Leadership

Byung K. Yi

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

BYUNG K. YI is InterDigital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he is responsible for advising on the company’s technology direction, maintaining the company’s technology roadmaps, managing Innovation Partners, an external technology sourcing model based around partnerships with leading innovators and research organizations as well as strategic acquisitions of technology, and managing the company’s Technical Advisory Council. 

From 2014 to the end of 2015, Dr. Yi served as Executive Vice President, InterDigital Labs, and Chief Technology Officer, and was responsible for directing the development of advanced wireless and network technologies, the evolution of standards-based technologies and the company’s participation in wireless standards bodies.  Dr. Yi joined InterDigital in April 2014 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he had served as assistant division chief of engineering since 2012. Prior to his appointment at the FCC, Dr. Yi was at LG Electronics from 2000 to 2012, where as Senior Executive Vice President he headed the company’s North American R&D center. A former member of InterDigital’s Technology Advisory Council, Dr. Yi contributes more than 30 years of advanced wireless development experience.

Dr. Yi also contributes a strong history of industry leadership. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association and has served on the board of directors or steering committees of a number of professional organizations, including the Center for Wireless Communications, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 Technical Specification Group, and a number of others. He was awarded the prestigious CDG (CDMA Development Group) Industry Leadership award, been recognized by the National Engineer Week (NEW) Foundation, and inducted to the Hall of Fame by the School of Engineering and Applied Science of George Washington University.

Dr. Yi received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Yonsei University (Korea), a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University.