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The search giant will only require Arris to pay a small sum if Motorola is found to have infringed a TiVo patent on DVR technology.
The Web giant inherited the cable-box maker with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility earlier this year.
Arris Group is buying the set-top box maker for $2.35 billion, relieving the Web giant of 7,000 employees and a series of patent lawsuits.
The largest cable provider in the U.S. has signed a deal to pay out $150 million for a slice of set-top box maker Arris.
The network equipment maker says it will stop making its G-series line of cable network equipment. It will instead market similar systems made by rival Arris International.
Nortel Networks and Antec announced Monday the new terms of their deal to form Arris Interactive, a cable business joint venture. Under the new terms, Nortel raised its stake in the company from 46.5 percent to 49.3 percent, while Antec shareholders own the remaining stake. The optical equipment maker will receive 37 million shares of Arris instead of 33 million originally agreed upon in October. The two companies will also contribute to Arris all outstanding loans previously given to the new company, or $114 million from Nortel and $10 million from Antec. The companies expect the deal to close in the second quarter of this year.
Cable modems by General Instrument and Arris Interactive have been certified as Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS)-compliant by CableLabs, the cable industry's research and standards body. GI and Arris join 3Com, Toshiba, and Thomson Consumer Electronics with standards-compliant cable modems. The DOCSIS standard is expected to allow consumers to buy and install their own modems, cutting costs for operators and allowing increased access to cable modems.