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New Vertical Poke-Home Connector Carefully Tooled to Compete Against Hand Soldering in 18AWG Applications

New Vertical Poke-Home Connector Carefully Tooled to Compete Against Hand Soldering in 18AWG Applications

The new 58-9296 Series single position, vertical poke-home connectors are the first reliable, compact, & cost-effective alternative to hand soldering in high volume, 18AWG applications with perpendicular terminations & limited board space, including: power supplies, LED drivers, & industrial motor controls FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 17, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the first vertical connector capable of successfully bridging the gap between inexpensive, but wildly inconsistent hand soldering processes and expensive, but exceedingly reliable two-piece connector systems in high volume, 18AWG applications with perpendicular terminations and limited board space, including: power supplies, LED drivers, and industrial and motor controls. Carefully tooled to effectively compete against hand soldering processes,

AVX Announces Wide-Ranging Additions to its 3D Model Design Tool for Polymer, Tantalum, & Niobium Oxide Capacitors

AVX Announces Wide-Ranging Additions to its 3D Model Design Tool for Polymer, Tantalum, & Niobium Oxide Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 14, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, announces wide-ranging additions to its 3D model design tool for polymer, tantalum, and niobium oxide capacitors. Now featuring a broad range of 3D CAD drawings for conformal, hermetic, and wet tantalum capacitors, as well as new SMD footprints and profiles, the newly expanded 3D Model design library allows engineers to visually simulate and preemptively test PCB layout and ensure that populated PCBs will fit within planned enclosures. These capabilities effectively eliminate the need for 2D mockups and significantly reduce the risk of board redesign prior to fabrication, both of which enable reduced design cycle durations and valuable cost savings. New

AVX Expands Professional Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitor Series With Range Extensions & Upgrade

AVX Expands Professional Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitor Series With Range Extensions & Upgrade

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 12, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended and upgraded its TCR Series professional conductive polymer chip capacitors with new case sizes, capacitance values, and voltage ratings, a higher maximum operating temperature, enhanced performance capabilities in humid environments, MIL-STD-202 mechanical shock and vibration qualification, and improved reliability. Based on AVX’s robust conductive polymer electrode technology — the materials, construction, and processing of which has been optimized for utmost stability — TCR Series capacitors deliver reliable, long lifetime performance in DC/DC converter applications throughout the telecommunications, industrial, and avionics industries, and, under recommended use conditions, display a more benign failure mode than traditional SMD electrolytic capacitors. “Our

AVX Releases A New Series of COTS Plus Polymer Solid Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors

AVX Releases A New Series of COTS Plus Polymer Solid Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 8, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new high-reliability TCS Series COTS Plus polymer solid electrolytic multianode chip capacitors. Designed for demanding, long-lifetime DC/DC converter applications in telecommunications, industrial, and avionics electronics, TCS Series capacitors feature a robust design consisting of parallel capacitor segments with conductive polymer electrodes in a single package. Combining rugged construction with optimized anode design and materials, the COTS Plus TCS Series delivers very low ESR values (12mΩ), low leakage current (0.1CV), high volumetric efficiency (with capacitance ratings spanning 470µF to 1000µF), high frequency capacitance retention, stable performance characteristics, and a more benign failure mode than traditional SMD electrolytic capacitors under recommended

AVX Receives a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From General Motors

AVX Receives a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From General Motors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 6, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, received a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors. Presented to AVX’s Tianjin, China facility, which manufactures the AEC-Q200-qualified TransGuard® Automotive Series multilayer varistors that the company supplies to GM, the award recognizes AVX for sustaining the highest levels of performance in each of 13 different categories, including zero defects in shipped products and 100% on-time delivery during calendar year 2015. AVX’s TransGuard Automotive Series multilayer varistors (MLVs) combine circuit protection and EMI/RFI attenuation in a single, high-reliability device to both reduce component count and save critical board space in a variety of harsh automotive applications, including: inductive switching,

AVX Announces Solutions for Hope Pilot

AVX Announces Solutions for Hope Pilot

The 3Ts Due Diligence Options Pilot recently had its first shipment audited & pronounced fully compliant by the Conflict-Free Smelter Program, marking a crucial first milestone in testing the readiness of these systems for commercial use Fountain Inn, S.C. (November 16, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the world’s foremost supplier of tantalum capacitors, announces a Solutions for Hope pilot designed to test new options for responsibly sourcing tin, tantalum, and tungsten (the 3Ts) from Rwanda. Designated the 3Ts Due Diligence Options Pilot, the initiative is evaluating two new due diligence options: a new, cloud-based due diligence process developed by the Better Sourcing Program (BSP) employed in combination with AVX’s

New 6808 Series – High Current, Low Profile FPC Connector with Unrivaled Physical & Performance Specifications

New 6808 Series - High Current, Low Profile FPC Connector with Unrivaled Physical & Performance Specifications

Ideal for use in battery, power supply, robotics, & small electric motor applications, the robust & versatile 6808 Series FPC connector from Kyocera Connector Products is the industry’s only ultraminiature, flip-locking FPC with dual-sided contacts & a 4A power rating FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 14, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the only authorized supplier of Kyocera Electronic Devices to the Americas and Europe, announces the high current, low profile 6808 Series right-angle FPC connector from Kyocera Connector Products. Suitable for both FPC connections and battery connections in applications including: batteries, power supplies, robotics, and small electronic motors, the 6808 Series is the industry’s first — and currently only —

AVX Releases New MM Series Medical Grade MLCCs

AVX Releases New MM Series Medical Grade MLCCs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 9, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new MM Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for medical applications. Designed for use in medical devices that require significantly less parametric flexibility than commercial capacitors offer, but stop short of demanding the exceptionally stringent features of fully qualified medical capacitors, the new MM Series MLCCs provide medical device manufacturers with extremely consistent, cost-competitive solutions that have the design and change controls necessary to achieve FDA approvals. To further mitigate the risks already addressed by the defined designs, materials, processes, and manufacturing facilities regulated by medical design and change controls, MM Series MLCCs also undergo internal reliability qualification,

AVX Extends its Industry-Leading J-CAP™ Conductive Polymer Capacitor Series With A New Case Size & Improved Energy Ratings

AVX Extends its Industry-Leading J-CAP™ Conductive Polymer Capacitor Series With A New Case Size & Improved Energy Ratings

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 7, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its J-CAP™ Series conductive polymer capacitors with conductive polymer electrodes, which already delivered the highest energy per volume (Joules/cc) of any SMT capacitor available on the market, with the addition of a new case size and several improved energy ratings. Now available in a large 7361-15 case with a low 1.5mm height profile, and capable of delivering up to an industry-leading 38.8mJ in low-profile SMD designs, J-CAP Series capacitors each feature a conductive polymer electrode that exhibits a benign failure mode under recommended use conditions, and undertab terminations that enable high both volumetric efficiency in small, low-profile case

AVX Releases New Series-Connected Supercapactors With Optimal Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

AVX Releases New Series-Connected Supercapactors With Optimal Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 2, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of supercapacitor modules. Comprised of series-connected cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer supercapacitors, the new SCM Series supercapacitor modules are currently available in two voltage ratings (5V and 5.4V), and exhibit optimal pulse power handling characteristics, including: high capacitance values (0.47F – 7.5F ±20% tolerance), low ESR (4mΩ – 300mΩ at 1,000KHz), low leakage (2µA – 1,000µA), high energy density (1 to 5.6Wh/kg), and long lifetime performance (50,000+ cycles). Designed to provide reliable hold-up, energy harvesting, and pulse power solutions, SCM Series modules can be used alone or in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries to provide extended

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