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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

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.