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Webinar: Saving Board Space – The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors

  Saving Board Space – The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors June 24, 2020 | 1:00 PM EST Solid polymer capacitors have gained popularity due to their low ESR and reduced voltage derating. For example, they allow for large ripple currents on switched DC-DC converter applications. This webinar highlights the AVX portfolio of Polymer Capacitors for various applications such as Solid State Drives, Automotive, High Reliability, and other critical electronic applications. This presentation is geared towards application and design engineers working on Micro-Controller, Microprocessor, FPGA – Embedded Logic decoupling selections. This webinar is co-sponsored by Arrow Electronics and will be presented by Allen Mayar, the product marketing manager for AVX Tantalum Capacitors.

Supercapacitor ESR and optimal performance – Virtual Roundtable

Supercapacitor ESR and optimal performance – Virtual Roundtable

EE World has organized this “virtual roundtable” bringing together three experts in supercapacitor technology to share with you their experience and practical insights into these important devices. Joining us for this virtual roundtable are: Eric DeRose (ED), Global Product Manager – SuperCapacitors, with AVX Corp and … EE World Online June 18, 2020 Part One: https://www.eeworldonline.com/supercapacitor-esr-and-optimal-performance-virtual-roundtable-part-1-of-2/ Part Two: https://www.eeworldonline.com/supercapacitor-specifications-and-lifetimes-virtual-roundtable-part-2-of-2/

New Online Antenna Filtering Tool Now Available!

New Online Antenna Filtering Tool Now Available!

Looking for an Antenna? AVX’s new filtering tool makes it easy to find the antenna that best fits your needs. You can now filter our passive antennas by product type, technology, frequency, and mounting. Ethertronics, An AVX Group Company, is a leading supplier of innovative antennas covering standard industry frequency bands and applications, including: Cellular, LTE, 5G, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa, ISM, GNSS, V2X, and UWB. Ethertronics antennas are available in standard and custom configurations using a wide variety of materials to ease antenna integration and maximize performance. Ethertronics’ passive antennas establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability across a wide variety of applications, from mobile phones to Wi-Fi, Automotive, and the Internet of Things (IoT). If

AVX Builds & Delivers Critical Components for the Healthcare Industry

AVX Builds & Delivers Critical Components for the Healthcare Industry

All of us, at every level, function and business, feel the significance and the intensity surrounding the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation, both in our personal and professional lives. Teams across the company have been meeting daily to address critical employee and customer issues. What motivates AVX every day is knowing that despite the current situation, we are rising to the challenge as our manufacturing plants continue to deliver for our customers around the globe. AVX is proud to be an integral part of a supply chain which meets the urgent requirements of healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals battling the global COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeing a rapid increase in customer demand for critical medical equipment including lung ventilators, mobile X-ray,

AVX Announces Completion of Merger with Kyocera Corporation

AVX Announces Completion of Merger with Kyocera Corporation

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) (“AVX”) announced today the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition by Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”), following the completion of Kyocera’s tender offer to purchase any and all outstanding shares of AVX common stock that it did not already own. The tender offer expired one minute after 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on March 27, 2020 and was not extended. As of the expiration of the tender offer, a total of 31,763,490.559 shares of AVX common stock were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer, representing approximately 67.0% of the outstanding shares of AVX common stock not already owned by Kyocera. In addition, “Notices of Guaranteed Delivery” have been

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of Component Solutions for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2020

AVX is Showcasing its Extensive Portfolio of Component Solutions for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2020

Leading engineers from AVX & subsidiary American Technical Ceramics Corp. (ATC) will be on-site to promote an array of passive components optimized for RF & optical communications applications, including ultra-broadband & thin-film capacitors & resistors, thermal conductors, attenuators, & inductors FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 2, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, is showcasing an extensive range of passive component solutions for RF and optical communications applications at the 2020 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), which will take place March 8–12 in San Diego, California. Globally recognized as the leading international trade show for optical communications and networking professionals, OFC highlights the latest research, technologies,

AVX & Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX

AVX & Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX

AVX and Kyocera Enter Into Merger Agreement: Kyocera to Acquire all of the Outstanding Shares of AVX that it Does Not Own for $21.75 per Share in Cash FOUNTAIN INN, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) (“AVX”) announced today that Kyocera Corporation (“Kyocera”) and AVX have entered into a definitive merger agreement providing for the acquisition by Kyocera of all the outstanding shares of common stock of AVX not owned by Kyocera pursuant to an all-cash tender offer for $21.75 per share (the “Tender Offer”), followed by a squeeze-out merger in which all of the outstanding shares of AVX common stock not tendered in the Tender Offer (other than shares owned by holders who validly seek appraisal or shares already held

Update to SpiCAT (Online Simulation Tool) | High Reliability MLCC Products

Update to SpiCAT (Online Simulation Tool) | High Reliability MLCC Products

The user-friendly, interactive SpiCAT simulation tool enables the quick, easy, & accurate parametric characterization of an extensive range of part numbers, including four new high-reliability, X7R MLCC series for demanding automotive, military, & space applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 19, 2020) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions, launched an updated version of its user-friendly SpiCAT online simulation tool, which enables the quick, easy, and accurate parametric characterization of an extensive range of multilayer ceramic, tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide surface-mount capacitors, as well as multilayer varistors. The interactive online tool groups various product series by common application features to simplify, ease, and hasten the capacitor selection process

Multi-RAT multi-connectivity active steering antenna technology for IoT, Wi-Fi, LTE, and 5G

Multi-RAT multi-connectivity active steering antenna technology for IoT, Wi-Fi, LTE, and 5G

Abstract: This paper presents an active steering antenna system that intuitively beam steers for the best RF signal, achieving ubiquitous coverage and throughput enhancement. The direction of antenna radiation pattern can be arbitrarily rotated in accordance with the passive and active tuning elements. Using 802.11ac Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi 5 as an example, the authors present a demonstration and experimental result of an active steering antenna feedback system and how it can improve the coverage and throughput. The sensing and control algorithm of the active steering antenna system is applicable for different communication protocols, makes it feasible in a multi radio access technology (RAT), multi connectivity scenario with aggregation of traffic flows from different sources such as IoT, Wi-Fi 6, and

Multilayer varistors in automotive circuit protection

Multilayer varistors in automotive circuit protection

Abstract: Transient voltage suppression (TVS) based on multilayer varistors (MLVs) is designed to prevent damage to sensitive devices and circuits from voltage spikes. The damage to sensors, circuits and electronic components can disable critical functions, rendering a vehicle inoperable until repairs are made. Sources of damaging voltage spikes can include electrostatic discharges (ESD, or static shock), induced secondary voltage from lightning strikes (a high voltage ESD), electromagnetic pulses, voltage surge from motor switching, jump starts, energizing solenoid coil actuators, arcing from faults and load dump from alternator switching. When an electrical circuit or system experiences damaging voltage spikes, a normally off MLV is activated and protects the device by redirecting the spike to ground. Publication: Electronics360 (IEEE GlobalSpec) Published: December