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AVX Receives
2009 Avnet Supplier Excellence Award

Honored with the 2009 Supplier Excellence Award from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas

AVX Corporation Press Release - 12/1/2009

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2009 Supplier Excellence Award from Avnet Electronics
Marketing Americas

2009 Supplier Excellence Award from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has been honored with the 2009 Supplier Excellence Award from Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, one of the world's largest global distributors of electronic components, enterprise computing, storage products, and embedded subsystems. Based on numerous criteria, including business development, competitive strategy, customer satisfaction and leadership in the industry, the 2009 Avnet Supplier Excellence Award was presented to AVX at its worldwide headquarters in Myrtle Beach on October 28, 2009.

"Avnet and AVX have maintained a strong relationship for more than 40 years. This award recognizes AVX as a long-standing and integral supplier to our business, as its extensive product offering and outstanding customer service provides a solid foundation for continued mutual sales growth and success," said Alex Iuorio, Senior Vice President of Supplier Management for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "AVX not only provides quality components, but more importantly, it provides solutions. We are pleased to once again honor AVX with the 2009 Supplier Excellence Award."

"Avnet is a valuable part of AVX's sales and service channels. This award is a reflection of our continued growth through technology and product innovations with diversification into new markets and applications. This directly supports Avnet's vertical market selling strategy," said Pete Venuto, Vice President of Sales at AVX.

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 Avnet Electronics Marketing

Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain services. The group's Web site is located at Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008, Avnet generated revenue of $17.95 billion. For more information, visit

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