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New AVX Radial CapGuard™ Varistors Provide Circuit Protection & High Frequency Noise Filtering in a Single Component

New AVX Radial CapGuard™ Varistors Provide Circuit Protection & High Frequency Noise Filtering in a Single Component

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 9, 2015) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new radial leaded CapGuard™ Automotive Series. Combining multilayer varistor (MLV) and high capacitance, temperature stable X7R multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) technology in a single, high-reliability device, the new CapGuard Series exhibits bi-directional transient voltage protection, excellent EMI/RFI attenuation over a wide frequency spectrum, and multi-strike capabilities in a compact, radial configuration with a conformal epoxy coating that provides enhanced resistance against harsh environments, mechanical shock, and vibration. Qualified to AEC-Q200, CapGuard devices exhibit exceptional current and energy handling capabilities, and are ideally suited to protect sensitive electronics from high voltage transients, as well as to filter out high

AVX Introduces New High CV, Long Lifetime Wet Tantalum Capacitors Designed for Use at 200°C

AVX Introduces New High CV, Long Lifetime Wet Tantalum Capacitors Designed for Use at 200°C

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 30, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new series of wet tantalum capacitors designed for use at 200°C, many of which are capable of up to 2,000 hours of operation with applicable derating. Featuring a high capacitance cathode system that enables high CV performance in standard DSCC case sizes spanning T1 – T4, the new TWA-Y Series delivers high reliability, high temperature, and long lifetime performance, and exhibits stable electrical parameters over temperature (-55°C to +200°C). Hermetically sealed in a welded tantalum can and header assembly, TWA-Y Series capacitors satisfy the harsh mechanical shock and high frequency vibration requirements for both MIL-PRF-39006 and MIL-STD-202, making them

AVX Receives a Perfect Order Index Award from Arrow Electronics

AVX Receives a Perfect Order Index Award from Arrow Electronics

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 25, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a silver-level 2014 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 metrics to which Arrow holds itself accountable with regard to on-time delivery and end-to-end customer quality, including: the right product, the right quality, and delivery at the right place and the right time. “Arrow congratulates all of

AVX Adds 12+ High-Reliability Tantalum SMD Capacitors to its Proven TMJ S1gma™ Series

AVX Adds 12+ High-Reliability Tantalum SMD Capacitors to its Proven TMJ S1gma™ Series

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 24, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added more than a dozen new high-reliability SMD tantalum capacitors to its TMJ S1gma™ Series, which exhibits the lowest DCL and twice the reliability of any commercial grade tantalum capacitors currently on the market (0.005CV standard and 0.001CV on selected codes), in addition to an impressively scant baseline part failure rate of < 0.5% per 1,000 hours at 85°C and rated voltage. Available with three levels of next-generation statistical screening and process control enhancement for applications in which exceedingly high reliability, extremely low DC leakage current (DCL), and extended battery life are paramount, the new TMJ S1gma Series capacitors are ideal

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

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