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AVX Announces The 6411 Series PCI Express® M.2 Connectors From Kyocera Connector Products

AVX Announces The 6411 Series PCI Express® M.2 Connectors From Kyocera Connector Products

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 8, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the only authorized supplier of Kyocera Electronic Devices to the Americas and Europe, announces the 6411 Series PCI Express® M.2 connectors from Kyocera Connector Products®. Compatible with the new M.2 specification developed by the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), 6411 Series PCI Express connectors support multiple functions with high-speed signal integrity on a single card, effectively contributing to thinner and lighter notebook and mobile computers, including Ultrabook™ and tablet PCs. Designed to support high-speed, high-integrity PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.0, and SATA 3.0 signal transmissions for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, solid state drive (SSDs), global navigation satellite system (GNSS), near field

AVX Releases New 2.9GHz High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filter in Ultra Miniature 0805 Case

AVX Releases New 2.9GHz High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filter in Ultra Miniature 0805 Case

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 3, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new 2.9GHz 0805 high performance, low pass integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filter that exhibits low insertion loss and extremely sharp roll-off in high frequency (1.7GHz – 2.9GHz) wireless applications, including: mobile communications systems, microcell and picocell base stations, satellite TV receivers, global positioning systems (GPS), vehicle location systems, and wireless large area networks (LANs). Based on thin film multilayer technology, the new 2.9GHz filter delivers excellent high frequency performance, and features an ultra miniature 0805 chip size with a rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly. “Wireless electronics engineers are constantly challenged to create smaller end products, and rely

AVX Adds A Locking Plug To Its Single Two-Piece Contact Series For Board-To-Board Applications

AVX Adds A Locking Plug To Its Single Two-Piece Contact Series For Board-To-Board Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 25, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added a locking plug to its low-profile 70-9159 Series single two-piece contacts for high current, coplanar PCB mating applications, which deliver the industry’s smallest profile capable of supporting a full 5A. The latest addition to AVX’s revolutionary, robust, and cost-effective portfolio of STRIPT™ insulator-less single contact solutions, the new 70-9159 Series locking plug contact features a positive latching mechanism that effectively replaces costly thermal adhesives, unreliable hand soldering, and large, light-blocking connectors in low-cost linear LED lighting, and a variety of other commercial and industrial coplanar and extended card applications. Based on AVX’s market-proven 9159 Series gold-plated beryllium-copper (BeCu) spring contact

AVX Receives 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award From Raytheon

AVX Receives 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award From Raytheon

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 20, 2016) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, was recently honored with a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit. Now in its tenth year, Raytheon IDS instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates are judged on criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery, and demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. “We at AVX are proud to be recognized by Raytheon for our commitment to providing impeccable customer service and delivering high-quality products,” said Pete Venuto, senior VP of sales at AVX. “This accomplishment gives credence to our ability to continually

AVX Announces STRIPT™ Connectors

AVX Announces STRIPT™ Connectors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 18, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has renamed its revolutionary single contact technology. Introduced to the market in early 2011 as naked connector technology, AVX’s broad range of robust, insulator-less single contacts will now be sold as STRIPT™ connectors. STRIPT connectors are UL-certified single contacts that deliver the same performance as complete connector solutions without the additional space required by and assembly costs associated with a plastic insulator, effectively bridging the gap between hand soldering and one- and two-piece connector solutions. Based on unique board-to-board (BTB) and wire-to-board (WTB) single-contact designs pioneered by AVX, and constructed with premium base contact materials, STRIPT connectors enable engineers to meet stringent

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

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