AVX Corporation Receives Annual Supplier Excellence Award From Medtronic

AVX Corporation Tantalum Division, a leading supplier of tantalum components, has received the Annual Supplier Excellence Award from Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company dedicated to providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. An awards banquet was held recently to formally recognize AVX in Biddeford, Maine.

The AVX Tantalum Division was the only company selected to receive the annual award from Medtronic this year and also was the recipient in 2000. AVX’s Tantalum Division in Paignton, England will also receive the Medtronic Supplier Excellence award later this month.

“AVX Tantalum Division has been a strategic supplier partner to Medtronic for nearly ten years,” said Bill Ceal, Medtronic Purchasing Manager. “They not only provide quality components, but more importantly, they provide solutions.”

The Medtronic Supplier Excellence Award was initiated to recognize outstanding supplier relationships and performance. Award recipients must provide a quality product with on-time delivery and offer superior technical support in addition to overall solutions.

“As a leader in tantalum technology, we feel an obligation to supply our customers with top quality passive components,” said Craig Hunter, AVX Strategic Marketing Manager. “We strive to develop innovative tantalum products that will satisfy the stringent demands of the medical market. It is a great honor to be acknowledged for supplier excellence by Medtronic.”

Medtronic is the world leader in medical technology, providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease and offering products, therapies and services that enhance or extend the lives of millions of people. Each year, 2.5 million patients benefit from Medtronic’s technology, used to treat conditions such as heart disease, neurological disorders, and vascular illnesses. For more information, visit the Medtronic web site at www.medtronics.com.