Chiddix joins Arris’ board

Mon, 06/22/2009 - 8:35am
Mike Robuck

Cable industry veteran Jim Chiddix has joined Arris’ board of directors, effective July 1.

Chiddix, 63, was formerly the CTO for Time Warner Cable and has more than 40 years in the cable industry. He is currently vice chairman of the board for OpenTV and also serves on the boards of Virgin Media, Dycom Industries and Symmetricom.

Chiddix has also served as chairman and CEO at OpenTV and as president of the Time Warner Interactive Video Group.
"We look forward to having Jim Chiddix join our board," said Arris CEO and Chairman Bob Stanzione. "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."

While at Time Warner Cable, Chiddix was responsible for corporate engineering, purchasing, plant design, construction and R&D. Chiddix and his team were credited with designing and implementing cable’s hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) broadband network architecture now used in cable systems worldwide. 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.

"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."

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