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AVX's New Sub 1pF Automotive Varistor Series Provides Ultra-Low Capacitance, Bi-Directional ESD Protection

AVX's New Sub 1pF Automotive Varistor Series Provides Ultra-Low Capacitance,
Bi-Directional ESD Protection

New AEC-Q200-Qualified Automotive Sub pF AG Series Varistors Feature 0.8pF
Capacitance, Low Insertion Losses, Multi-Strike Capability, & Excellent
Response Time to ESD Strikes

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading
manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has
introduced a new series of automotive sub pF varistors. Based on reliable
zinc-oxide varistor technology, AVX's new AEC-Q200-qualified Automotive Sub pF
AG Series varistors provide ultra-low capacitance, bi-directional ESD
protection in the sub 1pF range for automotive circuits sensitive to
capacitance.Featuring a capacitance value of 0.8pF in a compact and
low-profile 0402 package, the new AG Series varistors exhibit excellent
response times to ESD strikes, protecting sensitive circuits – including
modern automotive high-speed information systems, touch controls and displays,
and RF applications – from over voltage.

"As a leader in circuit protection products, AVX continuously strives to meet
market demands by both improving current products and developing new series.
The Automotive Sub pF AG Series was developed in response to new information
processing technologies, which demand ever-increasing digital system speeds
and, consequently, require the use of ultra-low capacitance values in order to
minimize signal distortion," said Jiri Machanicek, technical marketing manager
at AVX.

AVX's new Automotive Sub pF AG Series varistors exhibit high reliability and
low insertion losses, offer multi-strike capability, and are RoHS-compliant
and AEC-Q200-qualified. Featuring a working voltage range of up to 16V, a
capacitance of 0.8pF with a tolerance of ±20%, and Ni barrier/100% Sn
terminations, AG Series varistors are ideal for a range of applications
including: antennas, RF circuits, optics, HDMI, Firewire, Thunderbolt,
high-speed communication bus, GPS, camera link, sensors, and touchscreen
interfaces, among others.

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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 26 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).

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CONTACT: Jiri Machanicek
         Technical Marketing Manager
         +420 575757-161
         JiriMachanicek@avxeur.com
        
         Callie Baldwin
         Sales and Website Communications Manager
         864-967-9375
         callie.baldwin@avx.com