GREENVILLE, S.C., March 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting at Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe in Berlin, Germany on April 1 - 2. This annual IDTechEX conference and tradeshow event is the largest in the world focusing on the latest developments in energy harvesting technologies for applications in building and industrial automation, consumer electronics and the automotive industry among many others. Aimed at a global audience of manufacturers, end users, systems integrators and academics, Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe is expected to attract over 1600 executives from more than 35 countries.

On Booth A-14, AVX representatives will demonstrate and discuss the company's extensive portfolio of specialty and advanced products, including high power ceramic and low ESR tantalum capacitors, connectors, thick and thin film capacitors, filters, circuit protection products, RF microwave capacitors, KDP oscillators and resonators, varistors and integrated passive components. AVX's energy harvesting solutions include BestCap® capacitors, which can store several hundred times more energy by weight and volume than conventional aluminium electrolytic capacitors and deliver it more than ten times faster. The low profile of BestCap devices is optimized for high-performance and battery-powered applications and can also be used in hybrid battery packs to reduce peak power demand and extend battery life.

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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).

Further information contact:
Callie Baldwin
Corporate Communications Director, AVX