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AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 9, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the MQ Series medical grade MLCCs. Manufactured, tested, and qualified using stringent medical design, in-process, and lot acceptance requirements, MQ Series medical grade MLCCs deliver the superior reliability performance required by electronic life support applications, including: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and neuromodulation devices. Available in several different dielectrics, case sizes, voltage and capacitance ratings, and termination options, the series also offers exceptional versatility. “AVX has a long history of providing advanced design, manufacturing, testing, and qualification services for the medical industry, and we’re proud to be an industry-leading developer and supplier of medically qualified MLCCs and other passive components,” said

AVX to Deliver Two Technical Presentations at IMAPS’ High Temperature Electronics Conference: HiTEC 2016

AVX to Deliver Two Technical Presentations at IMAPS' High Temperature Electronics Conference: HiTEC 2016

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will deliver two technical presentations about advanced ceramic and tantalum capacitor technology specifically designed for extended high temperature operation at the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society’s (IMAPS’) International Conference on High Temperature Electronics (HiTEC 2016), which will take place May 10 – 12, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “As the industry’s premier biennial technical conference for high temperature electronics, HiTEC is an important forum for AVX engineers to participate in the advancement of the next generation of electronic components for applications subjected to extended elevated temperatures,” said Dave DuPré, field applications engineer at AVX. “Our high-temperature development work includes both ceramic

AVX to Introduce New Products at EDS 2016

AVX to Introduce New Products at EDS 2016

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 6, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will be attending the 2016 Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) May 10 – 13 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. At the event, AVX will be announcing new passive and interconnect products, meeting with its various sales and distribution partners, and accepting the three TTI Supplier Excellence Awards they earned for providing quality performance and excellent customer service throughout 2015. EDS, the premier annual event for global leaders of the international electronics industry, provides manufacturers and distributors of electronic components, instruments, and accessories with a unique opportunity to forge and maintain business relationships through one-on-one meetings, product exhibitions, educational programs,

AVX Invites Manufacturing Marvels® Viewers to Virtually Tour its Biddeford, Maine Facility

AVX Invites Manufacturing Marvels® Viewers to Virtually Tour its Biddeford, Maine Facility

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will be featured in the May 9th episode of Manufacturing Marvels®, which airs on the Fox Business Network®. AVX’s two-minute segment will air between 8:30 – 8:44 EDT, and will provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s Biddeford, Maine, manufacturing facility, which is the leading global supplier of tantalum capacitors for medical devices, like pacemakers. “We are thrilled to provide Manufacturing Marvels viewers with information about the cutting-edge electronic component solutions AVX develops to enable the technology they engage with and rely on in nearly every facet of their lives,” said Pete Venuto, senior vice president of sales at AVX.

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 Next-Generation Medical-Grade Tantalum Capacitors for Use in Implantable & Life Support Devices

AVX Releases Next-Generation Medical-Grade Tantalum Capacitors for Use in Implantable & Life Support Devices

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 22, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of next-generation medical-grade, solid 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 applications, and as low as 0% for pacing, hold-up, and charging application — the series is ideal for use in a variety of medical implantable and life support devices. TAZ Series HRC6000 capacitors are manufactured using AVX’s patented Q-Process, which was developed to ensure the production of the

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,

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