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AVX Releases Upgraded Simulation Software For Its Advanced SMPS MLCCs

AVX Releases Upgraded Simulation Software For Its Advanced SMPS MLCCs

Featuring new products, updated links to the latest datasheets on the new AVX website, & product photographs designed to help engineers better visualize product selections, SpiCALCI 10 simulates performance characteristics & parameters for AVX’s advanced SMPS MLCCs FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 14, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new version of its SpiCALCI simulation software, an engineering tool that calculates performance characteristics and parameters for its advanced switch mode power supply (SMPS) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to help electrical design engineers select the part that will best satisfy their application criteria. SpiCALCI 10, which replaces the previous version, features all of the new SMPS MLCCs that AVX has introduced over

AVX Receives Gold Level Perfect Order Index Award from Arrow Electronics

AVX Receives Gold Level Perfect Order Index Award from Arrow Electronics

The gold-level POI Award in the Passive Electromechanical Components Supplier category honors AVX for its superior process quality & on-time delivery FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 13, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a gold-level 2015 Perfect Order Index (POI) Award in the Passive Electromechanical Components Supplier category from Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Launched in 2012, the Perfect Order Index Awards recognize Arrow suppliers that achieve best-in-class performance by delivering perfect orders, as measured by the same eight-point measurement system to which Arrow holds itself accountable with regard to on-time delivery and end-to-end customer

AVX Releases New Medical Selector Guide

AVX Releases New Medical Selector Guide

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 6, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new, interactive Medical Selector Guide that features industry-specific summary information about its portfolio of electronic components for Class I, II, and III medical devices, including: tantalum and ceramic capacitors, thin film products, connectors, EMI filters and feedthroughs, SAW filters, and timing devices. Released in support of the new Medical Industry Applications page on the recently revamped AVX website, embedded links in the guide’s table of contents take users directly to product pages where they can access datasheets, catalogs, part number information, relevant technical papers, modeling software, and other technical information, as well as request samples. AVX offers a wide

AVX Achieves Supercapacitor CV Values With Expanded High Temp Max Cap Capacitor Series

AVX Achieves Supercapacitor CV Values With Expanded High Temp Max Cap Capacitor Series

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 31, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of axial leaded, hermetically sealed wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors that achieve supercapacitor CV values in high temperature environments up to 125°C. Utilizing high CV tantalum powders and a well-established wet tantalum design, TWD High Temp Max Cap (HTMC) Series capacitors deliver exceptional electrical and mechanical stability, achieving extended operational lifetimes of up to 10,000 hours at 85°C, rated voltage. Combined with extremely high capacitance values spanning 25mF to 50mF and a wide operating temperature range spanning -55°C to +125°C, the extended endurance of the new TWD HTMC Series capacitors makes them ideal for use in DC hold-up

AVX Releases New 2mm-Pitch Vertical-Mate Battery Connectors for Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & Harsh Environment Applications

AVX Releases New 2mm-Pitch Vertical-Mate Battery Connectors for Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & Harsh Environment Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 10, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of low profile battery connectors especially designed to prevent end-user damage to the contacts in electronic devices with pluggable modules that vertically mate with a base unit. The new 9155-800 Series vertical-mate, 2mm-pitch battery connectors feature ultra robust and reliable gold-plated beryllium copper (BeCu) contacts that deliver excellent electrical and mechanical performance for more than 5,000 mating cycles, in addition to a unique contact geometry designed to deflect cleanly and easily when a module or mating connector is vertically pushed into position. The unique contact geometry of the 9155-800 Series allows for full vertical engagement in pluggable

AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 9, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the MQ Series medical grade MLCCs. Manufactured, tested, and qualified using stringent medical design, in-process, and lot acceptance requirements, MQ Series medical grade MLCCs deliver the superior reliability performance required by electronic life support applications, including: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and neuromodulation devices. Available in several different dielectrics, case sizes, voltage and capacitance ratings, and termination options, the series also offers exceptional versatility. “AVX has a long history of providing advanced design, manufacturing, testing, and qualification services for the medical industry, and we’re proud to be an industry-leading developer and supplier of medically qualified MLCCs and other passive components,” said

AVX to Deliver Two Technical Presentations at IMAPS’ High Temperature Electronics Conference: HiTEC 2016

AVX to Deliver Two Technical Presentations at IMAPS' High Temperature Electronics Conference: HiTEC 2016

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will deliver two technical presentations about advanced ceramic and tantalum capacitor technology specifically designed for extended high temperature operation at the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society’s (IMAPS’) International Conference on High Temperature Electronics (HiTEC 2016), which will take place May 10 – 12, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “As the industry’s premier biennial technical conference for high temperature electronics, HiTEC is an important forum for AVX engineers to participate in the advancement of the next generation of electronic components for applications subjected to extended elevated temperatures,” said Dave DuPré, field applications engineer at AVX. “Our high-temperature development work includes both ceramic

AVX to Introduce New Products at EDS 2016

AVX to Introduce New Products at EDS 2016

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 6, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will be attending the 2016 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) May 10 – 13 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. At the event, AVX will be announcing new passive and interconnect products, meeting with its various sales and distribution partners, and accepting the three TTI Supplier Excellence Awards they earned for providing quality performance and excellent customer service throughout 2015. EDS, the premier annual event for global leaders of the international electronics industry, provides manufacturers and distributors of electronic components, instruments, and accessories with a unique opportunity to forge and maintain business relationships through one-on-one meetings, product exhibitions, educational programs,

AVX Invites Manufacturing Marvels® Viewers to Virtually Tour its Biddeford, Maine Facility

AVX Invites Manufacturing Marvels® Viewers to Virtually Tour its Biddeford, Maine Facility

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will be featured in the May 9th episode of Manufacturing Marvels®, which airs on the Fox Business Network®. AVX’s two-minute segment will air between 8:30 – 8:44 EDT, and will provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s Biddeford, Maine, manufacturing facility, which is the leading global supplier of tantalum capacitors for medical devices, like pacemakers. “We are thrilled to provide Manufacturing Marvels viewers with information about the cutting-edge electronic component solutions AVX develops to enable the technology they engage with and rely on in nearly every facet of their lives,” said Pete Venuto, senior vice president of sales at AVX.

AVX’s New Wire-to-Wire Connectors Deliver Considerable Cost & Space Saving in Industrial Electronics Designs

AVX's New Wire-to-Wire Connectors Deliver Considerable Cost & Space Saving in Industrial Electronics Designs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released two new series of wire-to-wire (WTW) connectors that deliver considerable cost and space savings in a broad range of industrial electronics designs: the new 9286-200 Series reduced thru-wire connectors and 9286-250 reduced junction box connectors. These latest additions to AVX’s industry-proven 9286 family of poke-home discrete WTW connectors feature an active stainless steel spring contact with mechanical properties that allow it to provide maximum wire retention for 18 – 24AWG solid and stranded wire gauges. Capable of accommodating simple strip-and-poke-home wire insertion and twist-and-pull extraction, which is especially beneficial in field installations, these high-spring-force stainless steel contacts also effectively replace