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AVX Receives the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at SCBIO 2019

AVX Receives the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at SCBIO 2019

The distinguished award recognizes AVX’s exceptional contributions to the advancement of South Carolina’s $11.4 billion life sciences industry, including its extensive & ever-expanding portfolio of innovative electronic component & interconnect solutions for high-reliability medical applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 26, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, was honored with the South Carolina Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Organizational Contribution at the 2019 SCBIO Annual Conference, which was held October 29–31 in Greenville, South Carolina. Bestowed by SCBIO Life Sciences Industry, an investor-driven economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in South Carolina, the distinguished award recognizes AVX’s significant contributions

Webinar: How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development

Webinar: How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development

  How to Get Started with Cellular IoT Development November 28, 2019 | 10:00 AM EST / 16:00 CET Today, connectivity isn’t just about being connected to the internet. Rather, it means being connected to people, different devices and the world around us. Moving forward, the smart devices we rely on are becoming smaller, more powerful and intelligent, and even more connected. In response to these trends, Nordic has released the nRF9160 DK, a cost-effective, pre-certified, single-board development kit specialized for the cellular IoT development of LTE-M, NB-IoT, GPS and BLE applications using the nRF9160 SiP. The nRF9160 is the most compact cellular IoT (cIoT) solution on the market, measuring just 10x16x1 mm. In addition to having an nRF52840 board

AVX Acquires Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.

AVX Acquires Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd.

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 1, 2019) – AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has completed the purchase of Chengdu OK New Energy, Ltd. (COKNE). After four years of strong collaborative efforts between COKNE and AVX on the manufacturing and development of supercapacitors, AVX is delighted to complete the full vertical integration under the AVX umbrella. During the announcement, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Schmersal stated, “The COKNE team has been instrumental in the co-development of AVX’s low ESR cylindrical SuperCap series. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship, with continual dedication toward further supercap advancements”. The vertical acquisition further demonstrates AVX’s strong commitment to supercapacitor technology, used in markets such as Industrial, Medical, Automotive, IoT, and Alternative

Webinar: Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications

Webinar: Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications

  Doubling Battery Life In Industrial Applications December 5, 2019 | 11:00 AM EST Battery life is a problem in many designs looking for a large energy storage ability for backup. This webinar will highlight SuperCapacitors as a method to extend primary/secondary battery life by a minimum of 2X. The ability to customize and to increase working voltage with series/parallel combinations will also be discussed. This presentation is geared towards the design engineer who is focused on applications with a primary/secondary battery along the main power line of the design. The webinar is co-sponsored by TTI, Inc. and will be presented by Eric DeRose, AVX product engineer for SuperCapacitors.

AVX Donates $15,000 to Help Fund the Construction of a Splash Pad Park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

AVX Donates $15,000 to Help Fund the Construction of a Splash Pad Park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina

As a longtime resident of Fountain Inn, AVX proudly supports the city’s continued efforts to enhance community vitality through collaborative projects & initiatives FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 30, 2019) – AVX Corporation donated $15,000 to help fund the construction of a splash pad park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, which has been home to its corporate headquarters since 2010. The Fountain on Main splash pad park, presented by Greenville Water, is free to the public and conveniently located in the heart of the city’s fast-growing downtown area, which features a variety of shops, restaurants, and a farmer’s market — all within walking distance. “AVX has been a resident of Fountain Inn for nearly a decade and is proud to be

AVX Is Keynoting, Sponsoring, & Contributing to the Technical Program of the 2019 Passive Components Networking Symposium

AVX Is Keynoting, Sponsoring, & Contributing to the Technical Program of the 2019 Passive Components Networking Symposium

AVX has been invited to deliver a keynote address, contribute to an advanced passives workshop, participate in a panel discussion about MLCCs, & chair an in-depth technical session at PCNS 2019 FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 5, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is supporting the second biennial Passive Components Networking Symposium (PCNS 2019) — a four-day international technical conference and networking event dedicated to the advancement of passive electronic components, systems, and applications — by both actively contributing to the technical conference and joining several other leading passive component manufacturers in sponsorship of the highly specialized industry event, which will take place September 10–13 at Politechnica

AVX Is Showcasing Cutting-Edge Component Solutions at The Battery Show 2019

AVX Is Showcasing Cutting-Edge Component Solutions at The Battery Show 2019

At this year’s event, which is co-located with the 2019 Electric & Hybrid Vechicle Technology Expo, AVX will introduce attendees to the company’s extensive portfolio of innovative, high-performance, & high-reliability passive & electromechanical power component solutions for next-generation battery applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 22, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and  supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing its vast portfolio of innovative, high-performance, and high-reliability passive and electromechanical power components for advanced battery applications at The Battery Show 2019, which is taking place September 10-12 in Novi, Michigan, along with the 2019 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo. AVX and subsidiary AB Elektronik will be onsite at Booth #2049 to introduce attendees to the unique features and benefits of an extensive

AVX Announces the Completion of Its Largest Global MLCC Manufacturing Facility

AVX Announces the Completion of Its Largest Global MLCC Manufacturing Facility

The newly completed expansion of AVX’s flagship facility in Penang, Malaysia, which now offers 450,000 square feet of state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, testing, storage, & distribution space, will support the continued evolution of the company’s extensive portfolio of advanced passive components & create nearly 1,000 new jobs FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 22, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, recently completed a major, $150 million expansion of its flagship multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. The expansion added 250,000 square feet to the original facility, which now encompasses 450,000 square feet of Class 1K and Class 10K cleanrooms, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and testing technology, and

AVX Fuels Next Generation of Clemson Vehicle Prototyping Through Deep Orange

AVX Fuels Next Generation of Clemson Vehicle Prototyping Through Deep Orange

State-of-the-art lab creates new educational opportunities, talent pipeline across South Carolina FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 11, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, will fuel the next chapter of Clemson University’s flagship vehicle prototype program Deep Orange with new equipment and lab space at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The 9,000-square foot lab – named the AVX Mobility Systems Innovation Lab – will include two collaborative innovation studios, expanded prototyping capabilities, and state-of-the-art engineering equipment within the Center for Emerging Technologies at CU-ICAR in Greenville. Capabilities include a new two-post lift; high-powered metal and tungsten inert gas welding capabilities; and painting and composites

AVX Receives 2018 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award

AVX Receives 2018 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award

Bestowed in recognition of the successful fulfillment of several key quality performance metrics designed to build stronger partnerships, improve quality performance, & provide excellent customer service, the prestigious 2018 award marks the third time AVX has earned TTI Asia recognition FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 1, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, has received a prestigious 2018 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award. Bestowed by TTI, Inc., an authorized specialty distributor of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) components, the award honors AVX for having successfully fulfilled several key quality performance metrics designed to elevate supplier and distributor performance in order to achieve maximum customer satisfaction throughout Asia. Representing

AVX earns 2018 TTI Supplier Excellence Award in the Americas

AVX earns 2018 TTI Supplier Excellence Award in the Americas

Representing the highest possible recognition of suppliers’ efforts to build stronger partnerships, improve quality performance, & provide excellent customer service, the 2018 TTI Supplier Excellence Award marks AVX’s fifth consecutive win in the Americas FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 4, 2019) – 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 Americas region for the fifth consecutive year. Bestowed by TTI, Inc., an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) components, the TTI Supplier Excellence Award recognizes AVX for its superior execution of several key quality performance metrics aimed at elevating supplier and distributor performance and achieving maximum customer satisfaction throughout

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of High-Frequency, High-Performance Microwave & RF Component Solutions at IMS 2019

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of High-Frequency, High-Performance Microwave & RF Component Solutions at IMS 2019

Leading engineers from AVX’s newest division, AVX RF Solutions, as well as subsidiary American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC), will be onsite to promote an array of passive components optimized for microwave & RF applications, including wire-bondable capacitors & resistors, thermal conductors, fuses, filters, diplexers, & antennas FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 30, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing its extensive portfolio of high-frequency, high-performance passive components optimized for microwave and RF applications extending across the automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, and aerospace market segments at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2019), which is taking place next week in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference begins on Sunday,

AVX Is Presenting & Exhibiting at CMSE 2019

AVX Is Presenting & Exhibiting at CMSE 2019

The Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition has invited AVX to contribute for the seventh consecutive year. This year, AVX will teach an in-depth training seminar, present two technical papers, & showcase its extensive portfolio of high-reliability mil-spec components FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 27, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is teaching a training seminar, delivering two technical presentations, and showcasing its extensive portfolio of high-reliability mil-spec components at the 23rd annual Components for Military & Space Electronics Conference & Exhibition (CMSE 2019), which will take place April 16–18 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Widely recognized as the

AVX Is Presenting & Exhibiting at APEC 2019

AVX Is Presenting & Exhibiting at APEC 2019

In addition to presenting an exhibitor seminar on the interchangeability of MLCCs & tantalum capacitors in high-capacitance applications, AVX is showcasing its expansive portfolio of tantalum, ceramic, power film, & supercapacitors ideal for use in multiple markets, including industrial, military, space, energy, consumer, telecom, medical, & more FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 11, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is presenting and exhibiting at APEC 2019, which will take place in Anaheim, California, March 17-21, and provide attendees with five full days of technical sessions designed to address topics of both immediate and long-term interest to engineers in the applied power electronics industry. AVX Technical Marketing Manager –

AVX Announces Sponsorship of Formula-E Racing Team

AVX Announces Sponsorship of Formula-E Racing Team

AVX puts the pedal to the metal in its latest effort to promote increased environmental sustainability, partnering with Mouser, TTI, & Molex to sponsor the GEOX DRAGON racing team for Season 5 of the world’s first & only all-electric automotive racing series FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 14, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is sponsoring the GEOX DRAGON Formula-E racing team in partnership with Mouser Electronics, TTI, Inc., and Molex. The world’s first and only racing series with all-electric vehicles, the ABB FIA Formula-E Championship is a fusion of engineering, technology, sport, science, design, music, and entertainment — all firmly rooted in the three core values

Corporate Headquarters Goes Green

Corporate Headquarters Goes Green

With 2,700 PV modules projected to produce an annual output of 1.3GWh of power, the new solar energy parking canopy at AVX headquarters offers significant cost savings & environmental benefits.   FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 12, 2019) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, recently installed a 908kW solar energy parking canopy at its corporate headquarters in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Consisting of 2,700 PV modules, the installation boasts a projected annual output of 1.3GWh of clean, green power, which is equivalent to the amount of power generated by more than one million pounds of burned coal. The new solar energy parking canopy will provide AVX with financial