It means production of Arris’ consumer premises equipment will be moved to Pegatron’s Suzhou site in China by the end of 2018.
“Arris’s global vision is to leverage scale across a key number of global partners that allow us to concentrate on R&D, as well as anticipate the needs and expectations of our customers and their subscribers. Pegatron is a long-term, trusted manufacturing partner of ARRIS, with a proven track-record of quality and performance, and we expect the transition to be seamless for our customers,” said Jim Brennan, Arris SVP, Supply Chain, Quality & Operations.
The sale is part of the Arris supply chain strategy to simplify its manufacturing footprint.
“Today’s transaction builds on a successful 15-year relationship with Arris, during which we have helped them to deliver a range of major innovations to the global marketplace. Pegatron is proud to produce cost-effective, high-quality products; we look forward to continuing our joint success with Arris long into the future,” said Syh-Jang Liao, President and CEO, Pegatron.
Arris will continue its R&D work in Taiwan, which will include the recently acquired Ruckus operations.