With Conexant filing for Chapter 11 last week, I'm curious about who is taking the financial hit and how the supply chain will be affected.
EE Times editor Junko Yoshida wrote the tech side of the story and it's been a breathtaking fall.
According to the filing, Conexant owed $2.83 million to Eastman Kodak, and Silterra Malaysia, are owed $1.98 million.
The lesson here is that bankruptcies always have a domino effect (Kodak went Chapter 11 in January 2012), and even without that end game, the shock wave Nokia has sent through the electronics supply chain is well known.
Conexant still had $135 million in revenue in 2012, so whoever is buying those parts is now potentially in a bind. Datasheets.com shows hundreds of Conexant part numbers covering modems, codecs, Ethernet switches, and audio parts in the supply chain mainly held by Arrows' Verical division.
- How healthy are your suppliers?
- Do you keep them on a financial health watch?
- Should we do it for you?