Today, we celebrated the golden anniversary of ARRIS Taiwan—one of our premier manufacturing sites.
ARRIS Taiwan is built on a legacy of innovation: for the last 50 years, it’s redefined the way our industry manufactures and the way that ARRIS’s technology reaches the world.
When we opened its doors in 1964, we became the first foreign-invested electronic device manufacturing company to enter Taiwan. The facility has since pioneered the manufacturing processes for the mass production of set-tops and other solutions that drive our industry.
Today, ARRIS Taiwan is our largest production facility and our primary CPE production site, building products for the world’s leading service providers.
ARRIS Taiwan employs a world-class team, including a large group of engineers dedicated solely to R&D. These experts help keep ARRIS and our customers ahead of the curve and lead our vision for the future of entertainment and communications. You could say that ARRIS Taiwan is an important foundation for ARRIS’s commitment to continuously pushing the industry standard in sustainability, social responsibility, energy efficiency, and quality in manufacturing.
This year alone, ARRIS Taiwan completed a project to eliminate 12 tons of plastic bags each year, and began implementing robotic production automation to pave the way for 50 more years of inventing the future.
Happy golden anniversary to our Taiwan team! Catch the celebration in our pictures below.
ARRIS invents the technology that brings entertainment and communications to millions of people, all around the world.
If you watch TV or use the Internet, chances are you’re using our technology. We’re behind the services that you get from the world’s leading providers, and we’re collaborating with them to invent the future, every day.
But from time to time, we still get the question: Who is ARRIS?
Here’s the answer, in the words of the people of ARRIS, our employees…
This week, Cincinnati Bell announced it will use our Whole Home Solutions Mobile platform and SecureMedia content protection system to power its new Fioptics TV Everywhere app, Light Reading reported. Multichannel News highlighted our latest broadband gateways, which will be showcased at the upcoming Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam.
Around the industry, Broadband TV News shared data from Strategy Analytics revealing worldwide ownership of connected TV devices reached 500 million units in the second quarter. Additionally, Reuters noted British companies spent a record 3.5 billion pounds on digital advertising in the first half of 2014 – largely due to the increasing use of smartphones and tablets.
Finally, Rapid TV News featured a complementary study showing that increasing video consumption is encouraging marketers to use mobile video to accompany traditional TV advertising.
Check back next week for the latest industry news.
- Arris Powers Cincinnati Bell’s TV Everywhere Service (Oct. 7) By Staff, Light Reading: This week, Cincinnati Bell launched its new Fioptics TV Everywhere app in support of its popular Fioptics TV Service, powered by ARRIS. This app will enable customers to access fast and reliable video streaming throughout the home.
- Arris Revs Up DSL, FTTH Gateways(Oct. 7) By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News: ARRIS is amplifying that it’s no longer largely a cable-focused shop, launching a new line of DSL and fiber-to-the-home gateways. This new product family delivers voice, video and data services, and will be on show at the Broadband World Forum, slated for Oct. 21-23 in Amsterdam.
- Half a billion connected TV devices in Q2, 2014 (Oct. 3) By Staff, Broadband TV News: Worldwide ownership of connected TV devices (including smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers) grew 7% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2014 and% versus the same period in 2013 to reach 500 million units.
- UK digital advertising spend up 16.6 percent in first half of 2014 (Oct. 8) By Li-mei Hoang, Reuters: British companies spent a record 3.5 billion pounds on digital advertising in the first half of 2014, helped by the increasing use of smartphones and tablets, according to a report published on Wednesday.
- Mobile video vital to reaching fragmented audiences at scale (Oct. 2) By Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News: Mobile video is poised to become an integral part of how brands connect, engage and convert their key audiences according to independent video advertising platform BrightRoll.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness month in many countries. Security has always been a high priority at ARRIS because our technology reaches millions of consumers around the world. We recognize our responsibility to work with service providers to ensure that the future of entertainment and broadband is as safe as it is exciting.
This month, Shellshock is making headlines as a latent vulnerability in Linux and Unix servers that has resided in the Bash shell for more than 20 years. It is estimated to have a potential effect on half a billion web servers and connected devices.
We have been meticulously screening our entire portfolio to assess and minimize any potential risk in our own products and the environments in which they operate.
We are happy to report that our DOCSIS® cable modems and gateways are unaffected.
As we evaluate the remainder of our portfolio products, we’ll continue to work with the world’s foremost providers to protect the safety of the many consumers who use them.
This week at SCTE, everyone’s talking about the future of cable. But in the closing keynote of WICT’s (Women in Cable Telecommunications) “Tech It Out” Conference on Tuesday, our CEO Bob Stanzione will speak about one related topic that often goes unrecognized in that conversation: tomorrow’s engineers.
Tech It Out is about fostering leadership among women in technology, and this charter resonates with Bob’s belief that we have an obligation to inspire tomorrow’s engineers. To paraphrase his words, “We have a responsibility to foster a diversity of thought, starting with children and students—they’ll be engineering our future, so it’s vital that they represent the best that we have to offer.”
But, as Bob will point out, that isn’t the case in engineering, where women are underrepresented to our disadvantage. In his keynote, he’ll talk about the constricted pipeline of female engineers; cover some of the underlying challenges—like the education system, social paradigms, and media influence; and map out the necessary changes for our industry achieve the diversity it deserves.
As Sandy Howe, our SVP of Global Marketing, outlines here, there are many opportunities for women. On Tuesday, Bob will expand on that topic and talk more about the vital role that women play in inventing the future.
You can also find us at SCTE in booth #1764.