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TMCNet:  AVX 9296 SERIES WIRE-TO-BOARD CONTACTS HONORED WITH AN ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD

[January 13, 2014]

AVX 9296 SERIES WIRE-TO-BOARD CONTACTS HONORED WITH AN ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has won a 2013 Electronic Products Product of the Year Award for its 9296 Series single-position wire-to-board contacts. Honoring the most outstanding products introduced to the market in 2013, the Product of the Year Awards are presented in recognition of significant advances in a technology or its application, design innovation, or improvement with regard to price and/or performance. Of the thousands of product submissions that were evaluated by the editors at Electronic Products, only 15 were selected to receive a 2013 Product of the Year Award.


"AVX is committed to achieving complete customer satisfaction through continuous improvement and new product development, so we are extremely pleased to have been recognized for the innovative design of our 9296 Series contacts by the editors at Electronic Products, who are widely respected throughout the electronic components industry for having their finger on the pulse of cutting-edge technological developments," said AVX Vice President of Sales Pete Venuto.   AVX's 9296 Series surface-mount, single-poke, dual-beam boxed contact system is designed to enable simple, reliable, and solderless wire termination in a broad range of industrial applications without the added expense of an insulator and its associated assembly costs.  The novel, single-position contacts integrate several key features within the stamping to facilitate SMT pickup, wire guidance, high force retention, and easy wire removal, effectively providing all of the benefits of a full-function connector while contributing to smaller and more cost-effective end-designs.  Individually placed, 9296 Series contacts also enhance design flexibility by significantly expanding the range of options for bringing discrete power, signal, or ground lines onto a PCB in a broad range of applications, including: smart grid meters, breakers, and panels; solid-state lighting (SSL)/LED bulbs, fixtures, signage, and streetlights; machine controls, including motors, drives, solenoids, sensors, fans, and pumps; and commercial building controls, such as security and fire sensors.   For more information about AVX's 9296 Series single poke home wire-to-board contacts, please visit http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/singlepokehomecontact70-9296.pdf and http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/9296VerticalMount.pdf to access corresponding datasheets.  For additional 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).   A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=23022 CONTACT: For more information, contact: Tom Anderson Product Manager, AVX 843-241-2179 tom.anderson@avx.com or Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX 864-967-9375 callie.baldwin@avx.com Source: AVX Corporation 2014 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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