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AVX Acquires Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.

AVX Acquires Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 1, 2019) – AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has completed the purchase of Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd. (COKNE). After four years of strong collaborative efforts between COKNE and AVX on the manufacturing and development of supercapacitors, AVX is delighted to complete the full vertical integration under the AVX umbrella. During the announcement, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Schmersal stated, “The COKNE team has been instrumental in the co-development of AVX’s low ESR cylindrical SuperCap series. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship, with continual dedication toward further supercap advancements”. The vertical acquisition further demonstrates AVX’s strong commitment to supercapacitor technology, used in markets such as Industrial, Medical, Automotive, IoT, and Alternative

Webinar: Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications

Webinar: Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications

  Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications December 5, 2019 | 11:00 AM EST Battery life is a problem in many designs looking for a large energy storage ability for backup. This webinar will highlight SuperCapacitors as a method to extend primary/secondary battery life by a minimum of 2X. The ability to customize and to increase working voltage with series/parallel combinations will also be discussed. This presentation is geared towards the design engineer who is focused on applications with a primary/secondary battery along the main power line of the design. The webinar is co-sponsored by TTI, Inc. and will be presented by Eric DeRose, AVX product engineer for SuperCapacitors.

Keys to Enabling Advanced Future System Designs

Keys to Enabling Advanced Future System Designs

Abstract: Rated by PCNS 2019 Attendees as BEST keynote presentation In the past, system power budgets and data/operating speeds were wide and slow respectively. This allowed passive component selection and consideration to occur at the end of the design cycle. Today in the digital world, emerging single chip semiconductors now have enough processing power to become a real time – reconfigurable end system. Publication: European Passive Components Institute Published: October 8th, 2019 Article Link: https://epci.eu/passive-components-keys-to-enabling-advanced-future-system-designs/

New VLAS Series AEC-Q200 Qualified Multilayer Varistors With Competitively Low Clamping-to-Working-Voltage Ratios

New VLAS Series AEC-Q200 Qualified Multilayer Varistors With Competitively Low Clamping-to-Working-Voltage Ratios

The new VLAS Series Low-Clamp TransGuard® Automotive MLVs provide high-reliability bidirectional overvoltage protection & broadband EMI/RFI filtering in a single, space-saving SMT device qualified to AEC-Q200 & capable of replacing much larger, two-component TVS diode & EMC capacitor solutions FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 8, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of automotive-qualified multilayer varistors (MLVs) especially designed to exhibit lower breakdown- and clamping-voltage to working-voltage ratios than other standard varistors. Comprised of zinc-oxide-based (ZnO-based) ceramic semiconductor devices with nonlinear, bidirectional voltage-current (V-I) characteristics similar to those of back-to-back Zener diodes, but with greater current and energy handling capabilities and the addition of

AVX Donates $15,000 to Help Fund the Construction of a Splash Pad Park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

AVX Donates $15,000 to Help Fund the Construction of a Splash Pad Park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

As a longtime resident of Fountain Inn, AVX proudly supports the city’s continued efforts to enhance community vitality through collaborative projects & initiatives FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 30, 2019) – AVX Corporation donated $15,000 to help fund the construction of a splash pad park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, which has been home to its corporate headquarters since 2010. The Fountain on Main splash pad park, presented by Greenville Water, is free to the public and conveniently located in the heart of the city’s fast-growing downtown area, which features a variety of shops, restaurants, and a farmer’s market — all within walking distance. “AVX has been a resident of Fountain Inn for nearly a decade and is proud to be

AVX Is Keynoting, Sponsoring, & Contributing to the Technical Program of the 2019 Passive Components Networking Symposium

AVX Is Keynoting, Sponsoring, & Contributing to the Technical Program of the 2019 Passive Components Networking Symposium

AVX has been invited to deliver a keynote address, contribute to an advanced passives workshop, participate in a panel discussion about MLCCs, & chair an in-depth technical session at PCNS 2019 FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 5, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is supporting the second biennial Passive Components Networking Symposium (PCNS 2019) — a four-day international technical conference and networking event dedicated to the advancement of passive electronic components, systems, and applications — by both actively contributing to the technical conference and joining several other leading passive component manufacturers in sponsorship of the highly specialized industry event, which will take place September 10–13 at Politechnica

AVX Is Showcasing Cutting-Edge Component Solutions at The Battery Show 2019

AVX Is Showcasing Cutting-Edge Component Solutions at The Battery Show 2019

At this year’s event, which is co-located with the 2019 Electric & Hybrid Vechicle Technology Expo, AVX will introduce attendees to the company’s extensive portfolio of innovative, high-performance, & high-reliability passive & electromechanical power component solutions for next-generation battery applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 22, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and  supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing its vast portfolio of innovative, high-performance, and high-reliability passive and electromechanical power components for advanced battery applications at The Battery Show 2019, which is taking place September 10-12 in Novi, Michigan, along with the 2019 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo. AVX and subsidiary AB Elektronik will be onsite at Booth #2049 to introduce attendees to the unique features and benefits of an extensive

AVX Announces the Completion of Its Largest Global MLCC Manufacturing Facility

AVX Announces the Completion of Its Largest Global MLCC Manufacturing Facility

The newly completed expansion of AVX’s flagship facility in Penang, Malaysia, which now offers 450,000 square feet of state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, testing, storage, & distribution space, will support the continued evolution of the company’s extensive portfolio of advanced passive components & create nearly 1,000 new jobs FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 22, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, recently completed a major, $150 million expansion of its flagship multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. The expansion added 250,000 square feet to the original facility, which now encompasses 450,000 square feet of Class 1K and Class 10K cleanrooms, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and testing technology, and

AVX Fuels Next Generation of Clemson Vehicle Prototyping Through Deep Orange

AVX Fuels Next Generation of Clemson Vehicle Prototyping Through Deep Orange

State-of-the-art lab creates new educational opportunities, talent pipeline across South Carolina FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 11, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, will fuel the next chapter of Clemson University’s flagship vehicle prototype program Deep Orange with new equipment and lab space at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The 9,000-square foot lab – named the AVX Mobility Systems Innovation Lab – will include two collaborative innovation studios, expanded prototyping capabilities, and state-of-the-art engineering equipment within the Center for Emerging Technologies at CU-ICAR in Greenville. Capabilities include a new two-post lift; high-powered metal and tungsten inert gas welding capabilities; and painting and composites

AVX Receives 2018 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award

AVX Receives 2018 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award

Bestowed in recognition of the successful fulfillment of several key quality performance metrics designed to build stronger partnerships, improve quality performance, & provide excellent customer service, the prestigious 2018 award marks the third time AVX has earned TTI Asia recognition FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 1, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has received a prestigious 2018 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award. Bestowed by TTI, Inc., an authorized specialty distributor of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) components, the award honors AVX for having successfully fulfilled several key quality performance metrics designed to elevate supplier and distributor performance in order to achieve maximum customer satisfaction throughout Asia. Representing