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Full Space Qualification for Space-Level X7R BME MLCCs with ESCC QPL 3009/041 Status

Full Space Qualification for Space-Level X7R BME MLCCs with ESCC QPL 3009/041 Status

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 22, 2015) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced that, after several years of extensive testing, its space-level X7R base metal electrode (BME) MLCCs have achieved the European Space Association’s (ESA’s) Qualified Parts List (QPL) status under the criteria of the European Space Components Coordination’s (ESCC’s) 3009/041 specification, making them the first X7R BME MLCCs fully qualified for use in European and American space applications. Exhibiting capacitance voltage (CV) capabilities superior to those of traditional precious metal electrode (PME) MLCCs, AVXs space-level BME MLCCs provide the extremely high reliability performance required by the space industry while delivering higher capacitance values in significantly smaller cases sizes, enabling revolutionary reductions of

AVX Globally Recognized with 2014 TTI Supplier Excellence Award

AVX Globally Recognized with 2014 TTI Supplier Excellence Award

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 16, 2015) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has been globally honored with prestigious 2014 TTI Supplier Excellence Awards for having earned the award in each of the company’s three regions: Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Bestowed by TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical, and discrete components, the TTI Supplier Excellence Awards recognize AVX for its successful fulfillment of several key quality performance metrics intended to elevate supplier and distributor performance in order to ensure utmost customer satisfaction worldwide. Representing the highest possible recognition of a supplier’s performance with regard to quality acceptance, ship-to-commit delivery date, effective business systems, ease of doing business, and both the

AVX Introduces Web-Based, Interactive Simulation Tool for Tantalum, Polymer, & Niobium Oxide Capacitors

AVX Introduces Web-Based, Interactive Simulation Tool for Tantalum, Polymer, & Niobium Oxide Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 15, 2015) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new web-based simulation tool for its tantalum, polymer, and niobium oxide capacitors. Featuring data mined from the libraries of AVX’s previous PSpice Models and S-Parameters S2P software, which, now redundant, have been removed from the website, the new, interactive SpiTAN IV software provides design engineers with a user-friendly program for reviewing critical electrical and performance characteristics for individual part numbers by temperature and frequency, allowing them to identify and accurately select the optimum capacitors for their applications. Searchable by part number or product type — the list of which currently includes: low profile, high CV, low ESR, polymer, niobium

Glass Encapsulated TransGuard® & TransGuard® Automotive Multilayer Varistor Series Expansion

Glass Encapsulated TransGuard® & TransGuard® Automotive Multilayer Varistor Series Expansion

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 14, 2015) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a new 1206 chip size and extensive new voltage, clamping voltage, and energy ratings to its Glass Encapsulated TransGuard® and TransGuard Automotive Series multilayer varistors. Comprised of zinc oxide (ZnO) based ceramic semiconductor devices with non-linear, bi-directional voltage-current (V–I) characteristics similar to those of back-to-back Zener diodes, both multilayer varistor series provide bi-directional overvoltage protection and EMI/RFI attenuation in a single SMT package, exhibit high current and energy handling capabilities, and are glass encapsulated to provide enhanced resistance against harsh environments and processes, including acids, salt, and chlorine flux. Both series also exhibit sub 1nS response times to ESD

Single Contact IDC Connector with PTH Terminations

Single Contact IDC Connector with PTH Terminations

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 13, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a single contact, wire-to-board (WTB) insulation displacement connector (IDC) with plated through hole (PTH) terminations to its proven 9176 Series, which, prior to the addition, was exclusively comprised of surface mount technology (SMT) connectors. Delivering the same features and benefits for which the 9176 Series is known — including a gas-tight connection to the PCB for long-term reliability, preassembled strain relief caps with through-wire or end-stop configurations for maximum flexibility, reduced cost compared to hand soldering and two-piece connector options, and the tested ability to withstand automotive levels of shock, vibration, and temperature cycling — the new single tine 9176-60X

New SV Series High Voltage, Automotive Grade, Multilayer Ceramic, Radial-Leaded Capacitors

New SV Series High Voltage, Automotive Grade, Multilayer Ceramic, Radial-Leaded Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 12, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new SV Series high voltage, automotive grade, multilayer ceramic (MLC), radial-leaded capacitors. Qualified to AEC-Q200 and rated for 1,000VDC, the new SV Series capacitors are designed with C0G (NP0) Class I dielectric materials, which exhibit an extremely low dissipation factor — providing excellent high rms current handling capabilities with minimal power losses in medium to high power resonant converters — and radial leads, which enable the mechanical decoupling of the MLC chip from the board, and provide the maximum mechanical stress relief necessary for harsh automotive applications. Conformally coated to eliminate the potential for arc flashover, SV Series capacitors

New 2MM Vertical Poke-Home WTB Contact for Light Industrial Applications

New 2MM Vertical Poke-Home WTB Contact for Light Industrial Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 12, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new 2mm vertical poke-home wire-to-board (WTB) contact. The latest addition to AVX’s 70-9296 Series, the new micro contact accepts 26–22AWG solid or stranded wires, supports current ratings as high as 8A, and is 37% smaller than the next smallest offering in the series (a 3mm vertical poke home WTB contact), which makes it compatible with smaller wire gauges and devices, and extends the applications for the series to light industrial electronics, such as display case and under cabinet SSL products with lower current and shorter runs, switches, lighting strips, and motion, pressure, and temperature sensors, amongst several others. The

AVX to Attend & Announce New Products at EDS 2015

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 28, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is attending the 2015 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS), which will take place May 12 – 15 at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. At the event, AVX will introduce four new products, meet with its various sales and distribution partners, and attend the 2015 ECN Impact Awards as a finalist in the Passive Components and Discrete Semiconductors category. The premier annual event for the international electronic distribution industry, EDS hosts approximately 5,000 individuals representing more than 80% of the industry each year. Participants include electronic distributors, suppliers who provide distributors with an array of value-added equipment and services in addition

AVX Honored with a 2014 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award

AVX Honored with a 2014 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 24, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a prestigious 2014 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award. Bestowed by TTI, Inc., the leading authorized distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical, and discrete components, the award honors AVX for its successful fulfillment of several key quality performance metrics designed to elevate supplier and distributor performance in order to ensure utmost customer satisfaction. The 2014 TTI Asia Supplier Excellence Award represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier’s performance within TTI Asia with regard to quality acceptance, ship-to-commit delivery date, effective business systems, ease of doing business, and the quality and efficacy of field employee and management relationships. Mr. Anthony Chan, President,

High Performance IDC Contacts for Harsh Environments

High Performance IDC Contacts for Harsh Environments

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (MARCH 17, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a single contact version of its proven 9176 Series insulation displacement connectors (IDCs), which are widely recognized for providing highly reliable, gas-tight wire-to-board connections in a range of harsh environment applications. Backward compatible with existing 9176 Series connectors with regard to contact and footprint, the new 9176-65X single tine IDC contacts exhibit the same robust, reliable performance the series is known for while reducing cost by 25%, width by 50% (2.5mm vs. 5.0mm), and height by 10% (5.05mm vs. 5.6mm), the latter of which is especially valuable for SSL applications, as it helps prevent shadowing. Designed to satisfy the demanding

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