News | September 2, 2009

ARRIS Acquires Assets Of EG Technology, Inc.

Suwanee, GA./PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS) today announced that it has acquired certain assets of EG Technology, Inc., (EGT) an Atlanta-based company. Under the terms of the agreement, ARRIS acquired EGT patents and video processing technology for digital networks, and will employ approximately 20-25 of the existing employees. The acquisition complements ARRIS video offerings by adding multi-functional, flexible, and scalable video processors to its portfolio of market leading voice, video and data solutions.

"The addition of EGT's video processing portfolio to the ARRIS portfolio is another step in our evolution towards addressing all of the quad play, three-screen needs of broadband network operators," said Jim Lakin, President, ARRIS Advanced Technology. "The primary benefits from this acquisition will be the long term enhanced engineering and solution capabilities the EGT product portfolio will enable. The transaction is expected to be neutral with respect to earnings per share, excluding amortization of intangibles associated with the acquisition."

"The EGT product line complements established ARRIS offerings such as Video on Demand, Switched Digital Video, and Ad Insertion. The EGT team is excited about joining ARRIS and is looking forward to creating exciting and innovative new edge products enriching the video experience of broadband subscribers," said Bill Hogan, EGT's Chief Operating Officer.

The products acquired by ARRIS will continue to be marketed under the EGT brand name, and include the following:

  • ARRIS EGT Encore® Encoder
  • ARRIS EGT Quartet® Encoder
  • ARRIS EGT VIPr Transcoder
  • ARRIS HEMi® Edge Encoder

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; Waltham, MA; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at


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