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AVX Announces Limited-Release Energy Harvesting Applications Design Kit

AVX Announces Limited-Release Energy Harvesting Applications Design Kit

Contents include a wide range of low-loss components that deliver ideal solutions for energy storage, blocking, IC support, output filtering, & external connections in thermoelectric generators, solar cells, piezoelectric devices, micro wind turbines, & more FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (October X, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, announces the limited release of its new Energy Harvesting Application Design Kit. The kit features a wide range of low-loss components hand-selected to provide engineers with ideal solutions for energy storage, blocking, IC support, output filtering, and external connections in thermoelectric generators, solar cells, piezoelectric devices, and micro wind turbines, including: MLCCs, supercapacitors, Schottky diodes, inductors, and connectors. It also comes with a booklet that

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Transportation, Sensing, & Control Division of TT Electronics PLC

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Transportation, Sensing, & Control Division of TT Electronics PLC

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 19, 2017) – AVX Corporation (NYSE:AVX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Transportation, Sensing & Control division (hereinafter called TS&C), from the UK company, TT Electronics PLC (LSE:TTG.L). John Sarvis, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVX Corporation, stated, “The addition of TS&C expands AVX’s product offering to include sensors, LED lighting and control modules. TS&C, trading as AB Electronik, is a premier brand that we are proud to add to the AVX Group. They are well recognized in the areas of sensing and controls offering a broad range to the automotive market. The combination of AVX and TS&C offers exciting growth potential for the years ahead.” In accordance with

Antenna PowerGuard Products Provide Reliable ESD Protection in Capacitance-Sensitive Applications

Antenna PowerGuard Products Provide Reliable ESD Protection in Capacitance-Sensitive Applications

Ideal for a broad range of cross-market applications, these new AEC-Q200 qualified, ultralow capacitance varistors have high current & energy handling capabilities & provide bi-directional overvoltage protection & EMI/RFI attenuation in a single SMT package FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 19, 2017) — AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new Antenna PowerGuard Series varistors, an ultralow capacitance extension of its reliable AntennaGuard range with new voltage, capacitance, and energy ratings. Antenna PowerGuard Series varistors exhibit highcurrent and energy handling capabilities, low insertion loss, low leakage current, and unsurpassed reliability compared to diode options. These advantages, combined with AEC-Q200 qualification, bidirectional overvoltage protection, EMI/RFI attenuation, fast response times (<1nS), and multi-strike

New Spice Models for CapGuard™ Automotive & TransGuard® Automotive Series Varistors

New Spice Models for CapGuard™ Automotive & TransGuard® Automotive Series Varistors

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (July 10, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released new SPICE models for its CapGuard™ Automotive and TransGuard® Automotive Series multilayer varistors. Designed to enable shorter, more cost-effective development cycles with more first-pass prototype successes, SPICE models allow electronic design engineers to quickly, easily, and effectively evaluate the integrity of circuit designs, accurately simulate their performance, and identify and correct potentially problematic properties, including parasitic resistances and capacitances. “The new SPICE models for our TransGuard and CapGuard Automotive Series varistors allow engineers to accurately estimate the performance of these parts in their circuits without waiting for a physical sample to arrive and also allow them to quickly

AVX is showcasing its RF/Microwave solutions at IMS 2017

AVX is showcasing its RF/Microwave solutions at IMS 2017

In addition to promoting its vast portfolio of high-performance RF & microwave components, AVX is demonstrating circuit protection devices for RF & high-speed digital circuits, as well as demonstrating & sampling a ham radio dummy load kit FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (June 5, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, is showcasing its vast portfolio of high-performance RF and microwave solutions at this year’s IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2017), which is taking place this week, June 4 – 9, in Honolulu. Exhibiting at Booths 1212 and 1311, AVX Fellow, Ron Demcko, Thin Film Marketing Director, Leonid Talalaevsky, and Worldwide Business Manager for RF/Microwave Ceramics and MLO, Edgardo Menendez, are introducing attendees to

AVX Releases WBR Series Thin Film Wire Bond Resistors with Wide Customization Capabilities

AVX Releases WBR Series Thin Film Wire Bond Resistors with Wide Customization Capabilities

Designed to deliver ultra-stable, high-reliability performance in a range of applications, including: hybrid, medical, test & measurement, & military/defense, the new WBR Series top-contact resistors are rated for up to 250mW DC power & offer resistive values spanning 1Ω to 4MΩ, in addition to several other customization options FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 24, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new WBR Series thin film wire bond resistors. Diced to small 0202 (0.02” x 0.02”) chip outlines with extremely tight dimensional tolerances (±0.003”), WBR Series top-contact, bottom-isolated resistors are ruggedly constructed, rated for up to 250mW DC power, and deliver ultra-stable, high-reliability performance in low profile packages. The series

AVX Releases New Passive Component Design Kit for IoT Applications

AVX Releases New Passive Component Design Kit for IoT Applications

Comprised of a broad sampling of passives, the new IoT design kit provides engineers with a broad range of component solutions ideally suited for IoT devices with widely varying power, data processing speed, form factor, & price requirements FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 15, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new IoT design kit. Comprised of a broad sampling of passive components ideally suited for use in the three primary IoT device networks — input voltage filtering and decoupling networks, timing device networks, and output impedance RF matching networks — the new Passive Components for the Internet of Things Design Kit (Part Number: KIT-IOT) allows engineers to quickly identify

AVX Releases Industry’s First Cost Effective, Large Gauge, Discrete Wire-to-Board Connector Solution

AVX Releases Industry’s First Cost Effective, Large Gauge, Discrete Wire-to-Board Connector Solution

Rated for 15A & 600V, the new STRIPT™ 9177-500 Series single IDC contacts deliver impregnable cold-welded connections between 12 – 18AWG wire & PCBs in harsh industrial, transportation, outdoor, & alternative energy applications FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 11, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new STRIPT™ 9177-500 Series single IDC contacts for 12 – 18AWG wire-to-board terminations in harsh industrial, transportation, outdoor, and alternative energy applications. These latest additions to the STRIPT family of UL-approved, insulator-less single contacts provide users with a cost-effective solution for quickly, easily, and reliably terminating individual high-current or high-voltage solid or stranded wires onto a PCB using a proven, gas-tight contact system. Designed

AVX Releases New 2mm-Pitch Right Angle Board-to-Board Battery Connectors

AVX Releases New 2mm-Pitch Right Angle Board-to-Board Battery Connectors

Developed in response to overwhelming market demand for miniaturization, new 9155-700 Series delivers compact, mechanically stable, high-integrity connections ideally suited for use in medical, industrial, & commercial applications subject to high shock & vibration FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 10, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new 9155-700 Series 2mm-pitch right angle board-to-board battery connectors, which are rated for 125VAC, up to 2A, and 5,000-cycle durability. Designed to provide miniaturized, mechanically stable, high-integrity connections in harsh environment applications subject to high shock and vibration, including: handheld and portable devices that require dock or cradle charging, patient monitoring devices and other portable medical electronics, industrial programming modules, point of sale

AVX Receives Prestigious 2016 Rockwell Collins Platinum Premier Award

AVX Receives Prestigious 2016 Rockwell Collins Platinum Premier Award

The award honors AVX for having maintained the highest levels of quality, delivery, & business alignment throughout 2016, & is the highest recognition a company can achieve through Rockwell Collins’ Trusted Supplier Program FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (May 8, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received a prestigious 2016 Rockwell Collins Platinum Premier Award, which honors top-performing suppliers for having maintained the highest levels of quality, delivery, and business alignment over the full course of the year, and is the highest recognition a company can achieve through Rockwell Collins’ Trusted Supplier Program. Introduced in 2013, Rockwell Collins’ Trusted Supplier Program fosters supplier collaboration to improve efficiencies and drive performance, and provides

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