TEMPE, Ariz.—Benchmark Electronics, Inc., a global provider of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, recently held a virtual grand opening of its new advanced electronics manufacturing facility in Phoenix. Benchmark President and CEO Jeff Benck hosted the live webcast and was joined virtually by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, among others.
Benchmark’s new Phoenix facility produces solutions for high-reliability RF, photonics, and high-speed electronic systems in a wide range of market sectors, including aerospace and defense, computing, complex industrial, medical, and next-generation telecommunications. Benchmark currently serves several high-profile customers within each of these key industries at the new site.
“We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of our latest Phoenix facility,” said Benck, in a statement. “Arizona has proven to be an excellent location for Benchmark to grow and thrive. The support we’ve received from the community, government officials, and our state’s great universities have all contributed to our ability to partner with some of the world’s largest OEMs to bring their innovations to life.”
During the live webcast, Benchmark leaders provided attendees a behind-the scenes virtual tour of the facility’s capabilities, services, and technology building blocks. These include an RF and high-speed electronics engineering sandbox; very high density interconnect (VHDI) circuit fabrication; microelectronics assembly; and surface-mount technology (SMT) assembly. They also include system integration, functional test, and rapid prototyping and volume production, according to a release from Benchmark.
“Our new advanced manufacturing facility offers a completely different approach to innovation and problem solving in high-performance electronics by allowing us to partner with our customers through the entire product development cycle and innovate rapidly with high-reliability products,” said Benchmark CTO Jan Janick, in the release. “We’re not only tackling challenges with the communication technology of tomorrow, such as 5G, space satellites, munition guidance, and advanced radar systems for the defense sector, but we are also attacking miniaturization solutions for the progressive needs of our industrial and medical customers.”
Benchmark Electronics (https://www.bench.com/) provides manufacturing services to customers in numerous industries, including commercial aerospace, defense, advanced computing, next generation telecommunications, complex industrials, medical technologies, and semiconductor capital equipment.
“We are grateful that companies like Benchmark, which relocated its headquarters from Texas to Arizona, continue to bring hundreds of good-paying jobs to our state,” said Ducey.