AVX'S NEW BOARD-TO-BOARD COMPRESSION CONNECTORS PROVIDE 5,000-CYCLE DURABILITY & THE LOWEST COMPRESSED HEIGHT AVAILABLE

AVX'S NEW BOARD-TO-BOARD COMPRESSION CONNECTORS PROVIDE 5,000-CYCLE DURABILITY
& THE LOWEST COMPRESSED HEIGHT AVAILABLE

Featuring high-reliability BeCu contacts for maximum system performance, the
new 9155-100 Series is ideal for commercial, medical, and harsh industrial
applications

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading
manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended
its line of high-reliability board-to-board compression connectors for
commercial, medical, and harsh industrial applications with the addition of an
ultra-low-profile power connector. Featuring gold-plated beryllium copper
(BeCu) contacts that are insert-molded within the insulator for location and
mechanical stability, the new 9155-100 Series connectors are capable of
supporting the lowest compressed height (1.3mm) of any comparable connector
currently on the market. The series also provides the most reliable and
resilient performance available in a similarly miniature package, which is
evidenced by their incredible mechanical endurance rating of 5,000 mating
cycles. 

"AVX obtained the very first contact patent in the early 1990s and has been
the leading manufacturer of highly reliable board-to-board compression
connectors ever since, thanks to our relentless innovation and design cycle
and the novel new products that continually result from it," said Tom
Anderson, product manager at AVX. 

AVX's new 9155-100 Series board-to-board compression connectors feature a
1.3mm minimum operating height and a sweeping contact design that provides a
0.7mm Z-axis deflection range, a long contact wipe, and greater than 40 grams
of contact force at minimum operating deflection. Rated for 3A per contact,
125VAC, and a -40°C to +105°C operating temperature range, the series supports
a broad spectrum of applications, including repeatable/pluggable modules and
battery packs, low-profile flex circuit to PCB applications, and nearly any
application that requires low profile power, signal, or ground shielding. 

The 9155-100 Series compression connectors also feature 0.4μm selective gold
in the mating area for high reliability and are currently available in two and
three position configurations; however, a single contact version designed for
increased design flexibility and cost effectiveness is expected to go into
production in June.

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).

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CONTACT: Tom Anderson
         Product Manager
         864-228-3421
         tom.anderson@avx.com
        
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director
         864-967-9375
         callie.baldwin@avx.com