AVX Receives 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award From Raytheon

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, was recently honored with the 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit.

Raytheon's IDS business unit instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. A 5-Star recognition is the highest level of recognition a Raytheon IDS supplier can achieve for excellence in quality and performance, and AVX was one of 14 companies selected.

"Receiving the 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems reflects AVX's dedication to the development and production of high quality products and the successful execution of one of its most important core values: providing impeccable customer service," said Pete Venuto, vice president of sales at AVX. "We consistently work to push the envelope on new technology in an effort to supply components that meet or exceed the customer requirements for safety, performance, reliability, and cost.

AVX's core values are driven by its dedication to excellence within the passive and interconnect marketplaces, both of which enable next-generation electronic systems in advanced medical, military and aerospace, hybrid and electric vehicle, sustainable energy, and advanced communications applications for the rapidly expanding mobile market.

Prime examples of the broad range of high quality products manufactured by AVX include: the new 00-9159 series open-ended card edge connectors, MIL-PRF-49470-qualified SMPS series stacked MLC capacitors, TransGuard® and TransGuard® automotive series varistors, AEC-Q200-qualified RF chip capacitors, GX03 series ultra-broadband capacitors, 0805 series MLO diplexers, X2A Series RF-DC Crossovers, and X2B Series RF-RF Crossovers.

For more information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director, AVX
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