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AVX Builds & Delivers Critical Components for the Healthcare Industry

AVX Builds & Delivers Critical Components for the Healthcare Industry

All of us, at every level, function and business, feel the significance and the intensity surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation, both in our personal and professional lives. Teams across the company have been meeting daily to address critical employee and customer issues. What motivates AVX every day is knowing that despite the current situation, we are rising to the challenge as our manufacturing plants continue to deliver for our customers around the globe. AVX is proud to be an integral part of a supply chain which meets the urgent requirements of healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals battling the global COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeing a rapid increase in customer demand for critical medical equipment including lung ventilators, mobile X-ray,

AVX Announces Completion of Merger with Kyocera Corporation

AVX Announces Completion of Merger with Kyocera Corporation

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) (“AVX”) announced today the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition by Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”), following the completion of Kyocera’s tender offer to purchase any and all outstanding shares of AVX common stock that it did not already own. The tender offer expired one minute after 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on March 27, 2020 and was not extended. As of the expiration of the tender offer, a total of 31,763,490.559 shares of AVX common stock were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer, representing approximately 67.0% of the outstanding shares of AVX common stock not already owned by Kyocera. In addition, “Notices of Guaranteed Delivery” have been

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of Component Solutions for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2020

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of Component Solutions for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2020

Leading engineers from AVX & subsidiary American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC) will be on-site to promote an array of passive components optimized for RF & optical communications applications, including ultra-broadband & thin-film capacitors & resistors, thermal conductors, attenuators, & inductors FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 2, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing an extensive range of passive component solutions for RF and optical communications applications at the 2020 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), which will take place March 8–12 in San Diego, California. Globally recognized as the leading international trade show for optical communications and networking professionals, OFC highlights the latest research, technologies,

AVX & Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX

AVX & Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX

AVX and Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX that it Does Not Own for $21.75 per Share in Cash FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) (“AVX”) announced today that Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”) and AVX have entered into a definitive merger agreement providing for the acquisition by Kyocera of all the outstanding shares of common stock of AVX not owned by Kyocera pursuant to an all-cash tender offer for $21.75 per share (the “Tender Offer”), followed by a squeeze-out merger in which all of the outstanding shares of AVX common stock not tendered in the Tender Offer (other than shares owned by holders who validly seek appraisal or shares already held

Update to SpiCAT (Online Simulation Tool) | High Reliability MLCC Products

Update to SpiCAT (Online Simulation Tool) | High Reliability MLCC Products

The user-friendly, interactive SpiCAT simulation tool enables the quick, easy, & accurate parametric characterization of an extensive range of part numbers, including four new high-reliability, X7R MLCC series for demanding automotive, military, & space applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 19, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, launched an updated version of its user-friendly SpiCAT online simulation tool, which enables the quick, easy, and accurate parametric characterization of an extensive range of multilayer ceramic, tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide surface-mount capacitors, as well as multilayer varistors. The interactive online tool groups various product series by common application features to simplify, ease, and hasten the capacitor selection process

Multilayer varistors in automotive circuit protection

Multilayer varistors in automotive circuit protection

Abstract: Transient voltage suppression (TVS) based on multilayer varistors (MLVs) is designed to prevent damage to sensitive devices and circuits from voltage spikes. The damage to sensors, circuits and electronic components can disable critical functions, rendering a vehicle inoperable until repairs are made. Sources of damaging voltage spikes can include electrostatic discharges (ESD, or static shock), induced secondary voltage from lightning strikes (a high voltage ESD), electromagnetic pulses, voltage surge from motor switching, jump starts, energizing solenoid coil actuators, arcing from faults and load dump from alternator switching. When an electrical circuit or system experiences damaging voltage spikes, a normally off MLV is activated and protects the device by redirecting the spike to ground. Publication: Electronics360 (IEEE GlobalSpec) Published: December

AVX is Sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON All-Electric Formula-E Racing Team for the Second-Straight Year

AVX is Sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON All-Electric Formula-E Racing Team for the Second-Straight Year

As part of its continuous commitment to promoting increased environmental sustainability, AVX is once again partnering with Mouser, TTI, & Molex to support the GEOX DRAGON racing team for Season 6 of the world’s premier all-electric automotive racing series FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 9, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has announced its continued support of the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team for the new 2019–2020 ABB FIA Formula-E Championship racing season, which kicked off in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, November 22. For the second-straight year, AVX is partnering with Mouser Electronics, TTI, Inc., and Molex to sponsor the world’s premier racing series with all-electric

AVX Receives the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at SCBIO 2019

AVX Receives the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at SCBIO 2019

The distinguished award recognizes AVX’s exceptional contributions to the advancement of South Carolina’s $11.4 billion life sciences industry, including its extensive & ever-expanding portfolio of innovative electronic component & interconnect solutions for high-reliability medical applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 26, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, was honored with the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at the 2019 SCBIO Annual Conference, which was held October 29–31 in Greenville, South Carolina. Bestowed by SCBIO Life Sciences Industry, an investor-driven economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in South Carolina, the distinguished award recognizes AVX’s significant contributions

AVX Releases New High-Temperature, Glass-Encapsulated Multilayer Varistors Rated for 150°C Operation

AVX Releases New High-Temperature, Glass-Encapsulated Multilayer Varistors Rated for 150°C Operation

Designed for use in high-temperature, high-energy, & harsh-environment automotive, industrial, & oil & gas applications, the new TransGuard® Automotive VGAH Series MLVs provide bidirectional overvoltage protection & broadband EMI/RFI filtering in a single, high-reliability SMT device FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 25, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of high-temperature, glass-encapsulated multilayer varistors (MLVs) that are qualified to AEC-Q200, rated for operating temperatures up to 150°C, and designed for use in a wide variety of high-energy, harsh-environment automotive underhood, industrial, and oil and gas applications. Comprised of zinc oxide (ZnO) based ceramic semiconductor devices with nonlinear, bidirectional voltage-current (V-I) characteristics similar to those

Webinar: How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development

Webinar: How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development

  How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development November 28, 2019 | 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 CET Today, connectivity isn’t just about being connected to the internet. Rather, it means being connected to people, different devices and the world around us. Moving forward, the smart devices we rely on are becoming smaller, more powerful and intelligent, and even more connected. In response to these trends, Nordic has released the nRF9160 DK, a cost-effective, pre-certified, single-board development kit specialized for the cellular IoT development of LTE-M, NB-IoT, GPS and BLE applications using the nRF9160 SiP. The nRF9160 is the most compact cellular IoT (cIoT) solution on the market, measuring just 10x16x1 mm. In addition to having an nRF52840 board