When EOL is the Beginning of Sourcing Havoc

Most non-engineers will readily admit that new technology is pretty complicated, but buyers will tell you obsolete products are the real challenge. A majority of purchasers in the electronics supply chain may not be seeking end-of-life (EOL) parts, but those that do will tell you all kinds of problems are associated with EOL. First, many…

Benchmark Electronics Posts Strong Revenues

Angleton, Tex. — Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year which ended December 31, 2013. “We completed 2014 with a robust fourth quarter and year-over-year growth. Revenue and earnings exceeded our fourth quarter expectations with growth driven organically by revenue from…

Another Wrinkle in Xilinx-Flextronics Suit

The lawsuit between FPGA supplier Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) and EMS Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX) has brought to the surface several points of contention in the supply chain, including the resale of electronics components and the risk of counterfeit parts. Now, court documents related to the suit are pressing another hot button in the channel: the issue…