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AVX Releases A New Series of COTS Plus Polymer Solid Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors

AVX Releases A New Series of COTS Plus Polymer Solid Electrolytic Multianode Chip Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 8, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new high-reliability TCS Series COTS Plus polymer solid electrolytic multianode chip capacitors. Designed for demanding, long-lifetime DC/DC converter applications in telecommunications, industrial, and avionics electronics, TCS Series capacitors feature a robust design consisting of parallel capacitor segments with conductive polymer electrodes in a single package. Combining rugged construction with optimized anode design and materials, the COTS Plus TCS Series delivers very low ESR values (12mΩ), low leakage current (0.1CV), high volumetric efficiency (with capacitance ratings spanning 470µF to 1000µF), high frequency capacitance retention, stable performance characteristics, and a more benign failure mode than traditional SMD electrolytic capacitors under recommended

AVX Receives a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From General Motors

AVX Receives a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award From General Motors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 6, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, received a 2015 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors. Presented to AVX’s Tianjin, China facility, which manufactures the AEC-Q200-qualified TransGuard® Automotive Series multilayer varistors that the company supplies to GM, the award recognizes AVX for sustaining the highest levels of performance in each of 13 different categories, including zero defects in shipped products and 100% on-time delivery during calendar year 2015. AVX’s TransGuard Automotive Series multilayer varistors (MLVs) combine circuit protection and EMI/RFI attenuation in a single, high-reliability device to both reduce component count and save critical board space in a variety of harsh automotive applications, including: inductive switching,

AVX Announces Solutions for Hope Pilot

AVX Announces Solutions for Hope Pilot

The 3Ts Due Diligence Options Pilot recently had its first shipment audited & pronounced fully compliant by the Conflict-Free Smelter Program, marking a crucial first milestone in testing the readiness of these systems for commercial use Fountain Inn, S.C. (November 16, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the world’s foremost supplier of tantalum capacitors, announces a Solutions for Hope pilot designed to test new options for responsibly sourcing tin, tantalum, and tungsten (the 3Ts) from Rwanda. Designated the 3Ts Due Diligence Options Pilot, the initiative is evaluating two new due diligence options: a new, cloud-based due diligence process developed by the Better Sourcing Program (BSP) employed in combination with AVX’s

New 6808 Series – High Current, Low Profile FPC Connector with Unrivaled Physical & Performance Specifications

Ideal for use in battery, power supply, robotics, & small electric motor applications, the robust & versatile 6808 Series FPC connector from Kyocera Connector Products is the industry’s only ultraminiature, flip-locking FPC with dual-sided contacts & a 4A power rating FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 14, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the only authorized supplier of Kyocera Electronic Devices to the Americas and Europe, announces the high current, low profile 6808 Series right-angle FPC connector from Kyocera Connector Products. Suitable for both FPC connections and battery connections in applications including: batteries, power supplies, robotics, and small electronic motors, the 6808 Series is the industry’s first — and currently only —

AVX Releases New MM Series Medical Grade MLCCs

AVX Releases New MM Series Medical Grade MLCCs

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 9, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new MM Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for medical applications. Designed for use in medical devices that require significantly less parametric flexibility than commercial capacitors offer, but stop short of demanding the exceptionally stringent features of fully qualified medical capacitors, the new MM Series MLCCs provide medical device manufacturers with extremely consistent, cost-competitive solutions that have the design and change controls necessary to achieve FDA approvals. To further mitigate the risks already addressed by the defined designs, materials, processes, and manufacturing facilities regulated by medical design and change controls, MM Series MLCCs also undergo internal reliability qualification,

AVX Extends its Industry-Leading J-CAP™ Conductive Polymer Capacitor Series With A New Case Size & Improved Energy Ratings

AVX Extends its Industry-Leading J-CAP™ Conductive Polymer Capacitor Series With A New Case Size & Improved Energy Ratings

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 7, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its J-CAP™ Series conductive polymer capacitors with conductive polymer electrodes, which already delivered the highest energy per volume (Joules/cc) of any SMT capacitor available on the market, with the addition of a new case size and several improved energy ratings. Now available in a large 7361-15 case with a low 1.5mm height profile, and capable of delivering up to an industry-leading 38.8mJ in low-profile SMD designs, J-CAP Series capacitors each feature a conductive polymer electrode that exhibits a benign failure mode under recommended use conditions, and undertab terminations that enable high both volumetric efficiency in small, low-profile case

AVX Releases New Series-Connected Supercapactors With Optimal Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

AVX Releases New Series-Connected Supercapactors With Optimal Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 2, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of supercapacitor modules. Comprised of series-connected cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer supercapacitors, the new SCM Series supercapacitor modules are currently available in two voltage ratings (5V and 5.4V), and exhibit optimal pulse power handling characteristics, including: high capacitance values (0.47F – 7.5F ±20% tolerance), low ESR (4mΩ – 300mΩ at 1,000KHz), low leakage (2µA – 1,000µA), high energy density (1 to 5.6Wh/kg), and long lifetime performance (50,000+ cycles). Designed to provide reliable hold-up, energy harvesting, and pulse power solutions, SCM Series modules can be used alone or in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries to provide extended

AVX Releases New Cylindrical Supercapacitor Series With Excellent Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

AVX Releases New Cylindrical Supercapacitor Series With Excellent Pulse Power Handling Characteristics

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 31, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of cylindrical, electrochemical, double-layer supercapacitors. Rated for 2.7V and delivering high capacitance values (1F – 3,000F), low ESR (0.16mΩ – 200mΩ at 1,000KHz), low leakage (6µA – 5,800µA), high energy density (1.2 to 5.6Wh/kg), and long lifetime performance (50,000+ cycles), the new SCC Series supercapacitors exhibit excellent pulse power handling characteristics, and can be used alone or in conjunction with primary or secondary batteries to provide extended backup time, longer battery life, and instantaneous pulse power as needed. Available in a wide range of case sizes with diameters spanning 6.3mm to 60mm, case lengths spanning

AVX Releases New Multilayer Organic Low Pass Filters With Best-In-Class Performance

AVX Releases New Multilayer Organic Low Pass Filters With Best-In-Class Performance

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 26, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of low profile, low pass filters with best-in-class performance. Based on AVX’s patented and proven multilayer organic (MLO®) high density interconnect technology, the new LP Series MLO low pass filters utilize a combination of high dielectric constant and low-loss materials to enable the fabrication of multilayer, stacked passive devices, such as inductors and capacitors, with high volumetric efficiency, high Q, and exceptional electrical performance. Designed to support both a wide frequency range (0.4GHz – 6.5GHz) and several wireless standards, LP Series low pass filters feature an ultralow 0.55mm height profile, and exhibit excellent isolation, low

AVX is Exhibiting at Electronica 2016

AVX is Exhibiting at Electronica 2016

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 24, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting at the 26th biennial Electronica — the premier global trade fair for electronic components, systems, and applications — which will take place November 8 – 11, 2016 in Munich. Exhibiting in Hall B6 at Booth 314, prominent AVX personnel will be onsite to promote the company’s vast portfolio of advanced passive and interconnect components for automotive, medical, defense, aerospace, industrial, and consumer applications. Passive products that will be showcased at the event include: the latest high capacitance releases for automotive MLCCs, DC link film capacitors for electric vehicles, and two new supercapacitor series. AVX’s Automotive MLCC Series is qualified to