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AVX to Present & Exhibit at the 2017 Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

AVX to Present & Exhibit at the 2017 Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition

Invited to present two technical papers, teach an in-depth training seminar, & chair a technical session, AVX’s presence at CMSE 2017 is a testament to its dedication to the design & development of advanced military & space electronics FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 23, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will deliver two technical presentations, teach a training seminar, and exhibit at the 21st annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition (CMSE 2017), which will take place April 11–13, 2017 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles. Recognized as the most comprehensive conference dedicated to successful practices for the use of both military and COTS components in military and

AVX To Launch New EV/HEV Capacitors at APEC 2017

AVX To Launch New EV/HEV Capacitors at APEC 2017

In addition to releasing two new capacitor series, AVX will also promote its vast portfolio of advanced passive components for low- to high-power applications, as well as the various design tools they offer to ensure more first-pass design successes FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 7, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, will launch two new capacitor series for EV/HEV applications during its exposition at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2017), which will take place March 26 – 30 in Tampa, Florida. In addition to releasing the new FHC1 and FHC2 Series capacitors, which were especially designed for use in conjunction with IGBT modules to prevent ripple currents from

AVX Announces Wide-Ranging Additions to its 3D Model Design Tool for Polymer, Tantalum, & Niobium Oxide Capacitors

AVX Announces Wide-Ranging Additions to its 3D Model Design Tool for Polymer, Tantalum, & Niobium Oxide Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 14, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, announces wide-ranging additions to its 3D model design tool for polymer, tantalum, and niobium oxide capacitors. Now featuring a broad range of 3D CAD drawings for conformal, hermetic, and wet tantalum capacitors, as well as new SMD footprints and profiles, the newly expanded 3D Model design library allows engineers to visually simulate and preemptively test PCB layout and ensure that populated PCBs will fit within planned enclosures. These capabilities effectively eliminate the need for 2D mockups and significantly reduce the risk of board redesign prior to fabrication, both of which enable reduced design cycle durations and valuable cost savings. New

AVX Receives a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From General Motors

AVX Receives a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From General Motors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 6, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, received a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors. Presented to AVX’s Tianjin, China facility, which manufactures the AEC-Q200-qualified TransGuard® Automotive Series multilayer varistors that the company supplies to GM, the award recognizes AVX for sustaining the highest levels of performance in each of 13 different categories, including zero defects in shipped products and 100% on-time delivery during calendar year 2015. AVX’s TransGuard Automotive Series multilayer varistors (MLVs) combine circuit protection and EMI/RFI attenuation in a single, high-reliability device to both reduce component count and save critical board space in a variety of harsh automotive applications, including: inductive switching,

AVX Announces Solutions for Hope Pilot

AVX Announces Solutions for Hope Pilot

The 3Ts Due Diligence Options Pilot recently had its first shipment audited & pronounced fully compliant by the Conflict-Free Smelter Program, marking a crucial first milestone in testing the readiness of these systems for commercial use Fountain Inn, S.C. (November 16, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the world’s foremost supplier of tantalum capacitors, announces a Solutions for Hope pilot designed to test new options for responsibly sourcing tin, tantalum, and tungsten (the 3Ts) from Rwanda. Designated the 3Ts Due Diligence Options Pilot, the initiative is evaluating two new due diligence options: a new, cloud-based due diligence process developed by the Better Sourcing Program (BSP) employed in combination with AVX’s

AVX is Exhibiting at Electronica 2016

AVX is Exhibiting at Electronica 2016

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 24, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting at the 26th biennial Electronica — the premier global trade fair for electronic components, systems, and applications — which will take place November 8 – 11, 2016 in Munich. Exhibiting in Hall B6 at Booth 314, prominent AVX personnel will be onsite to promote the company’s vast portfolio of advanced passive and interconnect components for automotive, medical, defense, aerospace, industrial, and consumer applications. Passive products that will be showcased at the event include: the latest high capacitance releases for automotive MLCCs, DC link film capacitors for electric vehicles, and two new supercapacitor series. AVX’s Automotive MLCC Series is qualified to

AVX to Exhibit & Present at the Second Annual Space Passive Component Days International Symposium

AVX to Exhibit & Present at the Second Annual Space Passive Component Days International Symposium

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 10, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting and presenting two technical papers about their advanced polymer tantalum and base metal electrode (BME) ceramic capacitors for high-reliability space applications at the second annual Space Passive Component Days (SPCD) International Symposium, which will take place October 12 – 14, 2016 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Jointly organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES), the German Aerospace Center (DLA), and the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC), the SPCD Symposium is already recognized as the premier European conference dedicated to passive components for space applications. Designed to facilitate the exchange of high-level technical information

AVX Releases an Innovative Interconnect Sample Kit For Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & IoT Applications

AVX Releases an Innovative Interconnect Sample Kit For Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & IoT Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an innovative new sample kit that showcases a broad range of connectors ideal for use in consumer, medical, industrial, and IoT applications in which small size and high-reliability performance are mission critical. Available as both a physical sample and as an interactive online simulation, the new interconnect sample kit consists of a PCB loaded with 15 examples of board-to-board, wire-to-board, battery, and pogo pin connectors, including several of the STRIPT™ UL-approved, insulator-less single contacts AVX pioneered to deliver complete connector performance with lower costs and profiles. The physical version of the sample kit features a white lid designed to simulate

AVX Receives 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award From Raytheon

AVX Receives 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award From Raytheon

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 20, 2016) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, was recently honored with a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit. Now in its tenth year, Raytheon IDS instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery, and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. “We at AVX are proud to be recognized by Raytheon for our commitment to providing impeccable customer service and delivering high-quality products,” said Pete Venuto, senior VP of sales at AVX. “This accomplishment gives credence to our ability to continually

AVX Releases Upgraded Simulation Software For Its Advanced SMPS MLCCs

AVX Releases Upgraded Simulation Software For Its Advanced SMPS MLCCs

Featuring new products, updated links to the latest datasheets on the new AVX website, & product photographs designed to help engineers better visualize product selections, SpiCALCI 10 simulates performance characteristics & parameters for AVX’s advanced SMPS MLCCs FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 14, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new version of its SpiCALCI simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its advanced switch mode power supply (SMPS) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to help electrical design engineers select the part that will best satisfy their application criteria. SpiCALCI 10, which replaces the previous version, features all of the new SMPS MLCCs that AVX has introduced over