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AVX Releases High-Value Resistors

AVX Releases High-Value Resistors

Ideal for use in MCMs, bias networks, & a variety of automotive, medical, aerospace, & test & measurement equipment, the new HR Series resistors deliver robust performance in a small EIA 0402 outline enabled with FLEXITERM® surface mount technology FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 17, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new HR Series high-value resistors. Featuring a glass wafer sandwich package enabled with AVX’s proprietary, automotive- and medically-qualified FLEXITERM® surface-mount termination technology in a small EIA 0402 outline, the new HR Series high-value resistors provide an extra margin against flexure damage during installation. Ruggedly constructed from high-quality materials that yield excellent performance in small sizes, the series offers:

AVX Extends its Space-Qualified ESCC QPL 3009 Series With New 200V X7R PME MLCCs

AVX Extends its Space-Qualified ESCC QPL 3009 Series With New 200V X7R PME MLCCs

The new 200V ESCC QPL 3009 PME MLCCs provide critical PCB space savings & component weight reductions over stacked ceramic capacitors & performance improvements over 100V MIL-PRF capacitors in mil/aero applications including: space launchers, satellite communications, & power supplies FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 16, 2018) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its space-qualified ESCC QPL 3009 Series X7R multilayer ceramic surface-mount capacitors with new 200V PME MLCCs in 0805–2220 case sizes. Compact, lightweight, and currently available with capacitance values spanning 330pF – 330nF, the new 200V ESCC QPL 3009 PME MLCCs deliver significant performance improvements over 200V MIL-PRF stacked ceramic capacitors and 100V MIL-PRF surface mount products in 100V circuits

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ethertronics

AVX Corporation Announces a Definitive Agreement to Acquire Ethertronics

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. — AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ethertronics Inc., a privately held manufacturer of passive and active antenna systems. Ethertronics is a leader in advanced antenna system technology and manufactures antenna products for wireless applications such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi, defense, aerospace, medical, and Internet of Things. John Sarvis, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVX Corporation, stated, “The addition of Ethertronics is an exciting opportunity for AVX as we expand our extensive electronic product offering into a new arena. Ethertronics is a premier brand that we are proud to add to the AVX family. The combination of AVX and Ethertronics offers exciting growth potential for the years

New Vertical, Poke-Home, Wire-to-Board Connectors for Discrete 18-22AWG Wire

New Vertical, Poke-Home, Wire-to-Board Connectors for Discrete 18-22AWG Wire

The new 00-9296 Series connectors deliver simple, robust, repeatable, & cost-effective wire terminations designed to replace hand-soldered connections & two-piece connectors in industrial, commercial, smart grid, & SSL applications with densely-populated PCBs FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (December 15, 2017) – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its range of vertical wire-to-board (WTB) connector solutions with the release of the new 00-9296 Series single-position, vertical, top-entry, poke-home connectors for discrete 18–22AWG solid or stranded wire. The new 00-9296 Series connectors deliver simple, robust, repeatable, and cost-effective wire terminations designed to replace both labor-intensive and inconsistent hand-soldered connections, as well as costly, two-piece connector solutions in perpendicular, low-pin-count industrial, commercial, smart grid, and SSL

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 25, 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

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