AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, was recently presented with the 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit. Raytheon IDS 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. “AVX has maintained a successful relationship with Raytheon for many years because of both partners’ commitment to providing customers with the best quality products,” said Pete Venuto, vice president of sales at AVX. “This means staying ahead of the curve by advancing technology while continuing to supply components that meet safety, performance, and cost expectations, yet go beyond the minimum requirements and specifications found across the marketplace. Receiving the 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems demonstrates AVX’s continued dedication to these goals.” AVX’s core values are driven by the development of passive and interconnect products that enable next-generation technologies such as advanced medical electronics, military/aerospace systems, sustainable energy, hybrid vehicles, and advanced communications for the rapidly expanding mobile market. Prime examples of the high-quality products produced by AVX include low inductance ceramic capacitors, military grade tantalum capacitors, high-reliability switch mode power supply capacitors, RF capacitors, and EMI filters. For more information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-9304, 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 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).