Data Breach Notifications

Entity Information

  • Type of Organization: Other Commercial
  • Entity Name: Kyocera AVX Components Corporation
  • Street Address: One AVX Boulevard
  • City: Fountain Inn
  • State, or Country if outside the US: South Carolina
  • Zip Code: 29644

Submitted By

  • Name: Stacy Shelhorse
  • Title: Ms.
  • Firm name (if different than entity): DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Telephone Number: 206-839-4822
  • Email Address:
  • Relationship to entity whose information was compromised: Counsel

Breach Information

  • Total number of persons affected (including residents): 39,111
  • Total number of Maine residents affected: 281
  • If the number of Maine residents exceeds 1,000, have the consumer reporting agencies been notified:
  • Date(s) Breach Occured: 02/16/2023-03/30/2023
  • Date Breach Discovered: 10/01/2023
  • Description of the Breach:
    • External system breach (hacking)
  • Information Acquired - Name or other personal identifier in combination with: Social Security Number

Notification and Protection Services

  • Type of Notification: Written
  • Date(s) of consumer notification: 10/30/2023
  • Copy of notice to affected Maine residents: KAVX Sample Notification Letter.pdf
  • Date of any previous (within 12 months) breach notifications:
  • Were identity theft protection services offered: Yes
  • If yes, please provide the duration, the provider of the service and a brief description of the service: IDX Identity Protection for 12 months