James Chiddix General Information
Mr. Chiddix is an Angel Investor. He serves is a Board Member of Magnum Semiconductor and XiO. He has experience in the cable television and technology industries. He is also on the boards of ARRIS Group, a communications equipment company; Magnum Semiconductor, Virgin Media, a cable TV, broadband and fixed and wireless service provider in the United Kingdom, Dycom Industries, a provider of construction and engineering services to the telecom and cable industries, and Symmetricom, a precision timing equipment company. He was CEO and Chairman at OpenTV, a developer of cable and satellite set-top box software, between March 2004 and March 2007, and remained on its board through November 2009. Prior to OpenTV, he was President of Time Warner Interactive Television Division, developing server-based DVR services and for the 15 preceding years was Chief Technology Officer at Time Warner Cable. He serves as Board Member at Artemis Networks. Mr. Jim Chiddix serves as Chairman at Symmetricom. Mr. Chiddix has been a member of the Symmetricom Board of Directors since 2007. A 40-year cable TV industry pioneer, Chiddix was CEO and Chairman of software company OpenTV from 2004-2007 and served on its board of directors through 2009. He held a variety or senior positions at Time Warner Inc. and its antecedents, including president of Mystro TV, a TW division that developed a server-based DVR service, and 15 years as CTO at Time Warner Cable. Mr. Chiddix has been involved with virtually every major new technology embraced by the cable industry, including local ad insertion, fiber optics, video-on-demand, cable modems, and digital set-top boxes. Chiddix is also currently on the boards of Virgin Media, the primary UK cable operator; Arris, an equipment supplier to cable and other broadband operators and Magnum Semiconductor, a Silicon Valley developer of chips and software for high-quality video compression and transcoding. He served as a board member at Shougang Concord Technology Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong, an operator of digital cable systems in China, until April 2010 and on the board of Dycom Industries, a provider of construction services to the telecommunications and cable industries, from 2007 until November of 2011.