AVX is the First to Offer Space-Level X7R BME MLCCs Approved to MIL-PRF-32535

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 16, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is the first - and currently only - company to offer space-level, X7R base metal electrode (BME) MLCCs with "M" and "T" reliability levels approved to the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA's) MIL-PRF-32535 specification. Exhibiting high CV capabilities superior to those of precious metal electrode (PME) MLCCs, which have long been the standard for the global aerospace industry, AVX's leading-edge, space-level, X7R BME MLCCs deliver a 39-fold increase in capacitance compared to standard, 100V, 1812, MIL-PRF-123 and MIL-PRF-55681 MLCCs - enabling revolutionary board space, weight, and component count reductions that directly translate into lower launch costs - and meet extremely stringent DLA requirements for high-reliability performance in space applications. The series also features AVX's patented FLEXITERM® termination technology, which allows for more board flexure than standard terminations, providing proven-effective protection against thermal and mechanical stresses both during assembly and throughout component lifetimes and enabling the safe, reliable employment of large case sizes.

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AVX Acquires Innovative, Award-Winning Antenna Company, Ethertronics

Ethertronics' 200+ patents & innovative IMD antenna systems technology - which was recently honored with an Electronic Products 2017 Product of the Year Award & provides critical support for the first-ever processor-enabled consumer TV antenna - will further expand AVX's extensive portfolio of advanced electronic component solutions.

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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.

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AVX Adds New Case Size & Codes to its Automotive-Grade TRM Professional Series Ultralow-ESR Tantalum Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 29, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has added a new "U" case (EIA Metric 7361-43) to its TRM Professional Series multianode, ultralow-ESR tantalum capacitors, extending the range with several new ratings designed to address the demands of an ever-expanding scope of high-reliability automotive, military, medical, aerospace, and industrial applications. These volumetrically efficient surface-mount, J-lead capacitors are now available in "U" case, "E" case (EIA Metric 7343-43), and "D" case (EIA Metric 7343-31), meet the requirements of AEC-Q200, offer a wide range of capacitance values and voltage ratings spanning 4.7-1,500µF and 2.5-50V, and achieve twice the reliability of TPM Commercial Series tantalum capacitors, which also feature the new "U" case size. The TRM Series has a base failure rate of 0.5% per 1,000 hours at 85ºC and rated voltage (VR) with 0.1Ω/V series impedance, in addition to a 25% lower DCL limit (0.0075CV), high volumetric efficiency, and ultralow ESR values as low as 18mΩ at 100kHz.

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AVX Extends its Portfolio of High-Performance, Low-Pass Integrated Thin Film Filters With Six New 8W, 1206 Chip-Size Solutions Spanning 700MHz to 3.8GHz

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 30, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has extended its portfolio of high-performance, low-pass integrated thin film (ITF) filters with the release of six new 8W LP Series filters in miniature 1206 chip sizes with low maximum height profiles of 0.97mm. Based on proven thin film multilayer technology, the new SMD filters deliver excellent high-frequency performance with low insertion loss and extremely sharp attenuation in wireless applications with frequencies spanning 700MHz to 3.8GHz, including: military and mobile communications systems, wireless large area networks (LANs), global positioning systems, vehicle location systems, and satellite television receivers. The new 8W LP Series ITF SMD filters also feature a rugged construction designed for reliable automatic assembly, allow installers to visually inspect the solder fillet after mounting, and provide a higher-power complement to AVX's existing 3W LGA-terminated 1206 LP Series offering.

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AVX Releases A New Series of Tall Board-to-Board Stacker Connectors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 25, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has released a new series of tall board-to-board stacker connectors. The new 00-9148 Series tall stacker connectors are cost-effective, reliable, and robust; exhibit excellent resistance to shock and vibration; and help reduce tolerance accumulation in a variety of demanding applications across the automotive, consumer, medical, and industrial markets. The single-piece connectors also reduce assembly time and shorten BOM lists, and feature a double-row design with an 8mm (±0.2mm) board-stacking height, a 1mm pitch, and eight positions, each rated for 1A continuous current.

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AVX Expands its 0805 High-Performance, Low-Pass LP Series Integrated Thin Film Filters by Elevenfold

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 24, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has added 11 new frequencies to its 0805 high-performance, low-pass LP Series integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filters. Now available in 700, 750, 780, 942, 1000, 1250, 1800, 1900, 2400, 2900, 3500, and 4000MHz variants, the 0805 filters are compact and low-profile - measuring just 2.03 x 1.55 x 0.80mm ±0.10mm (l x w x h) - and exhibit low insertion loss and extremely sharp roll-off ideally suited for a broad range of high-frequency wireless applications including: mobile communications systems, microcell and picocell base stations, satellite TV receivers, global positioning and vehicle location systems, and wireless LANs.

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AVX Releases New Accu-L® Series Thin Film Chip Inductors for Automotive Signal & Power Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 22, 2018) -AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components, interconnects, sensors, and control solutions, has released a new series of thin film multilayer chip inductors especially designed to meet demanding performance specifications in automotive signal and power applications. Qualified to AEC-Q200, the new automotive grade Accu-L® Series inductors exhibit ultra-tight inductance tolerances down to ±0.05nH, in addition to: RF power capabilities, high Q, high self-resonant frequency (SRF), low DC resistance (Rdc), and outstanding high-frequency performance from 450MHz to 2,400MHz. Available in small, ruggedly constructed, low profile 0402 and 0805 chip sizes, the series also delivers exceptional intra-lot and lot-to-lot physical and electrical consistency that makes it ideal for use in automotive signal and power applications that require apex accuracy, including: matching networks and filters in vehicle-to-vehicle communications, infotainment, vehicle location, keyless entry, global positioning, and radar systems.

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AVX to Present Paper on Advances in High-Reliability Conductive Polymer Capacitors at MRQW 2018

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.

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AVX RELEASES NEW HIGH-VALUE RESISTORS

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 17, 2018) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new HR Series high-value resistors. Featuring a glass wafer sandwich package enabled with AVX's proprietary, automotive- and medically-qualified FLEXITERM® surface-mount termination technology in a small EIA 0402 outline, the new HR Series high-value resistors provide an extra margin against flexure damage during installation. Ruggedly constructed from high-quality materials that yield excellent performance in small sizes, the series offers: low current consumption, tight tolerances, DC power to 125mW, high voltage performance to 1kV, and an operating temperature range spanning -40°C to +125°C. Ideal applications include: multi-chip modules (MCM), bias networks, and a wide variety of automotive, medical, aerospace, and test and measurement equipment.

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