Source provides high quality programming services using technically advanced proprietary programming processes that result in industry-low defect rates and rapid order fulfillment. With a multi-regional footprint, Source is the only company focused exclusively on programming services and flexible solutions to support the large volume requirements of its global customer base. For the calendar year ended December 31, 2007, Source generated $82 million of revenue. The transaction is accretive to earnings and supports Avnet's long-term return on capital goals.
Jim Smith, president of Avnet Logistics, commented, The combination of the extensive programming operations of Source and Avnet Logistics will create an industry leader with global scale and scope advantages. It will also strengthen our competitive position with regard to outsourced service offerings while positioning Avnet Electronics Marketing as the primary global distributor serving the programming needs of the electronics industry. In addition, we will deepen our involvement with many of our suppliers as Source is the programming partner for many IC manufacturers direct sales.