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AVX Releases Two New Medium Power Film Capacitor Series for DC Filtering Applications Spanning 1.5kV to 3kV

AVX Releases Two New Medium Power Film Capacitor Series for DC Filtering Applications Spanning 1.5kV to 3kV

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 3, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released two new medium power film capacitor series designed for DC filtering applications, such as DC link or resonant filters, spanning 1,500 to 3,000VDC. Comprised of segmented, dry, metallized polypropylene film and completely sealed with both schoopage and resin, the new FFHV and FTHV Series capacitors provide a safe alternative to oil-filled high voltage power film capacitors, while delivering low dielectric losses, low ESR, high reliability, high ripple current, long lifetimes, robust signal protection, and controlled self-healing capabilities. Available in large case sizes up to 36 liters with high specific energy up to 380J/I, FFHV and FTHV Series medium power film

AVX Releases a New Series of Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitors for Implantable & Life Support Applications

AVX Releases a New Series of Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitors for Implantable & Life Support Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 1, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released its new TBC Series HRC6000 medical implantable grade tantalum capacitors. Delivering lower DC leakage (DCL) values than any competitive offering — down to 0.0025CV or 25% of typical industry limits — and requiring significantly less voltage de-rating than the standard 50% recommendation for solid tantalum capacitors — as low as 20% for filtering and 0% for pacing, hold-up, and charging — the series is ideal for medical implantable and life support applications. TBC Series HRC6000 capacitors are manufactured using AVX’s patented Q-Process, which was developed to replace the Weibull Reliability Assessment as the industry standard for tantalum capacitors due to

AVX Launches New Corporate Website

AVX Launches New Corporate Website

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 9, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has launched its new corporate website. Comprehensive, visually engaging, and easy to navigate, the new AVX website delivers a virtual corporate presence that accurately reflects the cutting-edge technology and seamless integration that its products enable in applications including: automotive, medical, renewable energy, optical communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and lighting. The new site actively anticipates user needs, providing several different intuitive paths to the same information from various entry points — including product pages, industry applications, and catalogs — in addition to a dynamic new search engine and much more detailed top, side, and bottom navigation bars. It also offers an interactive and

AVX Makes the Shortlist for Electronics Weekly’s 2015 Elektra Awards

AVX Makes the Shortlist for Electronics Weekly's 2015 Elektra Awards

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., Nov. 6, 2015 – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced that its TCH Series hermetically sealed polymer chip capacitors have been selected as a finalist in the “Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year” category of Electronics Weekly’s 2015 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards, which honor the latest cutting-edge products and technology innovations. Widely recognized as the leading promotional platform for celebrating the electronics achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, an independent panel of judges will assess the quality of all entries and announce this year’s winners at an awards ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Lancaster London. “As a two-time winner of

Accu-P® MP Series Medical Grade Thin Film Chip Capacitors

Accu-P® MP Series Medical Grade Thin Film Chip Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 26, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of thin film chip capacitors specifically designed to meet the demanding performance specifications for implantable medical devices. Delivering extremely tight capacitive tolerances, exceptionally repeatable performance, and remarkably low ESR and high Q at high frequencies — including VHF, UHF, and RF bands — AVX’s new Accu-P® MP Series capacitors also exhibit high stability with respect to temperature, time, frequency, and voltage variation. Based on well-established thin film technology and materials, and subjected to on-line process control procedures, in addition to accelerated life, damp, and heat testing and final quality inspections for capacitance, proof voltage, IR and breakdown

COTS+ Polymer Tantalum Capacitor Series

COTS+ Polymer Tantalum Capacitor Series

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 10, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new COTS+ version of its TCR Professional Series polymer tantalum chip capacitors. Designed for use in critical military systems, the new TCB Series COTS+ polymer tantalum capacitors feature conductive polymer electrodes, which enable extremely low ESR and reduce the potential for ignition failure. Additionally, each batch undergoes lot conformance testing and additional reliability level verification in order to provide higher reliability than standard polymer tantalum capacitors. Life tested to 0.1% per 1,000 hours with a 90% confidence level, designed to withstand biased humidity testing at 85°C and 80% of rated humidity for 120 hours, and rated for operating temperatures

AVX Releases New Tantalum Polymer Capacitor Series With the Industry’s Highest Energy Per Volume

AVX Releases New Tantalum Polymer Capacitor Series With the Industry's Highest Energy Per Volume

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 6, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of tantalum polymer capacitors designed to provide small, high energy, low profile solutions for demanding solid-state drive (SSD) applications. Exhibiting low ESR and the highest energy per volume (Joules/cc) of any comparable SMT capacitor currently available on the market, the new J-CAP Series solid tantalum electrolytic chip capacitors feature conductive polymer electrodes, which exhibit a benign failure mode under recommended use conditions, and undertab terminations, which enable high volumetric efficiency in small, low profile case sizes and, subsequently, close positioning for efficient, high density PCB layouts. Combined, these attributes reduce both cost and footprint in multilevel cell

NASA Approves AVX’s Space-Level X7R BME MLCCs

NASA Approves AVX’s Space-Level X7R BME MLCCs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 20, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced that, after several years of extensive testing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has approved its space-level X7R base metal electrode (BME) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for use in US military and aerospace applications under the criteria of the S-311-P-838 specification. This specification defines the requirements for high reliability, ceramic dielectric, multilayer, base-metal electrode, fixed value chip capacitors for high reliability space applications, in addition to the processing verification and inspections required by assemblies used in flight, and officially makes AVX the first (and currently only) supplier of BME capacitors approved for use in US space applications. Exhibiting capacitance

High Reliability, Low DCL Tantalum SMD Capacitors

High Reliability, Low DCL Tantalum SMD Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 15, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new T4J Medical Series tantalum SMD capacitors. Specifically designed for use in implantable non-life-support and non-implantable life support medical applications, T4J Medical Series capacitors exhibit high standard reliability of fewer than 0.1% failures per 1,000 hours at 25°C and rated voltage, which is 10 times better than standard commercial reliability, and low standard leakage current (DCL) values of 0.01CV. Manufactured and screened using AVX’s patented and extremely effective Q-Process to ensure the removal of any components that may experience parametric shifts through customer processing or display instability through life testing, T4J Medical Series capacitors feature two levels of statistical

Industry-Leading 250°C MLCC Series with New Case Sizes, Voltages, & Temperature Coefficients

Industry-Leading 250°C MLCC Series with New Case Sizes, Voltages, & Temperature Coefficients

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 13, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its high temperature AT Series MLCCs with two new case sizes (0603 and 0805), two new voltage ratings (16V VHT 250°C and 25V VHT 200°C), and new C0G and VHT temperature coefficients that differentiate the 200°C parts from the industry-leading 250°C parts. Designed to accommodate emerging military and commercial market demands for capacitors capable of high-reliability, long lifetime performance at operating temperatures in excess of the current 125°C requirement, AT Series capacitors are the only high temperature MLCCs with reliability test data at 250°C, and are rated at both 250°C and 200°C to provide engineers with optimal derating schemes. The

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