About AVX

Company Information

Greenville, SC Plant

AVX® is a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of a broad line of passive electronic components and Interconnects.

AVX enjoys significant competitive advantages including the benefit of having research, manufacturing, and customer support facilities in multiple countries located around the world. This assures customers of the most efficient balance of delivery and production capability in response to their just-in-time inventory requirements. With major research and development centers in five locations around the world, AVX has fostered customer relationships involving the design and technology for new and advanced products to fulfill their special end product requirements.

We serve a broad range of markets including: computer, telecommunications infrastructure, cellular, industrial, automotive, consumer, military and medical sectors. In automotive, we are contributing toward new technologies for safety, engine control, infotainment and chassis control. In medical, AVX Advanced Products are critical for implantable devices that regulate and stimulate the heart, bring sound to the hearing-impaired and sight to those with vision problems. AVX research and development has anticipated and adapted products that help fuel the explosive growth in communications technology.

AVX research and products are critical to new “green” technologies designed to conserve existing energy resources and to create dependable, affordable systems for using renewable energy sources, such as wind, sun and water. Reliability of AVX technology will ensure that this generation – and generations to come – will benefit from these green technologies. AVX components are at the forefront of designs harnessing the power of alternative energy sources, such as wind farms, solar power generation, hybrid and electrical vehicles, as well as trams and high-speed trains.

AVX continues to invest heavily in R&D with many patents granted, and new applications submitted annually. Our strong technology base is further expanded by these innovative new products. AVX is set apart from the competition by our broad array of specialty product offerings which is organized into three reportable segments: Passive Components, KED Resale Components and Interconnects.

Passive Components consists primarily of surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, RF thick-and thin-film components, tantalum capacitors, switch mode ceramic capacitors, power film capacitors, super capacitors, EMI filters, think-and thin- film packages, varistors, thermistors, inductors and resistive products.

KED Resale Components consists primarily of ceramic capacitors, timing devices, SAW devices, RF modules and Interconnects produced by Kyocera Corporation and resold by AVX.

Interconnect Components consists primarily of Elco automotive, mobile phone/PDAs, backpanel, solid state lighting and memory product Interconnects produced by AVX and Kyocera.

AVX has the advantage of its partnership with Kyocera Corporation of Japan and the wide breadth of products, as well as technology, that they offer. AVX enjoys a balance between high volume commodity products and the increasingly innovative Advanced Products offerings.

Our continued innovation across a broad and unmatched line of passive electronic components and Interconnects will continue to be developed, expanded and improved to solve tomorrow’s design challenges.