Senior Vice President, Engineering and Head
of Corporate R&D, managing a global team of engineers focused
on Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing and new technologies.
Throughout his 25-year tenure at Qualcomm, Dr. Pankaj oversaw
research in 5G, 4G LTE, augmented reality and other technologies,
contributing to an industry-leading wireless and mobile computing
patent portfolio. His team developed a software platform for
drones that was implemented in Ingenuity, the first vehicle to fly
in the atmosphere of Mars. Dr. Pankaj is also a prolific innovator
and is an inventor or co-inventor on 230 patents worldwide.
“I am delighted to welcome Rajesh to InterDigital as our new
Chief Technology Officer,” Liren Chen, InterDigital President and
CEO said. “As a highly experienced and respected innovation leader
in cutting edge connected technologies, Rajesh is perfectly placed
to take our work in wireless, video, AI and other areas to new
heights. I am particularly excited by his experience of working in
a variety of industry verticals and horizontal technologies, such
as deep learning, that are shaping a new, more immersive era of
Dr. Pankaj will lead InterDigital Research and Innovation
(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. A
majority of InterDigital’s workforce are engineers, 90% of which
are inventors, and InterDigital has exhibited their collective
expertise and impact in mobile connectivity, content delivery
technologies, and critical 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’s degree of technology in electrical
engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Henry
Tirri, for his dedication to InterDigital these past four years,”
Mr. Chen added. “Henry’s passion and intellect helped guide
InterDigital’s technology strategy into important new areas, and we
thank him for his leadership of the R&I organization and his
contributions to the company at large.”
About InterDigital®InterDigital develops mobile
and video 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, better video delivery, and
richer multimedia experiences years ahead of market deployment.
InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of
the world’s leading technology companies. Founded in 1972,
InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ.
InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.
For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.
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