ARRIS Group, Inc. Announces James A. Chiddix to Join The ARRIS Board of Directors
SUWANEE, Ga., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) a
global telecommunications technology leader, today announced that the Board of
Directors of ARRIS, has approved the appointment of James A. Chiddix, 63, to
the ARRIS Board of Directors effective July 1, 2009. Mr. Chiddix is currently
Vice Chairman of the Board of San Francisco based OpenTV Corporation and
serves on the Boards of Directors of Virgin Media, Dycom Industries and
Symmetricom, Inc. Prior to his current responsibilities, Chiddix was Chairman
and CEO at OpenTV, President at the Time Warner Interactive Video Group and
Chief Technology Officer at Time Warner Cable. He brings almost 40 years of
cable industry leadership and technology experience to the ARRIS Board.
"We look forward to having Jim Chiddix join our Board," said Bob
Stanzione, ARRIS Chairman & CEO. "His deep understanding of both the
operational and technological aspects of the global communications industry
will enhance the ARRIS response to the future needs of our customers
"I am very pleased to join the ARRIS Board at this exciting and
challenging time of technological change and innovation" said Chiddix. "In
recent years, ARRIS has grown into a strong company with a great product line.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with their great management and
technology teams. "
While at Time Warner Cable, Chiddix was responsible for corporate
engineering, purchasing, plant design, construction and R&D. Time Warner is
the second largest cable operation in the United States, with over 12 million
customers. During his tenure he and his team conceived, developed and
implemented the hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) broadband network architecture now
used in cable systems worldwide. In addition, he was a contributor to the
development of the DOCSIS cable modem standard and oversaw Time Warner's
development of digital television and video-on-demand services.
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the
design, engineering and supply of broadband services for residential and
business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators
with the tools and platforms they need to deliver reliable telephony, demand
driven video, next-generation advertising and high-speed data services. ARRIS
products expand and help grow network capacity with access and outside plant
construction equipment, reliably deliver voice, video and data services and
assure optimal service delivery for end customers. Headquartered in Suwanee,
GA, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Chicago, IL; State College, PA;
Beaverton, OR; Wallingford, CT; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and
operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about
ARRIS products and services can be found at www.arrisi.com.
CONTACT: Jim Bauer of ARRIS Investor Relations, +1-678-473-2647,