AVX Announces Membership at the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has become a member of the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/UCRC) for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). The center sponsors research that helps member companies design products that are free from electromagnetic interference problems by keeping them appraised of the latest advances in the field, providing their engineers with access to the latest EMC design tools and technologies, and encouraging the employment of state-of-the-art designs. Current NSF I/UCRC for EMC membership includes three universities and approximately 20 companies from various sectors of the electronics industry, several of which have successfully utilized resultant research to address fundamental issues related to electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity in current and future products over the course of the center's 18-year history.

The NSF I/UCRC for EMC conducts much of its research at the Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory (CVEL), which is located on the CU-ICAR campus and staffed by researchers who specialize in the electromagnetic modeling and measurement of highly complex electronic components and systems, including Michelin Professor of Vehicle Electronics Todd H. Hubing, with whom the AVX engineering team is working closely.

"We are extremely excited about the opportunities that our membership in the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility will provide for AVX. The opportunity to collaborate with the center's esteemed researchers, combined with the ability to utilize the center's advanced EMC research findings, design tools, and technologies, will not only provide our already adept engineering team with invaluable educational opportunities, but will subsequently allow us to further accelerate the rate at which we design and develop best-in-class components that meet or exceed all EMC requirements," said AVX Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Carl Eggerding.

Members of the NSF I/UCRC for EMC share in all research resulting from the center, allowing them to realize value well beyond that which would result from the sponsorship of a single university project.

For more information about the National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility, please visit http://www.cvel.clemson.edu/Partners/nsf-iucrc.html. For more information about AVX, 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).

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX 864-967-9375 callie.baldwin@avx.comSource:AVX Corporation