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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

AVX is showcasing its RF/Microwave solutions at IMS 2017

AVX is showcasing its RF/Microwave solutions at IMS 2017

In addition to promoting its vast portfolio of high-performance RF & microwave components, AVX is demonstrating circuit protection devices for RF & high-speed digital circuits, as well as demonstrating & sampling a ham radio dummy load kit FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 5, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, is showcasing its vast portfolio of high-performance RF and microwave solutions at this year’s IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2017), which is taking place this week, June 4 – 9, in Honolulu. Exhibiting at Booths 1212 and 1311, AVX Fellow, Ron Demcko, Thin Film Marketing Director, Leonid Talalaevsky, and Worldwide Business Manager for RF/Microwave Ceramics and MLO, Edgardo Menendez, are introducing attendees to

AVX Receives Prestigious 2016 Rockwell Collins Platinum Premier Award

AVX Receives Prestigious 2016 Rockwell Collins Platinum Premier Award

The award honors AVX for having maintained the highest levels of quality, delivery, & business alignment throughout 2016, & is the highest recognition a company can achieve through Rockwell Collins’ Trusted Supplier Program FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 8, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a prestigious 2016 Rockwell Collins Platinum Premier Award, which honors top-performing suppliers for having maintained the highest levels of quality, delivery, and business alignment over the full course of the year, and is the highest recognition a company can achieve through Rockwell Collins’ Trusted Supplier Program. Introduced in 2013, Rockwell Collins’ Trusted Supplier Program fosters supplier collaboration to improve efficiencies and drive performance, and provides

AVX to Launch New Products at EDS 2017

AVX to Launch New Products at EDS 2017

In addition to promoting both new & forthcoming passive component & interconnect solutions, AVX representatives will engage with channel partners to strengthen relationships, identify challenges, develop integrated solutions, & realign efforts for enhanced success FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 2, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, is attending the 2017 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) May 16 – 19 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Connector Product Manager Tom Anderson and AVX Fellow Ron Demcko, along with several colleagues and C-Suite personnel, will be onsite to engage with channel partners, launch new passive component and interconnect solutions, and promote several forthcoming product introductions slated for market release in the coming

AVX Adds New Medical Device Development Facility To Its Corporate Headquarters

AVX Adds New Medical Device Development Facility To Its Corporate Headquarters

With more than 2,500 square feet of cleanrooms & support space for device fabrication, biological analysis, & electrical testing, the new facility will further extend AVX’s robust portfolio of components for Class I, II, & III medical devices. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 18, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a new medical device development facility to its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, S.C. With more than 2,500 square feet of cleanrooms and support space for device fabrication, biological analysis, and electrical testing equipment, the new medical device development lab will accommodate the efforts of eight to ten researchers dedicated to developing cutting-edge medical components. These devices will further extend