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AVX to Present & Exhibit at the 2018 Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

AVX to Present & Exhibit at the 2018 Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

Invited to present two technical papers, teach an in-depth training seminar, and co-chair a conference session, AVX’s presence at CMSE 2018 is a testament to its dedication to the design & development of advanced military & space electronics FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 16, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, will deliver two technical presentations, teach a tutorial training seminar, co-chair a conference session, and exhibit at the 22nd annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition (CMSE 2018), which will take place May 7–10, 2018 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles. Recognized as the most comprehensive conference dedicated to successful practices

New BTB Pin Jumpers for Maximum Tolerance Absorption in SSL & Industrial Applications

New BTB Pin Jumpers for Maximum Tolerance Absorption in SSL & Industrial Applications

Although designed for use in conjunction with AVX’s new 2.5mm no-wire-stop 70-9296 Series STRIPT™poke-home contact, the new 10-9296 Series BTB pin jumpers are drop-in compatible with competitors’ jumpers & offer a shortened insulator, a unique insulator geometry that achieves watertight connections, & the only ~38mm pin length currently available FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 11, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released a new series of pin jumpers designed for board-to-board (BTB) and module-to-module connections in solid-state lighting (SSL) and other low-pin-count industrial applications. When used in conjunction with the new 2.5mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT™ horizontal, poke-home contact without a wire stop — which is both

The First Industrial Poke-Home Connector Available Without a Wire Stop

The First Industrial Poke-Home Connector Available Without a Wire Stop

Designed for use in SSL, industrial, & other ruggedized applications, the new 2.5mm 70-9296 Series STRIPT™ contacts accept an industry-leading range of wire gauges extending up to an unmatched 20AWG, provide maximum mechanical stability & wire retention strength, & effectively absorb variable PCB & module mating tolerances. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 9, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released the first industrial poke-home connector available without a wire stop. The new 2.5mm poke-home contact – the latest addition to its 70-9296 Series STRIPT™ insulator-less, single-position, horizontal, poke-home contacts – combines a low profile with an industry-leading range of compatible wire gauges: 20-26AWG solid and stranded

New Ultra-Broadband Resistors

New Ultra-Broadband Resistors

The new, ultraminiature (EIA 0402, 1005 metric) UBR Series ultra-broadband resistors feature a rugged construction, tight tolerances, & a 125mW power rating, & deliver excellent DC to 20GHz performance in a wide range of optoelectronic, automotive, telecom, broadband, & satellite communications applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 5, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released the new UBR Series ultra-broadband resistors. The ruggedly constructed, ultraminiature (EIA 0402, 1005 metric) ultra-broadband resistors are made with high-performance tantalum nitride (TaN) materials and utilize the company’s proprietary, automotive-qualified, glass-sandwich FLEXITERM® surface-mount technology, which provides an extra measure of protection against flexure damage during installation, as well as 100% laser

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire KUMATEC

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire KUMATEC

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – April 4, 2018 — AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that its subsidiary, AVX Interconnect Europe GmbH (“AVX Interconnect”), a limited liability company under German law, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire KUMATEC Sondermaschinenbau & Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH (“KUMATEC”), a limited liability company under German law. KUMATEC develops, constructs and manufactures automation equipment and processes plastic components. Included in the purchase is KUMATEC’s 50% interest in KUMATEC Hydrogen GmbH Co. KG (“KUMATEC Hydrogen”), a limited liability partnership under German law, which was recently spun out of KUMATEC. The purpose of the partnership is the development, marketing and supply of hydrogen fuel generation and delivery solutions and other related services. After closing, the partnership will be renamed

New T4Z Medical Series HRC4000 Tantalum Capacitors for Non-Critical Medical Devices

New T4Z Medical Series HRC4000 Tantalum Capacitors for Non-Critical Medical Devices

Manufactured in compliance with strict FDA regulations, the T4Z Medical Series delivers consistent, high-reliability performance with the lowest DCL values in the market (0.01CV down to 0.005CV) & offers short, stable lead-times extending to a maximum of eight weeks, providing an ideal alternative to commercial capacitors FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 22, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has released the new T4Z Medical Series HRC4000 medical-grade tantalum capacitors. Designed to replace commercial capacitors in the filtering, hold-up, and charging circuits of non-critical medical devices that require high-reliability and strict change control, including: implantable, non-life-sustaining devices, such as heart monitors, neurostimulators, insulin pumps, and temporary cardiac monitors;

AVX is Presenting & Exhibiting at APEC 2018

AVX is Presenting & Exhibiting at APEC 2018

In addition to presenting a case study on small stack capacitors in SMPS, AVX will promote its vast portfolio of high-reliability, harsh-environment, medium- & high-power component solutions, including: advanced ceramic, tantalum, & power film capacitors & supercapacitors FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 19, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is presenting and exhibiting at the 2018 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), which will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, March 4–8. AVX Fellow, Ron Demcko, and Supercapacitor Product Marketing Engineer, Eric DeRose, will present “Case Study: Small Size Stack Capacitors Replace Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors in SMPS” in the Capacitors for

AVX is the First to Offer Space-Level X7R BME MLCCs Approved to MIL-PRF-32535

AVX is the First to Offer Space-Level X7R BME MLCCs Approved to MIL-PRF-32535

The series delivers 39x increase in capacitance compared to 100V, 1812 MIL-PRF-123 & -55681 MLCCs — enabling revolutionary board space, weight, & component count reductions that directly translate into lower launch costs — & meets extremely stringent DLA requirements for high-reliability performance FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 16, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is the first — and currently only — company to offer space-level, X7R base metal electrode (BME) MLCCs with “M” and “T” reliability levels approved to the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA’s) MIL-PRF-32535 specification. Exhibiting high CV capabilities superior to those of precious metal electrode (PME) MLCCs, which have long been the standard for

AVX Acquires Innovative, Award-Winning Antenna Company, Ethertronics

AVX Acquires Innovative, Award-Winning Antenna Company, Ethertronics

Ethertronics’ 200+ patents & innovative IMD antenna systems technology — which was recently honored with an Electronic Products 2017 Product of the Year Award & provides critical support for the first-ever processor-enabled consumer TV antenna — will further expand AVX’s extensive portfolio of advanced electronic component solutions FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 7, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control and antenna solutions, has completed its purchase of Ethertronics Inc., a leading manufacturer of passive and active Isolated Magnetic Dipole™ (IMD) antenna systems for wireless applications across the mobile phone, Wi-Fi, defense, aerospace, medical, and IoT markets. IMD antennas are extremely efficient, insensitive to changes in ground planes and local interference,

AVX Completes Its Purchase of Ethertronics, Inc.

AVX Completes Its Purchase of Ethertronics, Inc.

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has completed the purchase of the previously announced acquisition of Ethertronics, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of passive and active antenna systems, for approximately $138.5 million in cash and assumption of $11.5 million of net debt, subject to customary post-closing adjustments based on Ethertronics’ actual net debt and actual working capital as of closing. The purchase comprises Ethertronics’ six locations in China, South Korea, Vietnam, France, Taiwan, and the Americas, comprising Research and Development (“R&D”), manufacturing and sales office locations. In the financial year ended December 31, 2017, Ethertronics generated approximately $90 million of revenue. Ethertronics employs approximately 700 people, 120 of whom are in product development, reflecting

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