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AVX to Exhibit & Present at the Second Annual Space Passive Component Days International Symposium

AVX to Exhibit & Present at the Second Annual Space Passive Component Days International Symposium

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 10, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, is exhibiting and presenting two technical papers about their advanced polymer tantalum and base metal electrode (BME) ceramic capacitors for high-reliability space applications at the second annual Space Passive Component Days (SPCD) International Symposium, which will take place October 12 – 14, 2016 in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Jointly organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES), the German Aerospace Center (DLA), and the European Space Components Coordination (ESCC), the SPCD Symposium is already recognized as the premier European conference dedicated to passive components for space applications. Designed to facilitate the exchange of high-level technical information

AVX Announces Micro SIM Card Connectors With 33% More Signal Pins & A Shell Guide To Prevent Misinsertion

AVX Announces Micro SIM Card Connectors With 33% More Signal Pins & A Shell Guide To Prevent Misinsertion

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 10, 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 5236 Series µSIM memory card connectors from Kyocera Connector Products. Available in both single- and dual-card versions, both of which share a common PCB layout and feature 33% more signal pins than comparable connectors — eight for the single and 16 for the double — 5236 Series connectors feature a shell guide mechanism that prevents incorrect card insertion and unwanted ejection, enabling the secure operation of µSIM cards in mobile electronics, including smartphones and tablet PCs. Compact and low profile, with a minimal 0.7mm pitch, the

AVX Releases New 750 MHz High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filter in Ultra Miniature 0805 Case

AVX Releases New 750 MHz High Performance, Low Pass Integrated Thin Film Filter in Ultra Miniature 0805 Case

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 6, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new 750MHz 0805 high performance, low pass integrated thin film (ITF) SMD filter that exhibits low insertion loss and extremely sharp roll-off in high frequency wireless applications spanning 746MHz – 756MHz, 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 750MHz LP Series filter delivers excellent high frequency performance, and features an ultra miniature 0805 chip size with a rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly. “Wireless systems engineers rely on advanced electronic components, like our

AVX Releases an Innovative Interconnect Sample Kit For Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & IoT Applications

AVX Releases an Innovative Interconnect Sample Kit For Consumer, Medical, Industrial, & IoT Applications

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October 5, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an innovative new sample kit that showcases a broad range of connectors ideal for use in consumer, medical, industrial, and IoT applications in which small size and high-reliability performance are mission critical. Available as both a physical sample and as an interactive online simulation, the new interconnect sample kit consists of a PCB loaded with 15 examples of board-to-board, wire-to-board, battery, and pogo pin connectors, including several of the STRIPT™ UL-approved, insulator-less single contacts AVX pioneered to deliver complete connector performance with lower costs and profiles. The physical version of the sample kit features a white lid designed to simulate

AVX Adds 26VDC Components To Its Proven, Dual-Function TransFeed™ & TransFeed Automotive Series Varistors

AVX Adds 26VDC Components To Its Proven, Dual-Function TransFeed™ & TransFeed Automotive Series Varistors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (September 22, 2016) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has added new 26VDC components to its proven, dual-function TransFeed™ and TransFeed Automotive Series varistors, extending the series’ superlative EMI/RFI filtering and bi-directional ESD protection capabilities to an even broader range of applications, including: automobiles, power supplies, computers, medical instruments, smartphones, multimedia add-on cards, barcode scanners, remote terminals, transceivers, and test equipment. TransFeed and Transfeed Automotive Series multilayer varistors (MLVs) are transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices that combine the most beneficial electrical characteristics of AVX’s robust TransGuard® TVS devices with those of its proven feedthru capacitors in a unique 0805 single-chip solution that responds to transient events faster than any other TVS

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