Major Executive Search announces the successful completion of an assignment placing Derek Aberle on the Board of Directors for InterDigital (NASDAQ: IDCC), a mobile and video technology research and development company. Major Executive Search Board Practice Search Partner Teresa Jacques conducted the assignment along with Founder and CEO, Sue Major.

Mr. Aberle is a seasoned executive with deep understanding of the wireless, mobile and related industries as well as extensive experience in global patent licensing, including structuring and negotiating some of the largest deals in the industry.

Mr. Aberle currently is Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman of XCOM Labs, a company focused on developing and commercializing advanced wireless and Metaverse technologies. Prior to that, from 2000 through 2018, Mr. Aberle served in various senior executive roles at Qualcomm, including as President of Qualcomm from 2014 through 2018. Beginning in 2008, Mr. Aberle served as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee, as Executive Vice President and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing from 2008 through 2011 and as Executive Vice President and Group President from 2011 through 2014 where, among other things, he led Qualcomm’s technology and IP licensing business, helping to establishing its global licensing program and negotiating deals with its largest licensees.

“Derek brings a superb skillset to InterDigital, which closely matches the company’s footprint as a pioneer in connected technologies and as one of the largest pure research and development businesses in the world. His years of experience in patent licensing and his global business acumen and leadership are invaluable as the company looks to deepen both existing relationships and capitalize on a range of new growth opportunities,” said S. Doug Hutcheson, Chairman of the Board, InterDigital. Derek joins InterDigital as a global technology executive with over 20 years’ experience in addition to international experience in China and extensive commercial IP experience.

This placement highlights Major Executive Search’s commitment to finding optimal board director talent for leading communication, satellite, and technology companies worldwide.

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.


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