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INTERDIGITAL SIGNS DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS FOR BROADBAND CDMA HANDSETS

 KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- InterDigital Communications Corporation (AMEX: IDC) announced today that it has entered into technology development agreements with Tele-Art, Ltd., Hong Kong, and Indalian Information Communications Product Company, Shenzhen, P.R. China.
 InterDigital, Tele-Art and Indalian will jointly develop and manufacture miniaturized handsets and fixed subscriber telephones utilizing InterDigital's Broadband Code Division Multiple Access (B-CDMA) technology and proprietary engineering and expertise.
 Tele-Art and Indalian also entered into royalty-bearing, defined- term patent license agreements with InterDigital Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of InterDigital, wherein Tele-Art and Indalian are non-exclusively licensed under certain of InterDigital Technology's Chinese and Hong Kong patents and patent applications. Initial products are planned in the 1.8 to 2.4 GHz and 800-900 MHz range to supply wireless mobile and fixed local loop products in China and for the PCS/PCN product markets in Hong Kong, China, and elsewhere to the extent that such markets attain commercial viability.
 William Erdman, president and CEO of InterDigital, stated, "We are pleased to have entered into this arrangement with Tele-Art and Indalian because their combined expertise in telecommunications equipment manufacturing will shorten our commercial market period substantially. We are positioning ourselves to have the capacity to serve the PCS market upon its commercial implementation. We believe that the technology which we presently have under laboratory development will provide these licensees the ability to manufacture a commercially attractive product that compares favorably with competitive products."
 InterDigital is a pioneer in Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and B-CDMA digital wireless technology and products. It has sold 180 UltraPhone(R) systems worldwide and has received orders for an additional 32 UltraPhone systems.
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