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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

AVX Extends its Portfolio of High-Performance, Low-Pass Integrated Thin Film Filters With Six New 8W, 1206 Chip-Size Solutions Spanning 700MHz to 3.8GHz

AVX Extends its Portfolio of High-Performance, Low-Pass Integrated Thin Film Filters With Six New 8W, 1206 Chip-Size Solutions Spanning 700MHz to 3.8GHz

The new low-profile 1206 LP Series filters deliver excellent high-frequency performance with low insertion loss & extremely sharp attenuation in a wide range of high-frequency wireless applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 30, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has extended its portfolio of high-performance, low-pass integrated thin film (ITF) filters with the release of six new 8W LP Series filters in miniature 1206 chip sizes with low maximum height profiles of 0.97mm. Based on proven thin film multilayer technology, the new SMD filters deliver excellent high-frequency performance with low insertion loss and extremely sharp attenuation in wireless applications with frequencies spanning 700MHz to 3.8GHz, including: military and mobile communications

AVX Adds New Case Size & Codes to its Automotive-Grade TRM Professional Series Ultralow-ESR Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Adds New Case Size & Codes to its Automotive-Grade TRM Professional Series Ultralow-ESR Tantalum Capacitors

Designed for demanding, high-reliability applications, TRM Professional Series multianode tantalum capacitors meet AEC-Q200 requirements & offer capacitance values spanning 4.7–1,500µF, voltage ratings spanning 2.5–50V, & ultralow ESR values extending from 18mΩ at 100kHz FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 29, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has added a new “U” case (EIA Metric 7361-43) to its TRM Professional Series multianode, ultralow-ESR tantalum capacitors, extending the range with several new ratings designed to address the demands of an ever-expanding scope of high-reliability automotive, military, medical, aerospace, and industrial applications. These volumetrically efficient surface-mount, J-lead capacitors are now available in “U” case, “E” case (EIA Metric 7343-43), and “D” case (EIA Metric

AVX Releases A New Series of Tall Board-to-Board Stacker Connectors

AVX Releases A New Series of Tall Board-to-Board Stacker Connectors

The new single-piece 00-9148 Series connectors are cost effective, reliable, & robust, & help reduce tolerance accumulation in a variety of demanding applications across the automotive, consumer, medical, & industrial markets FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 25, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has released a new series of tall board-to-board stacker connectors. The new 00-9148 Series tall stacker connectors are cost-effective, reliable, and robust; exhibit excellent resistance to shock and vibration; and help reduce tolerance accumulation in a variety of demanding applications across the automotive, consumer, medical, and industrial markets. The single-piece connectors also reduce assembly time and shorten BOM lists, and feature a double-row design with an 8mm

AVX Expands its 0805 High-Performance, Low Pass LP Series Integrated Thin Film Filters by Elevenfold

AVX Expands its 0805 High-Performance, Low Pass LP Series Integrated Thin Film Filters by Elevenfold

Now available in 12 variants spanning 700–4,000MHz, LP Series filters exhibit low insertion loss, extremely sharp roll-off, & excellent high-frequency performance ideally suited for wireless applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 24, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, sensors, controls, and interconnect solutions, has added 11 new frequencies to its 0805 high-performance, low-pass LP Series integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filters. Now available in 700, 750, 780, 942, 1000, 1250, 1800, 1900, 2400, 2900, 3500, and 4000MHz variants, the 0805 filters are compact and low-profile — measuring just 2.03 x 1.55 x 0.80mm ±0.10mm (l x w x h) — and exhibit low insertion loss and extremely sharp roll-off ideally suited for a broad range