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AVX Recognizes Avnet Electronics Marketing China for Outstanding Sales Growth

AVX Recognizes Avnet Electronics Marketing China for Outstanding Sales Growth

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 11, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, recently recognized Avnet Electronics Marketing China (AEMC) for outstanding sales growth in the second quarter of AVX’s fiscal year. Recording more than 22% growth over the highest quarter from the previous year, the Avnet China sales team was the only distributor region to receive special recognition from AVX globally. “The focus we have seen from the Avnet team in China has delivered impressive results for AVX, and we are confident that the foundations of our mutual business are strong enough to deliver continued growth beyond this quarter,” said Pete Venuto, senior vice president of sales at AVX. “On behalf of the entire

AVX Releases Two New High Performance, Low Pass Harmonic Filters for High Frequency Wireless Applications

AVX Releases Two New High Performance, Low Pass Harmonic Filters for High Frequency Wireless Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 9, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released two new integrated thin film (ITF), high performance, low pass harmonic filters that exhibit low insertion losses and extremely sharp roll-off in high frequency wireless applications, including: mobile communications systems, military and emergency communications services, and matching networks. Based on thin film multilayer technology, the new 512MHz and 700MHz land grid array (LGA) filters feature an ultra miniature 1206 chip size, and deliver excellent high frequency performance and rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly. “Electronics in general are continually decreasing in size, but wireless electronics tend to face stronger and more urgent diminishing size demands than most,” said Larry Eisenberger,

AVX Wins the 2015 Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year at the Prestigious Elektra Awards

AVX Wins the 2015 Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year at the Prestigious Elektra Awards

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 4, 2015) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received Electronics Weekly’s 2015 Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year Elektra Award for its TCH Series high voltage, hermetically sealed polymer chip capacitors, which, by virtue of their package, were the world’s first effective polymer capacitor solution for high reliability, high voltage, and high temperature applications, such as: automotive, avionics, aerospace, and defense. Widely recognized as the leading promotional platform for celebrating the electronics achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards honor the most remarkable new products, technology innovations, and company performances of the year. The 2015 Elektra Award winners were selected by an

AVX Releases Two New Medium Power Film Capacitor Series for DC Filtering Applications Spanning 1.5kV to 3kV

AVX Releases Two New Medium Power Film Capacitor Series for DC Filtering Applications Spanning 1.5kV to 3kV

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 3, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released two new medium power film capacitor series designed for DC filtering applications, such as DC link or resonant filters, spanning 1,500 to 3,000VDC. Comprised of segmented, dry, metallized polypropylene film and completely sealed with both schoopage and resin, the new FFHV and FTHV Series capacitors provide a safe alternative to oil-filled high voltage power film capacitors, while delivering low dielectric losses, low ESR, high reliability, high ripple current, long lifetimes, robust signal protection, and controlled self-healing capabilities. Available in large case sizes up to 36 liters with high specific energy up to 380J/I, FFHV and FTHV Series medium power film

AVX Releases a New Series of Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitors for Implantable & Life Support Applications

AVX Releases a New Series of Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitors for Implantable & Life Support Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 1, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released its new TBC Series HRC6000 medical implantable grade 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 and 0% for pacing, hold-up, and charging — the series is ideal for medical implantable and life support applications. TBC Series HRC6000 capacitors are manufactured using AVX’s patented Q-Process, which was developed to replace the Weibull Reliability Assessment as the industry standard for tantalum capacitors due to

AVX Launches New Corporate Website

AVX Launches New Corporate Website

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 9, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has launched its new corporate website. Comprehensive, visually engaging, and easy to navigate, the new AVX website delivers a virtual corporate presence that accurately reflects the cutting-edge technology and seamless integration that its products enable in applications including: automotive, medical, renewable energy, optical communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and lighting. The new site actively anticipates user needs, providing several different intuitive paths to the same information from various entry points — including product pages, industry applications, and catalogs — in addition to a dynamic new search engine and much more detailed top, side, and bottom navigation bars. It also offers an interactive and

AVX Makes the Shortlist for Electronics Weekly’s 2015 Elektra Awards

AVX Makes the Shortlist for Electronics Weekly's 2015 Elektra Awards

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., Nov. 6, 2015 – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced that its TCH Series hermetically sealed polymer chip capacitors have been selected as a finalist in the “Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year” category of Electronics Weekly’s 2015 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards, which honor the latest cutting-edge products and technology innovations. Widely recognized as the leading promotional platform for celebrating the electronics achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, an independent panel of judges will assess the quality of all entries and announce this year’s winners at an awards ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Lancaster London. “As a two-time winner of

Accu-P® MP Series Medical Grade Thin Film Chip Capacitors

Accu-P® MP Series Medical Grade Thin Film Chip Capacitors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 26, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of thin film chip capacitors specifically designed to meet the demanding performance specifications for implantable medical devices. Delivering extremely tight capacitive tolerances, exceptionally repeatable performance, and remarkably low ESR and high Q at high frequencies — including VHF, UHF, and RF bands — AVX’s new Accu-P® MP Series capacitors also exhibit high stability with respect to temperature, time, frequency, and voltage variation. Based on well-established thin film technology and materials, and subjected to on-line process control procedures, in addition to accelerated life, damp, and heat testing and final quality inspections for capacitance, proof voltage, IR and breakdown

COTS+ Polymer Tantalum Capacitor Series

COTS+ Polymer Tantalum Capacitor Series

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 10, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new COTS+ version of its TCR Professional Series polymer tantalum chip capacitors. Designed for use in critical military systems, the new TCB Series COTS+ polymer tantalum capacitors feature conductive polymer electrodes, which enable extremely low ESR and reduce the potential for ignition failure. Additionally, each batch undergoes lot conformance testing and additional reliability level verification in order to provide higher reliability than standard polymer tantalum capacitors. Life tested to 0.1% per 1,000 hours with a 90% confidence level, designed to withstand biased humidity testing at 85°C and 80% of rated humidity for 120 hours, and rated for operating temperatures

AVX Releases New Tantalum Polymer Capacitor Series With the Industry’s Highest Energy Per Volume

AVX Releases New Tantalum Polymer Capacitor Series With the Industry's Highest Energy Per Volume

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (August 6, 2015) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of tantalum polymer capacitors designed to provide small, high energy, low profile solutions for demanding solid-state drive (SSD) applications. Exhibiting low ESR and the highest energy per volume (Joules/cc) of any comparable SMT capacitor currently available on the market, the new J-CAP Series solid tantalum electrolytic chip capacitors feature conductive polymer electrodes, which exhibit a benign failure mode under recommended use conditions, and undertab terminations, which enable high volumetric efficiency in small, low profile case sizes and, subsequently, close positioning for efficient, high density PCB layouts. Combined, these attributes reduce both cost and footprint in multilevel cell

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