Minneapolis & Austin, Texas - July 12, 2004 - The Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT; www.adc.com), announced today that ADC has joined WNCG as an Industrial Affiliate sponsor. ADC, founded in 1935, is a leading provider of wireless network infrastructure equipment with world headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn. WNCG, a leading academic research center at the University of Texas, involves more than 12 engineering professors and 70 graduate and undergraduate students who are pursuing cutting edge research in next generation wireless technologies for both licensed and unlicensed services.
ADC joins a list of preeminent wireless companies that have committed multi-year funding for WNCG research and teaching initiatives.
"The WNCG program brings ADC's wireless business and WNCG's leading-edge research together to explore new developments that will provide significant benefits for our customers" said Jeff Quiram, president of the Wireless Business Unit for ADC. "We are pleased to participate in this program and look forward to working with some of the industry's eminent research experts."
"We are at the dawn of an exciting new world of wireless data," said Ted Rappaport, director of WNCG and the William and Bettye Nowlin chaired professor of the department of electrical and computer engineering for UT. "ADC is a leader in providing global network infrastructure for every type of communications network, and is committed to meeting the rapidly expanding requirements of its wireless customers as broadband begins to proliferate. We are excited about working closely with ADC and providing research results that will enable them to create future wireless solutions worldwide."