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InterDigital Joins Leading Industry Group Developing Next Generation of Wireless Standards.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- InterDigital Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:IDCC), a leading architect, designer and provider of wireless technology product platforms and product solutions, today announced that it has joined TGn Sync, the principal cross-industry group developing the 802.11n wireless standard sanctioned by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The 802.11n standard requires user throughput of 100 Megabits per second -- approximately five times faster than the actual throughput of existing 802.11 a, g networks -- and is widely expected to support the digital wireless home and office of the future.

TGn Sync will benefit from InterDigital's established history in pioneering fundamental TDMA and CDMA wireless technologies for products built to the broad range of standards in use around the world today, including the 2G, 2.5G, and 3G cellular standards, as well as Wireless LAN, Wireless MAN, and WiMAX standards. The Company will provide TGn Sync with its expertise on signal processing, general wireless communications system design and product development in meeting complex performance requirements for both medium access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) designs.

"InterDigital is recognized as one of the leading contributors in the ongoing development of wireless technologies. Our focus on increasing the efficiencies of advanced communication technologies and enhancing the end user's experience with wireless products and services aligns seamlessly with TGn Sync's proposal for the 802.11n wireless standard," said Dr. Alain Briancon, InterDigital's Chief Technology Officer. "We are honored to be working with TGn Sync and other industry leaders and we believe that the TGn Sync proposal will become the foundation for the 802.11n standard, dramatically improving the effectiveness of next generation of wireless networks."

TGn Sync is a cross-industry group of companies working together to rapidly introduce a unified proposal for the next generation of high-performance wireless networks. The group's proposal was developed under the guidelines of the IEEE Standards Association and submitted to the IEEE 802.11 Task Group N (TGn). TGn Sync's proposal dramatically improves the capabilities of wireless networks while supporting the antenna configurations, product designs and protocol requirements of hundreds of millions of cellular handsets, enterprise base stations and Wi-Fi(R)-enabled computers already in use worldwide.

In a statement TGn Sync said, "We look forward to the participation and contributions that InterDigital will bring in strengthening the proposal for the 802.11n standard. The addition of InterDigital to our roster of industry leading companies will help us to accelerate the introduction and acceptance of the standard."

TGn Sync is comprised of 20 industry-leading companies across the cellular, computing, consumer electronics, enterprise networking, mobile radio, public access and semiconductor markets. For a list of the current members, go to

About InterDigital

InterDigital architects, designs and provides advanced wireless technologies and products that drive voice and data communications. The Company offers technology and product solutions for mainstream wireless applications that deliver time-to-market, performance and cost benefits, as well as product differentiation advantages to its customers. InterDigital has a strong portfolio of patented technologies covering 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 802 standards, which it licenses worldwide. For more information, please visit InterDigital's web site: InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital Communications Corporation.
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Date:Feb 11, 2005
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