Benchmark in iRobot Manufacturing Partnership

Contract manufacturing firm Benchmark Electronics Inc. revealed Thursday that it has formed a new partnership with iRobot Corp., which specializes in producing behavior-based robots. The financial impact of Benchmark's customer win was not disclosed. Benchmark said the new account complements its recent wins in the military and aerospace sectors—iRobot's systems have been used in military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Benchmark noted. Based in Angleton, Texas, Benchmark Electronics provides manufacturing and design services to original equipment manufacturers of computers and related products.