AVX Introduces the Smallest Thin-Film 10W 3dB Directional Couplers for Wireless Communications

AVX Introduces the Smallest Thin-Film 10W 3dB Directional Couplers for
Wireless Communications

Featuring a frequency range of 800-6,000MHz, the new 0603 couplers are
currently unique in their ability to provide 10W continuous power handling

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading
manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has
introduced the smallest thin-film 10W 3dB directional couplers available in
today's market. Based on AVX's proven thin-film technology, the new 0603 3dB
90° couplers exhibit excellent high-frequency performance in ranges spanning
800-6,000MHz and are currently unique in their ability to provide 10W
continuous power handling. 

"Although designed for use in a wide variety of wireless communications
applications, the power handling capabilities, expansive frequency range, and
miniature size of our new thin-film 10W 3dB couplers makes them especially
attractive for portable communications devices, as this particular market
segment continues to demand smaller and smaller components in order to keep
pace with consumers' demands for the smallest and sleekest portable technology
available," said Larry Eisenberger, senior marketing application engineer at
AVX.

Utilizing Land Grid Array (LGA) packaging technology, AVX's new 10W 3dB
directional couplers feature an inherently low profile, low parasitics,
excellent solderability, and improved heat dissipation in addition to
self-alignment during reflow. Surface mountable and RoHS compliant, the
DB0603N couplers also feature low loss, high isolation, and rugged
construction for reliable automatic assembly.

Supplied on tape and reel, AVX's 10W 3dB directional couplers are ideal for a
broad range of wireless communications applications, including: mobile
communications, satellite TV, GPS devices, vehicle location systems, and
wireless LANs, among others. 

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:
         Larry Eisenberger
         Senior Marketing Application Engineer
         864-967-9304
         larry.eisenberger@avx.com
        
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director
         864-967-9375
         callie.baldwin@avx.com
 
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