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AT&T Joins NYU Wireless as Affiliate Sponsor

AT&T is the latest company to become an affiliate sponsor of NYU Wireless, an academic wireless communications research center at New York University (NYU).

NYU and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (NYU-Poly) launched NYU Wireless in August 2012. NYU Wireless is an interdisciplinary research center that was created to develop circuits and systems for the wireless communications industry, the distributed computing and data center industry and the medical profession. NYU Wireless researchers include more than 20 faculty members and 100 graduate students from NYU Poly’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the NYU Langone School of Medicine.

According to information on NYU Wireless's site, the research center "has state-of-the-art RF/analog circuit design, simulation and hardware testing capabilities for semiconductor devices up to 220 GHz." One of the goals of the research center is to help the telecommunications industry serve the increasing demands for wireless bandwidth for the purposes of gaming, Web browsing and music and video streaming.

As part of its three-year commitment to the research center, AT&T will assign two people to NYU Wireless's board of industrial affiliates to help inform faculty and students at the research center about industry priorities. In exchange for sponsorship, AT&T and seven other industrial affiliates  receive early access to NYU Wireless research. They also sometimes work together with faculty and student researchers on directed projects, and according to information from NYU Wireless, "sponsors also frequently hire NYU School of Engineering students into positions of leadership." Other affiliate sponsors of NYU Wireless include Samsung, L-3 Communications, National Instruments, Qualcomm, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), Huawei and Intel.

Further information about NYU Wireless can be found on the center's site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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