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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,

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

AVX to Launch Two New Products, Showcase Passive Portfolio, & Contribute to the Conference Program at APEC 2016

AVX to Launch Two New Products, Showcase Passive Portfolio, & Contribute to the Conference Program at APEC 2016

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 4, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, will launch two new capacitor series, showcase its expansive portfolio of advanced passive solutions — including several new and significant series extensions, and contribute to the technical conference program at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2016), which will take place March 20 – 24 in Long Beach, Calif. New AVX products slated for introduction at APEC 2016 include a series of next-generation, medical-grade tantalum capacitors that require much less voltage de-rating than any competitive offering and deliver both exceptionally low DCL values and extremely high reliability in a variety of medical implantable and life support devices, and a

AVX Extends Fail-Safe OxiCap® NOS Series Voltage Ratings to Satisfy Automotive Applications & Adds Standard ESR Ratings for Cost-Conscious Applications

AVX Extends Fail-Safe OxiCap® NOS Series Voltage Ratings to Satisfy Automotive Applications & Adds Standard ESR Ratings for Cost-Conscious Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 22, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended the voltage ratings for its award-winning OxiCap® NOS Low ESR Series niobium oxide (NbO) capacitors to 8V at 85°C and 7V at 105°C to satisfy automotive applications requiring fail-safe SMD electrolytic capacitors, and has also added standard ESR ratings to satisfy more cost-conscious applications. Delivering exceptional reliability for SMD capacitors — 0.2% per 1,000 hours at rated voltage and 85°C, with just 20% recommended derating under load — the series is ideal for in-cabin automotive applications, such as: steering angle sensors, voltage regulators, DC-DC converters, electrochromic mirror systems, and automotive infotainment systems. Based on niobium oxide technology, which can withstand

AVX Introduces a New Series of Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors for Demanding Automotive Applications

AVX Introduces a New Series of Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors for Demanding Automotive Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 9, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the robust new TCQ Series automotive conductive polymer chip capacitors. Qualified to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q200 specification for passive components, the TCQ Series meets the AEC’s challenging 125°C lifetime stability test and humidity bias testing at 85°C and 85% relative humidity for up to 1,000 hours. “The AEC-Q200 lifetime stability and humidity bias tests are notoriously difficult for polymer capacitors to pass due to inherent material limitations. As such, we based our new TCQ Series automotive conductive polymer chip capacitors on our proven, high reliability TCR Series professional conductive polymer chip capacitors, making several critical improvements to the material,

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