Corporate History

2020

AVX becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera after merger acquisition

2019

AVX acquires Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd (COKNE) & extends SuperCapacitor operations

2018

– AVX acquires Ethertronics® & expands product offering into the Antenna market – AVX acquires Kumatec Sondermaschinenbau & Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH

2017

AVX acquires AB Elektronik, the Transportation, Sensing & Control Division of TT Electronics PLC and extends it’s automotive electronic component offering

2013

AVX acquires Nichicon’s Tantalum Division

2009

AVX Acquires Jacket Micro Devices & extends RF/Microwave offering with Multilayer Organic (MLO) technology

2007

AVX acquires American Technical Ceramics (ATC) & extends RF/Microwave operations

1998

AVX acquires Thomson-CSF’s (TPC) Passive Components Division

1995

– AVX assumes ownership of ELCO Corporation – Kyocera IPO’s AVX and retains 75%. AVX becomes public company on NYSE

1993

AVX assumes responsibility for ELCO Corporation

1990

AVX merges with Kyocera Corporation

1989

AVX acquires Unitrode’s Passive Component Division

1987

– AVX acquires Tantalum operations of STC – MLC, Glass & Tantalum operations in Corning

1985

AVX distribution center opens in Hong Kong, China

1979

AVX Ltd. begins manufacturing in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

1977

AVX opens manufacturing plant in San Salvador & research facility in Myrtle Beach, SC

1976

AVX Limited forms to meet European market

1949

Aerovox acquires Electrical Reactance

1948

Electrical Reactance Corp starts capacitor operations in Myrtle Beach, SC

1924

Radiola sells name and changes to Aerovox

1922

Radiola Wireless Established in NYC