AVX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies various passive electronic components and related products for use in electronic devices to store, filter, or regulate electric energy. The company operates through three segments: Passive Components, KED Resale, and Interconnect. The Passive Components segment offers surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, RF thick and thin film components, tantalum capacitors, film capacitors, ceramic and film power capacitors, super capacitors, EMI filters, thick and thin film packages, varistors, thermistors, inductors, and resistive products. The KED Resale segment distributes and sells ceramic capacitors, frequency control devices, SAW devices, sensor products, RF modules, actuators, acoustic devices, and connectors manufactured by Kyocera. The Interconnect segment manufactures and sells Elco automotive, telecom, and memory connectors. The company markets its products through its direct sales force and independent manufacturers’ representatives to multi-national original equipment manufacturers, independent electronic component distributors, and electronic manufacturing service providers. It serves various industries, such as telecommunications, information technology hardware, automotive electronics, medical devices and instrumentation, industrial instrumentation, defense and aerospace electronic systems, and consumer electronics industries in the in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. AVX Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation.