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

Press release date: April 22, 2009

AVX Receives Rockwell Collins 2009 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (April 22, 2009) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced electronic components and interconnect solutions, received the 2009 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year from Rockwell Collins. The Supplier of the Year award, which AVX won for the second consecutive year, is an acknowledgement of the significant contributions made during the year by suppliers, and is based upon quality, delivery, total cost of ownership, lead-time and customer service. The award was presented to AVX by Jeff Moore, Senior Vice President of Operations at Rockwell Collins, during the company's Annual Supplier Conference.

"The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes excellence from our suppliers. AVX continuously exceeds our expectations with advancements in its technology, high levels of product quality, customer service and delivery performance across all product lines," said Mark Mirelez, Senior Director at Rockwell Collins, as he presented the award. "We are pleased to announce that AVX is our 2009 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year."

AVX's product innovations have significantly impacted the electronic component market in recent years. The wet electrolytic tantalum, OxiCap Niobium Oxide , sub-picofarad varistor, BestCap® electronic double-layered (EDLC), and the land grid array (LGA) ceramic capacitors, along with new quick-connect Insulation Displacement and Modular LED Lighting connector series are just some examples of AVX's dedication to advancing product and manufacturing technologies.

"To be honored by Rockwell Collins for a second consecutive year confirms AVX's commitment to supplying the highest quality passive and interconnect components for today's growing electronics market. AVX technology is at the core of future electronics applications, such as sustainable energy generation, exploration, transportation, advanced medical electronics, aerospace systems and communications for the mobile market," said Pete Venuto, Vice President Sales at AVX. "Customer satisfaction is our number one goal at AVX, and we strive to develop innovative products that satisfy customer needs."

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

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 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).

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit

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Jiri Pernicky
Marketing Communications Manager
+420 724 158 435

Garth Miller
BtB Marketing
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