AVX Introduces AEC-Q200-qualified RF Chip Capacitor Series for High-tech Automotive Applications

AVX Introduces AEC-Q200-qualified RF Chip Capacitor Series for High-tech
Automotive Applications

Designed for high-tech automotive applications, including in-car WiFi &
collision avoidance systems, Automotive "U" Series capacitors exhibit
ultra-low ESR & high Q

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a
leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect
solutions, has introduced a new series of AEC-Q200-qualified RF chip
capacitors for automotive applications. Available in 0402 and 0603 case sizes,
the new C0G (NP0) dielectric Automotive "U" Series capacitors exhibit
ultra-low ESR, high Q, and lot-to-lot uniformity that meets or exceeds the
requirements of AEC Q200. Lead-free and RoHS compliant, the new RF chip
capacitors are ideal for use in automotive WiFi, collision avoidance, vehicle
communications, and traffic alert system applications.

"AVX's new Automotive "U" Series capacitors were specifically designed to help
automotive engineers satisfy consumer demands for increased connectivity and
high-tech safety features," said Mark Obuszewski, business manager at AVX.
"The basic technology behind these features, while well-established and widely
available, must be specially adapted for automotive applications with regards
to both size and safety regulations."

AVX's new Automotive "U" Series RF chip capacitors are rated for use in
temperatures ranging from -55°C to +125°C and feature lead-free, plated Ni/Sn
terminations. Capacitance values and tolerances for the series' 0402 case
size capacitors range from 0.2pF to 22pF at 1MHz. For the 0603 case size
capacitors, capacitance values and tolerances span 1.0pF to 100pF at 1MHz.
Automotive "U" Series capacitors are also available in four working voltage
values: 25 and 50WVDC for 0402 case size capacitors and 50, 100, and 200WVDC
for 0603 case size capacitors.

Automotive "U" Series capacitors may be packaged on 7" or 13" reels or sold in
bulk. Lead time for the series is 10-12 weeks.

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

About AVX

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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: For more information, contact:
         Mark Obuszewski
         Business Manager
         864-967-9537
         mark.obuszewski@avx.com 
        
         Callie Baldwin
         Sales and Website Communications Manager
         864-967-9375
         callie.baldwin@avx.com
 
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