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Rockwell Collins Names AVX the 2008 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year

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Rockwell Collins Names AVX the 2008 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year

Press release date: June 16, 2008

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (June 16, 2008) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced electronic components and interconnect solutions, received the 2008 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year from Rockwell Collins. The Supplier of the Year award 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.

"AVX has experienced tremendous growth this past year, including a merger with American Technical Ceramics, while maintaining 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 very pleased to announce that AVX is our 2008 Resistor/Capacitor Commodity Supplier of the Year."

AVX's product innovations have significantly impacted the capacitor market in recent years. The BestCap® electronic double-layered capacitor (EDLC), OxiCap niobium oxide capacitors, and the land grid array (LGA) ceramic capacitor are examples of AVX's dedication to advancing product and manufacturing technologies.

"To be honored by Rockwell Collins with this prestigious award confirms our 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 of North America and Europe Sales. "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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