Benchmark Electronics Recognized as Supplier for 2011 Design Medical Excellence Award Winner in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices Category

ANGLETON, Texas, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, announced today that a product it helped commercialize and currently manufactures has won a 2011 Medical Design Excellence Awards.

The Avedro Vedera KXS Vision Correction Device, which has won a 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices category, is a microwave energy device that offers a non-incisional, noninvasive, refractive correction procedure for reshaping the cornea for the treatment of kerataconus and myopia. Benchmark Electronics in Dublin, Ireland, an ISO 13485:2003 and FDA Registered facility, provided comprehensive supply chain, product development, manufacturing and order fulfillment services from initial development through to volume manufacturing in support of Avedro, Inc.

The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition (www.MDEAwards.com) is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets its clinical objectives.

The 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award winners will be honored at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition (www.MDMEast.com), June 7-9, 2011.

About Benchmark Electronics

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides integrated electronics manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment, which includes equipment for the aerospace and defense industry, testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment. Benchmark's global operations include 21 facilities in ten countries. Benchmark's Common Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.

SOURCE Benchmark Electronics, Inc.



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