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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

AVX is the First to Achieve NASA’s S-311-P-838 Specification for Space-Level BME X7R MLCC Technology

AVX is the First to Achieve NASA's S-311-P-838 Specification for Space-Level BME X7R MLCC Technology

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 4, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is the first — and currently only — company to be recognized as a qualified supplier of space-level base metal electrode (BME) X7R dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for use in aerospace designs and US military applications under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) 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. After several years of extensive testing and a meticulous, months-long review of the qualification data, AVX’s full range of space-level

AVX Earns Three 2015 TTI Supplier Excellence Awards

AVX Earns Three 2015 TTI Supplier Excellence Awards

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (April 25, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has earned TTI Supplier Excellence Awards in each of the company’s three regions — Europe, Asia, and the Americas — for the second consecutive year. Bestowed by TTI, Inc., an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical (IP&E) components, the TTI Supplier Excellence Awards recognize AVX for having successfully fulfilled several key quality performance metrics designed to elevate supplier and distributor performance, and provide maximum 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 quality and efficacy of field employee

AVX Releases the Industry’s Highest CV 0603 Tantalum Capacitor Rated at 100µF/6.3V

AVX Releases the Industry's Highest CV 0603 Tantalum Capacitor Rated at 100µF/6.3V

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 23, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its proven F98 Series resin-molded, undertab termination style tantalum chip capacitors — known for providing miniature, low profile, and high CV solutions that reduce footprint, audio noise, and cost — with the addition of the industry’s smallest, highest CV 0603 tantalum capacitor rated at 100μF/6.3V. The new F98 Series 0603 capacitor delivers twice the capacitance of competitors’ 0603 tantalum capacitors, and halves the footprint of the 0805 component that had previously been the industry’s smallest tantalum capacitor with equivalent ratings. Free from the DC capacitance/voltage dependency that MLCCs experience and featuring SMD facedown, undertab terminations, which enable high volumetric efficiency,

AVX Releases FFLI Series Dry, High Voltage, Medium-Power Film Capacitors for DC Filtering Applications

AVX Releases FFLI Series Dry, High Voltage, Medium-Power Film Capacitors for DC Filtering Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 21, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new, high-voltage series of dry, medium-power film capacitors especially designed for DC filtering applications, such as the DC filtering of high frequency ripple currents and decoupling DC links in AC/AC and DC/AC motor drive inverters. Rated for 1.5kV to 3kV, the new FFLI Series capacitors are comprised of a unique combination of dry, metallized polypropylene film and a no-free-oil solution sealed in a cylindrical aluminum case filled with self-extinguishing polyurethane resin. This composition equips the FFLI Series with controlled self-healing technology, which prevents potential explosions resulting from avalanche effect, enables a benign failure mode consisting exclusively of capacitance losses,

AVX Extends its Award-Winning TCH Series High Voltage, Hermetically Sealed Polymer Chip Capacitors

AVX Extends its Award-Winning TCH Series High Voltage, Hermetically Sealed Polymer Chip Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 17, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its award-winning TCH Series high voltage, hermetically sealed polymer chip capacitors with the addition of a new 33µF/75V code. Packaged in robust, hermetically sealed ceramic cases filled with inert gas in order to eliminate the potential for materials and performance degradation resulting from exposure to high temperature, high humidity, and ambient atmosphere, TCH Series polymer chip capacitors — which were recently recognized with Electronics Weekly’s 2015 Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year Elektra Award — are the world’s first effective polymer solution for mission-critical applications, including: automotive, avionics, aerospace, defense, pulse power, and power supplies. Manufactured and screened using

AVX to Make its Television Debut in an Upcoming Manufacturing Marvels® Production

AVX to Make its Television Debut in an Upcoming Manufacturing Marvels® Production

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 16, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will be showcased in an upcoming production of Manufacturing Marvels, which is produced by Marvel Production Group, LLC, and will air on the Fox Business Network. AVX’s short, two-minute segment will focus on the company’s cutting-edge technology and real-world product applications — including: advanced automotive, satellite, telecommunications, consumer electronic, and medical device technology — and will air on Thursday, March 17, between 9:30 – 9:44 EDT. Produced by award-winning producers Bob and Jerry May, and narrated by CBS and ABC news veteran John Criswell, Manufacturing Marvels showcases American manufacturers and their products, processes, and customers in a promotional HD broadcast. “We are

AVX Adds Several New High CV Devices to its TWA Series COTS Plus Wet Electrolytic Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Adds Several New High CV Devices to its TWA Series COTS Plus Wet Electrolytic Tantalum Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 16, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added new high voltage components to its high reliability TWA Series COTS Plus axial leaded, wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors. Featuring a high capacitance cathode system that enables high CV levels in DSCC-compatible case sizes and new ratings as high as 4700µF/25V, 3000µF/50V, 2200µF/60V, 1000µF/75V, and 750µF/100V, TWA Series capacitors are ideal for use in high-reliability defense, avionics, radar, and power supply applications. “The new high CV ratings of the TWA Series COTS Plus wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors make them well suited for use in a wide variety of harsh environment, high reliability applications, and we’re still actively expanding the series,” said

AVX Extends TWA-Y Series 200°C Wet Tantalum Capacitors With New High CV Components

AVX Extends TWA-Y Series 200°C Wet Tantalum Capacitors With New High CV Components

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 14, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its TWA-Y Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors with the addition of new, high CV 470µF/100V and 1,000µF/75V components. These components act as drop-in replacements for existing M39006-style wet tantalum capacitors in applications that may require operation at temperatures spanning 125°C to 200°C. TWA-Y Series wet tantalum capacitors are designed for continuous operation at 200°C (with applicable derating) and provide endurance ratings up to 2,000 hours. Featuring a unique cathode system that enables high CV performance in standard DSCC case sizes spanning T1–T4, TWA-Y Series capacitors deliver high reliability, high temperature, and long lifetime performance, and exhibit stable electrical parameters over

AVX Extends & Improves its THH 230°C Hermetic Series High Temperature SMD Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Extends & Improves its THH 230°C Hermetic Series High Temperature SMD Tantalum Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 7, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added several new capacitance and voltage ratings to its THH 230ºC Hermetic Series high temperature SMD tantalum capacitors, which, more than two years after their introduction, still feature the highest temperature ratings of any SMD tantalum capacitors available on the market. AVX has also improved the performance of the THH Series’ “I” case components, extending the maximum rated operating temperature from 215ºC to 230ºC. The series now features capacitance values spanning 6.8µF to 100µF, voltage ratings spanning 16V to 63V, and minimum lifetimes of 1,000 hours at 230ºC and 0.5VR and 10,000 hours at 200ºC and 0.5VR. Additionally, when compared with