AVX Receives 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award From Raytheon

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

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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CONTACT:For more information, contact:
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director, AVX
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