AVX Introduces a New Ultra-Miniature Chip Capacitor Series for the RF and Microwave Communications Market

  AVX Introduces a New Ultra-Miniature Chip Capacitor Series for the RF and
  Microwave Communications Market

  01005 and 0201 Copper Electrode Chip Capacitors Provide Extremely Low ESR,
                         High Q, and Tight Tolerances

Business Wire

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- December 07, 2012

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and
interconnect solutions, has introduced a new series of ultra-miniature chip
capacitors for the RF and microwave communications market. Featuring copper
electrodes in place of standard precious metal electrodes, the new CU Series
chip capacitors provide extremely low ESR, high Q, and tight tolerances.
Available in 01005 and 0201 case sizes, the new copper electrode chip
capacitors are ideal for applications including power amplifiers, handheld
devices, GPS, vehicle location systems, and matching networks for wireless
LANs.

“Equipped with copper instead of precious metal electrodes, the new CU Series
capacitors provide ultra low ESR and high Q, both of which are critical in
communications applications,” said Larry Eisenberger, product manager at AVX.

AVX’s new CU Series chip capacitors are composed of C0G (NP0)
temperature-compensating EIA Class I ceramic materials, one of the most stable
dielectrics available, and feature lead-free, nickel and tin-plated
terminations. The temperature coefficient of capacitance for the series is
0±30ppm/°C from -55° to +125°C. Capacitance value and working voltage vary by
case size. The 01005 CU Series capacitors have a capacitance value range of
0.5 – 6.2pF and a working voltage of 16VDC, and the 0201 capacitors have a
capacitance value of 0.5 – 22pF and a working voltage of 25VDC.

For more information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to
One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive
components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer
support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range
of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit
protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

Contact:

AVX Corporation
Larry Eisenberger, Product Manager
864-967-9304
larry.eisenberger@avx.com
or
BtB Marketing
Christine Stieglitz, 919-872-8172
christine.stieglitz@btbmarketing.com
 
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