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Biography PhotoJames A. Chiddix

ARRIS Board Committees: Nominating and  Corporate Governance Committee (Chairperson) 

Principal occupation and recent business experience: Mr. Chiddix has over 35 years of experience in the cable industry. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Mr. Chiddix was the Chairman     and Chief Executive Officer of OpenTV Corporation. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Vice- Chairman of the Board of OpenTV. Prior to 2004, his previous roles included President at MystroTV (a division of Time Warner), Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology at Time Warner Cable, Senior Vice President, Engineering at Oceanic Cable, and General Manager at Waianae Cablevision.

Other directorships: Magnum Semiconductor, Virgin Media, Inc. (acquired by Liberty Global), Symmetricom, Inc. (acquired by Microsemi Corporation), Dycom Industries, Inc.

Director skills and qualifications: Mr. Chiddix has spent a career of 35 years in the cable industry, including senior roles at both major service providers and equipment suppliers. Mr. Chiddix brings rich industry specific technology and product experience, including video experience, to the Board from both an operator and supplier point of view derived from having served as Chief Technology Officer of Time Warner Cable, currently the second largest Multiple System Operator in the United States, and as Chief Executive Officer of Open TV, a middle ware supplier to the cable industry.