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AVX Earns 2017 TTI Supplier Excellence Award

AVX Earns 2017 TTI Supplier Excellence Award

Bestowed in recognition of suppliers’ efforts to build stronger partnerships, improve quality performance, & provide excellent customer service, the 2017 TTI Supplier Excellence Award marks AVX’s fourth consecutive win in the Americas FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 30, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has earned a TTI Supplier Excellence Award in the Americas region for the fourth consecutive year. Bestowed by TTI, Inc., an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) components, the TTI Supplier Excellence Award recognizes AVX for having successfully fulfilled several key quality performance metrics designed to elevate supplier and distributor performance and achieve maximum customer satisfaction throughout the Americas. Designed

AVX completes its purchase of Kumatec

AVX completes its purchase of Kumatec

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – April 30, 2018 – AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that its subsidiary, AVX Interconnect Europe GmbH (“AVX Interconnect”), a limited liability company under German law, has completed the share purchase of the previously announced acquisition of KUMATEC Sondermaschinenbau & Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH (“Kumatec”), a limited liability company under German law, for a consideration of approximately EUR $12.5 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. The purchase includes Kumatec’s 50% interest in KUMATEC Hydrogen GmbH Co. KG, 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

AVX is Showcasing High-Temperature Capacitor Solutions at HiTEC 2018

AVX is Showcasing High-Temperature Capacitor Solutions at HiTEC 2018

The exhibition will highlight several selections from AVX’s ever-expanding range of proven-reliable, high-temperature ceramic & tantalum capacitor solutions. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 27, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing its portfolio of high-temperature capacitor solutions during the exposition portion of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society’s (IMAPS’) International Conference on High Temperature Electronics (HiTEC 2018), which will take place May 8-10 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is widely recognized as the industry’s premier biennial technical conference dedicated to the advancement of high-temperature electronics research and applications. “HiTEC is an important forum that allows AVX engineers to exchange information, discuss the latest applications with

AVX to Present & Exhibit at the 2018 Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

AVX to Present & Exhibit at the 2018 Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

Invited to present two technical papers, teach an in-depth training seminar, and co-chair a conference session, AVX’s presence at CMSE 2018 is a testament to its dedication to the design & development of advanced military & space electronics FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 16, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, will deliver two technical presentations, teach a tutorial training seminar, co-chair a conference session, and exhibit at the 22nd annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition (CMSE 2018), which will take place May 7–10, 2018 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles. Recognized as the most comprehensive conference dedicated to successful practices

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

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 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 To Present Paper on Advances In High-Reliability Conductive Polymer Capacitors at MRQW 2018

AVX To Present Paper on Advances In High-Reliability Conductive Polymer Capacitors at MRQW 2018

The 2018 Microelectronics Reliability & Qualification Working Meeting (MRQW) will take place February 6–8 & will address various topics concerning the reliability & qualification of microelectronics targeted for use in space systems FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 18, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, will present a technical paper about advances in high-reliability conductive polymer capacitors for space applications at the 2018 Microelectronics Reliability and Qualification Working Meeting (MRQW), which will take place February 6–8 in El Segundo, California. Sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation, supported by NASA and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and designed for reliability engineers, radiation-effects engineers, and microelectronic technology developers and parts procurement professionals, MRQW provides a forum for

AVX Honored with 2017 TTI Supplier Excellence Award in the EMEA Region

AVX Honored with 2017 TTI Supplier Excellence Award in the EMEA Region

Bestowed in recognition of suppliers’ efforts to improve quality performance & provide excellent customer service, the 2017 TTI Supplier Excellence Award marks AVX’s fourth consecutive win in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 5, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has earned a TTI Supplier Excellence Award in the EMEA region, which comprises Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, for the fourth consecutive year. Bestowed by TTI, Inc., a leading global electronic components distributor, the award honors AVX for its successful fulfillment of several key quality performance metrics designed to elevate supplier and distributor performance and achieve maximum customer satisfaction in the