AVX'S UNIQUE NEW 9296 SERIES CONTACT SYSTEM PROVIDES MAXIMUM MECHANICAL STABILITY & WIRE RETENTION IN INDUSTRIAL & SSL

AVX'S UNIQUE NEW 9296 SERIES CONTACT SYSTEM PROVIDES MAXIMUM MECHANICAL
STABILITY & WIRE RETENTION IN INDUSTRIAL & SSL APPLICATIONS

Featuring an Enhanced Solder Pad & Unique Closed-Box Design, the New
Single-Poke, Dual-Box Contacts Increase Design Functionality & Enable Simple,
Reliable, & Solderless Wire Termination

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a
leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has
introduced a unique new surface-mount, single-poke, dual-beam boxed contact
system designed to enable simple, reliable, and solderless wire termination in
industrial and solid-state lighting applications. The novel, single-position,
9296 Series contact integrates several key features within the stamping to
facilitate SMT pickup, wire guidance, high force retention, and easy wire
removal, effectively providing all of the benefits of a full-function
connector in an insulator-free solution, mitigating both labor and materials
costs, as well as contributing to smaller and more cost-effective end-designs.


"There is a continual demand for smaller and more cost-effective components in
the industrial and solid-state lighting markets," said Tom Anderson, product
manager at AVX, "and the 9296 Series contact system is just one of several new
components we've designed to provide design engineers with the increased
functionality and decreased size and cost they're looking for without
jeopardizing the high-quality performance that our parts are known for." 

AVX's new 9296 Series single-poke, dual-beam boxed contact system enables
single-contact placement, significantly expanding design functionality in a
host of ruggedized wire-to-board applications. Featuring an enhanced solder
pad for maximum mechanical stability on the PCB and a unique closed-box design
that captures wires from all sides, providing outstanding wire retention, 9296
Series contacts are capable of accepting 12-20AWG solid and stranded wires and
are rated for 10-20A depending on AWG. Voltage rating for the series is
dependent upon placement distance. 

Enabling simple, reliable, and solderless wire termination, the 9296 Series
contact also features upper and lower tines that guide stripped wires down its
center, deflecting the right and left contact tines until the wire reaches the
wire stop. Wires may be removed by simply twisting them out or by using a
small blade removal tool to help release some of the contact force. 

Tape and reel packaged for automated SMT placement, AVX's new 9296 Series
tin-over-nickel-plated copper alloy contacts are RoHS compliant, feature
five-cycle durability, and are rated for use in temperatures ranging from
-40°C to +125°C.

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

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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).

A photo accompanying this release is available at:
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CONTACT: For more information, contact:
         Tom Anderson
         Product Manager
         843-241-2179
         tom.anderson@avx.com
        
         Callie Baldwin
         Sales and Website Communications Manager
         864-967-9375
         callie.baldwin@avx.com
 
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