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AVX Releases a New Series of Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas with Operating Frequencies up to 6GHz

AVX Releases a New Series of Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas with Operating Frequencies up to 6GHz

Designed to provide superior network coverage in an extensive range of cross-market wireless applications, the new ultraminiature W Series Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas are available in several standard single- & dual-band designs with PCB or FPC antenna technologies, performance-enhancing foam coatings, & various mounting options FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 21, 2021) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, released a new series of embedded Wi-Fi antennas designed to satisfy steadily increasing cross-market demand for smaller and thinner wireless products with superior signal sensitivity. The new W Series Embedded Wi-Fi Antennas offer a wide range of standard solutions with ultraminiature form factors, PCB or FPC antenna technologies capable of supporting

AVX Joins the OPEN Alliance

AVX Joins the OPEN Alliance

Shortly after joining the SPE Industrial Partner Network, AVX further underscored its commitment to supporting the widespread adoption of single-pair Ethernet by joining the OPEN Alliance, which is dedicated to developing and standardizing new single-pair Ethernet networking technologies for advanced automotive applications. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 15, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has joined the OPEN (One-Pair Ethernet) Alliance, a non-profit special interest group (SIG) comprised of automotive industry and technology providers dedicated to encouraging the widespread adoption of single-pair Ethernet solutions as the standard for automotive networking applications. Similar to the SPE Industrial Partner Network, which supports the development, standardization, and widespread adoption of

Capacitor Reliability Virtual Seminar | TJ Green Associates, LLC

Capacitor Reliability Virtual Seminar | TJ Green Associates, LLC

  Capacitor Reliability Virtual Seminar | TJ Green Associates, LLC December 1st & 2nd, 2020 | 12 – 2 PM EDT The course is intended for component engineers, designers, process engineers, QEs, and managers responsible for designing and building hardware and procuring capacitors for use in microelectronic assemblies. Ron Demcko, AVX Fellow, will cover a wide range of technologies ranging from ceramic to film, stacked modules and SuperCapacitors. Students will gain an understanding of each capacitor technology ranging from construction, electrical performance and reliability. Performance characteristics are discussed relative to time, temperature, voltage and frequency. Distinctions are made between thin film capacitors and power film capacitors. Stacked capacitor modules – traditionally MLCC based are presented. SuperCapacitor technology is reviewed and

AVX and Presidio Components Settle All Outstanding Litigation

AVX and Presidio Components Settle All Outstanding Litigation

FOUNTAIN INN, SC and SAN DIEGO, CA (November 16, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a Kyocera group company, and Presidio Components, Inc. today announced they have settled all outstanding claims between the companies. The two parties have entered into appropriate licenses and agreements and have agreed to dismiss all related litigation. Specific l terms of the agreement remain confidential. “We are pleased to have reached agreement with Presidio Components and resolved all of our outstanding litigation under terms that allow us to freely work with our customers and allows AVX to focus on building the industry’s leading portfolio of advanced electronic components,” said Johnny Sarvis, CEO of AVX Corporation. “We look forward to continuing to provide value added electronic solutions to

AVX Joins the SPE Industrial Partner Network

AVX Joins the SPE Industrial Partner Network

As a member of the SPE Industrial Partner Network, AVX will be actively involved in the continuing development of single-pair Ethernet (SPE) standards and compatible connectivity products, and will also serve as an ambassador of the significant space- and weight-saving advantages that SPE offers for applications including industrial, process, and building automation systems, smart city networks, and transportation systems. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 21, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has joined the SPE Industrial Partner Network, a global association of companies dedicated to promoting Single-Pair Ethernet technology as the basis for the rapid and effective expansion of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Single-Pair Ethernet

AVX Earns Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM

AVX Earns Supplier Quality Excellence Award From GM

The award recognizes AVX Electronics Tianjin Co. Ltd., which supplies GM with proven TransGuardTM Automotive Series multilayer varistors, for having consistently met or exceeded an extremely stringent set of quality performance criteria, including zero defects in shipped products and 100% on-time delivery, throughout calendar year 2019. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 29, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, received a 2019 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors (GM). The award recognizes AVX Electronics Tianjin Co. Ltd. for providing outstanding quality performance throughout calendar year 2019, as evidenced by having consistently met or exceeded an extremely stringent set of quality performance criteria and achieved the cross-functional support

Ethertronics Completes Development and Full Mass Production Release of First UWB Antenna Solutions for Samsung Electronics

Ethertronics Completes Development and Full Mass Production Release of First UWB Antenna Solutions for Samsung Electronics

The two strategic partners collaborated to develop the high-performance ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas featured in the new Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphones. Ethertronics also designed, developed, and delivered the main communication band antennas for the new Galaxy & Galaxy Buds Live smart devices. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 26, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, announced that its AVX/Ethertronics Korea team has completed the development and mass production of the first ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna solutions to be integrated into Samsung Electronics products. Featured in the new Galaxy Note20 Series, which consists of new 6.7” Galaxy Note20 5G, 6.9” Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, and Galaxy Z Fold2

Webinar: AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications

Webinar: AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications

  AVX Ceramic Capacitor Technology Overview for Military and Aerospace Applications August 27, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT AVX Corporation is a leading supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensing, control and antenna solutions, offering the world’s broadest selection of passive components and connectors. AVX develops many products qualified to COTS+, ESCC, SRC, MIL and DSCC / DLA drawings in addition to custom screening and test service capabilities. Join us as John Marshall presents an overview of AVX’s High Reliability Ceramic Capacitor offering. Topics to be covered include: The traditional PME (Pd/Ag electrode) technology products and the more recent BME (Ni electrode) technology products. Primary emphasis will be on the SMD BME range of parts, and we will share

Webinar: Saving Board Space – The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors

Webinar: Saving Board Space - The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors

  Saving Board Space – The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors June 24, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST Solid polymer capacitors have gained popularity due to their low ESR and reduced voltage derating. For example, they allow for large ripple currents on switched DC-DC converter applications. This webinar highlights the AVX portfolio of Polymer Capacitors for various applications such as Solid State Drives, Automotive, High Reliability, and other critical electronic applications. This presentation is geared towards application and design engineers working on Micro-Controller, Microprocessor, FPGA – Embedded Logic decoupling selections. This webinar is co-sponsored by Arrow Electronics and will be presented by Allen Mayar, the product marketing manager for AVX Tantalum Capacitors.

New Online Antenna Filtering Tool Now Available!

New Online Antenna Filtering Tool Now Available!

Looking for an Antenna? AVX’s new filtering tool makes it easy to find the antenna that best fits your needs. You can now filter our passive antennas by product type, technology, frequency, and mounting. Ethertronics, An AVX Group Company, is a leading supplier of innovative antennas covering standard industry frequency bands and applications, including: Cellular, LTE, 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa, ISM, GNSS, V2X, and UWB. Ethertronics antennas are available in standard and custom configurations using a wide variety of materials to ease antenna integration and maximize performance. Ethertronics’ passive antennas establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability across a wide variety of applications, from mobile phones to Wi-Fi, Automotive, and the Internet of Things (IoT). If

Building & Delivering Critical Components for the Healthcare Industry

Building & Delivering Critical Components for the Healthcare Industry

All of us, at every level, function and business, feel the significance and the intensity surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation, both in our personal and professional lives. Teams across the company have been meeting daily to address critical employee and customer issues. What motivates KYOCERA AVX every day is knowing that despite the current situation, we are rising to the challenge as our manufacturing plants continue to deliver for our customers around the globe. KYOCERA AVX is proud to be an integral part of a supply chain which meets the urgent requirements of healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals battling the global COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeing a rapid increase in customer demand for critical medical equipment including lung ventilators,

AVX Announces Completion of Merger with Kyocera Corporation

AVX Announces Completion of Merger with Kyocera Corporation

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) (“AVX”) announced today the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition by Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”), following the completion of Kyocera’s tender offer to purchase any and all outstanding shares of AVX common stock that it did not already own. The tender offer expired one minute after 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on March 27, 2020 and was not extended. As of the expiration of the tender offer, a total of 31,763,490.559 shares of AVX common stock were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer, representing approximately 67.0% of the outstanding shares of AVX common stock not already owned by Kyocera. In addition, “Notices of Guaranteed Delivery” have been

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of Component Solutions for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2020

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of Component Solutions for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2020

Leading engineers from AVX & subsidiary American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC) will be on-site to promote an array of passive components optimized for RF & optical communications applications, including ultra-broadband & thin-film capacitors & resistors, thermal conductors, attenuators, & inductors FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 2, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing an extensive range of passive component solutions for RF and optical communications applications at the 2020 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), which will take place March 8–12 in San Diego, California. Globally recognized as the leading international trade show for optical communications and networking professionals, OFC highlights the latest research, technologies,

AVX & Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX

AVX & Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX

AVX and Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX that it Does Not Own for $21.75 per Share in Cash FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) (“AVX”) announced today that Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”) and AVX have entered into a definitive merger agreement providing for the acquisition by Kyocera of all the outstanding shares of common stock of AVX not owned by Kyocera pursuant to an all-cash tender offer for $21.75 per share (the “Tender Offer”), followed by a squeeze-out merger in which all of the outstanding shares of AVX common stock not tendered in the Tender Offer (other than shares owned by holders who validly seek appraisal or shares already held

Update to SpiCAT (Online Simulation Tool) | High Reliability MLCC Products

Update to SpiCAT (Online Simulation Tool) | High Reliability MLCC Products

The user-friendly, interactive SpiCAT simulation tool enables the quick, easy, & accurate parametric characterization of an extensive range of part numbers, including four new high-reliability, X7R MLCC series for demanding automotive, military, & space applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 19, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, launched an updated version of its user-friendly SpiCAT online simulation tool, which enables the quick, easy, and accurate parametric characterization of an extensive range of multilayer ceramic, tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide surface-mount capacitors, as well as multilayer varistors. The interactive online tool groups various product series by common application features to simplify, ease, and hasten the capacitor selection process

AVX is Sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON All-Electric Formula-E Racing Team for the Second-Straight Year

AVX is Sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON All-Electric Formula-E Racing Team for the Second-Straight Year

As part of its continuous commitment to promoting increased environmental sustainability, AVX is once again partnering with Mouser, TTI, & Molex to support the GEOX DRAGON racing team for Season 6 of the world’s premier all-electric automotive racing series FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 9, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has announced its continued support of the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team for the new 2019–2020 ABB FIA Formula-E Championship racing season, which kicked off in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, November 22. For the second-straight year, AVX is partnering with Mouser Electronics, TTI, Inc., and Molex to sponsor the world’s premier racing series with all-electric