Electronics Ranks High in Conflict Minerals Compliance

In a very short period of time the electronics industry has moved from grudging acceptance of the so-called U.S. “conflict minerals” rule to a leadership position in compliance, research concludes. Moreover, companies that have embraced the measure to boycott materials mined in certain regions of the world are driving positive change throughout the supply chain.…

AVX Upgrades Simulation Software for SMPS MLCCs

Greenville, S.C. – AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX), 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…

Arrow Electronics Awards AVX

Fountain Inn, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a gold-level 2015 Perfect Order Index (POI) Award in the Passive Electromechanical Components Supplier category from Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.…

TTI Awards 10 Suppliers for Excellence

TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components, has announced the winners in its annual Supplier Excellence Awards, a prestigious review of performance based on rigorous analysis of a number of different metrics including on-time delivery, administrative quality, operations and business systems and joint customer support. The 2015 winners were: AVX, Bourns, FCI…

AVX Releases Medical Selector Guide

Fountain Inn, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new, interactive Medical Selector Guide that features industry-specific summary information about its portfolio of electronic components for Class I, II, and III medical devices, including: tantalum and ceramic capacitors, thin film products, connectors, EMI filters and feedthroughs, SAW filters,…

AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the MQ Series medical grade MLCCs. Manufactured, tested, and qualified using stringent medical design, in-process, and lot acceptance requirements, MQ Series medical grade MLCCs deliver the superior reliability performance required by electronic life support applications, including: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and neuromodulation…

TTI Announces Supplier Excellence Awards

Fort Worth, Tex. − TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical and discrete components, today announced the winners of its prestigious 2015 Americas Supplier Excellence Awards. Melanie Pizzey, TTI Vice President Global Business Operations, made the announcement. “TTI is pleased to recognize the following suppliers for their outstanding performance in 2015: AVX,…

Industry Tackles Technology & Sourcing Issues

Military and aerospace devices used to be the gold standard for quality and performance back in the days when the U.S. defense industry was one of the world’s biggest consumers of electronics components. Now, some industry experts believe, quality and performance advancements are being rivalled by the automotive industry. “It’s interesting —  the trends we…

Verdict Issued in AVX-Greatbatch Lawsuit

 AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today reported a jury verdict in a patent infringement case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware captioned Greatbatch, Inc. v AVX Corporation. Despite AVX’s defense that it had not violated Greatbatch’s patents for the particular products in question, a jury recently found that Greatbatch incurred damages totaling $37.5 million. It is expected that AVX’s…