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AVX Corp.
P.O. Box 867
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29578

Press release date: February 8, 2006

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (February 8, 2006) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and connectors, is increasing the breadth of the product portfolio available through AVX Authorized Broadline Global Distributors to include new RF capacitors and tantalum polymer capacitors as well as PCIExpress and battery connectors. This decision will allow AVX to broaden its market development for the complete breadth of the company's products and more strategically focus on new products which support developing applications.

"Being able to offer breadth of product and available inventory to designers while providing logistics and technical support for production volumes is critical in enabling customers to hit their market windows," said Pete Venuto, AVX Corporate Vice President of Sales. "AVX has the best Distribution Line Card in the industry and this channel is a crucial part of the market. AVX intends to maximize our position by ensuring the channel supports the full breadth of AVX product."

The additional product offering is part of a broader strategy to maximize AVX's core customer base by more efficiently focusing its distribution offerings, which included paring down its network in Europe by 12 percent and also reducing the number of distributors in the United States.

AVX products are available around the world through a global distribution network. The company was recently named the Top Passives Supplier 2005 by Avnet Electronic Marketing.

For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411, by fax at 843-444-2864 or on the Web at AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors with 28 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 14 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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