Philips Picks InterDigital

Philips selects InterDigital's HSDPA technology for its Nexperia 3G platform

August 3, 2005

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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- InterDigital Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: IDCC), a leading designer, developer and provider of wireless technology and product platforms, today announced an agreement with the semiconductor division of Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) to bring InterDigital’s HSDPA technology into the family of Nexperia cellular system solutions. HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology will provide to mobile phones and other mobile devices a fast, cost-effective way to download email, music and video content and to surf the web.

InterDigital offers its standards-compliant HSDPA solution as a set of technology blocks for incorporation into existing UMTS Release 99/Release 4 chips or as a separate coprocessor chip for initial deployment. The advanced receiver-based technology solution supports Category 10 functionality, efficient power control and delivers quality of service enhancements and is scalable to Release 6 of the standard, High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) technology.

Philips is a long-term, high-volume supplier of full semiconductor system solutions for cellular phones, from ultra low-cost GSM-only handsets to multimedia-rich EDGE and UMTS feature and smart phones. These system solutions contain all the ICs and the system software. Via the Nexperia Partner Program, Philips brings IP (Intellectual Property) or software from 3rd parties into these system solutions, which is complementary to its own IP, to make the solutions more complete or versatile or to optimize time to market.

InterDigital Communications Corp.

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