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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 worldwide."

"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


CONTACT: Jim Bauer of ARRIS Investor Relations, +1-678-473-2647,