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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

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ethertronics

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ethertronics

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ethertronics Inc., a privately held manufacturer of passive and active antenna systems. Ethertronics is a leader in advanced antenna system technology and manufactures antenna products for wireless applications such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi, defense, aerospace, medical, and Internet of Things. John Sarvis, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVX Corporation, stated, “The addition of Ethertronics is an exciting opportunity for AVX as we expand our extensive electronic product offering into a new arena. Ethertronics is a premier brand that we are proud to add to the AVX family. The combination of AVX and Ethertronics offers exciting growth potential for the years

AVX Announces Limited-Release Energy Harvesting Applications Design Kit

AVX Announces Limited-Release Energy Harvesting Applications Design Kit

Contents include a wide range of low-loss components that deliver ideal solutions for energy storage, blocking, IC support, output filtering, & external connections in thermoelectric generators, solar cells, piezoelectric devices, micro wind turbines, & more FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 25, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, announces the limited release of its new Energy Harvesting Application Design Kit. The kit features a wide range of low-loss components hand-selected to provide engineers with ideal solutions for energy storage, blocking, IC support, output filtering, and external connections in thermoelectric generators, solar cells, piezoelectric devices, and micro wind turbines, including: MLCCs, supercapacitors, Schottky diodes, inductors, and connectors. It also comes with a booklet that

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Transportation, Sensing, & Control Division of TT Electronics PLC

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Transportation, Sensing, & Control Division of TT Electronics PLC

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 19, 2017) – AVX Corporation (NYSE:AVX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Transportation, Sensing & Control division (hereinafter called TS&C), from the UK company, TT Electronics PLC (LSE:TTG.L). John Sarvis, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVX Corporation, stated, “The addition of TS&C expands AVX’s product offering to include sensors, LED lighting and control modules. TS&C, trading as AB Electronik, is a premier brand that we are proud to add to the AVX Group. They are well recognized in the areas of sensing and controls offering a broad range to the automotive market. The combination of AVX and TS&C offers exciting growth potential for the years ahead.” In accordance with