The news follows just weeks after completing its acquisition of UK set-top box maker Pace. Arris closed acquisition of the Motorola Home business in April, 2013, after which it laid off 500 employees.
In a prepared statement, an Arris spokesperson said the layoffs have just begun: “We are looking across the entire scope of the Arris enterprise to identify areas where we can find cost savings, eliminate redundancies, and increase shareholder value. With this in mind, we have a headcount reduction goal of about 10% worldwide. We understand how hard these changes will be for the employees concerned and are committed to helping them through this difficult transition.”
The company is headquartered in the UK, but with major US operations in Florida and Georgia.
Among the casualties is its activity in Israel, where the development centre will be shut down, laying off the 100 employees.
In a statement to Globes, Arris said: “Our video systems unit is changing its business focus in response to the switch by its customers – global service providers – from traditional video provision to IP and OTT. Our Tel Aviv development center mainly focuses on traditional video distribution technology.
“The closure of the activity in Israel is very regrettable and hard, but it is strategically necessary for the company in accordance with the demand for our products on the part of our customers around the world and the changes mentioned in the telecommunications market. We understand the difficulty for the employees in Israel and we are committed to helping them to deal with this tough decision.”