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Four AVX capacitors, two connectors, & one diode make the annual Electronic
Design list of top components, as chosen by the publication's editors and

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading
manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced
that seven of its components have been featured on the 2013 Electronic Design
"Top 101 Components" list: its ESD-Safe™ Series MLC chip capacitors (#19),
MLO3 Series RF capacitors (#27), TACmicrochip® Series capacitors (#29), TVS
diodes (#38), 9286 Series wire-to-wire connectors (#44), FE Series DC link
film capacitors (#84), and its 9175 and 9176 Series insulation displacement
connectors (#96). The annual "Top 101 Components" list is a compilation of the
most popular components from the previous 12 months as chosen by Electronic
Design editors and readers of its "Products of the Week" e-newsletter. 

"Our primary focus at AVX is complete customer satisfaction with every aspect
of our business, ranging from our technology, products, and services to
pricing, delivery, and technical support, so we are extremely pleased to have
seven of our components featured on the 2013 Electronic Design 'Top 101
Components' list, which is compiled by the publication's knowledgeable editors
and its readers, our customers," said AVX Vice President of Sales, Pete

#19 – Ideal for high-density electronic devices like automotive modules, AVX's
AEC-Q200-qualified ESD-Safe™ Series MLC chip capacitors withstand ESD strikes
without failure and are available in 25, 50, and 100V. Datasheet:

#27 – Ideal for filter networks, MRI systems, and RF power and low noise
amplifiers, AVX's 0603 SMT MLO3 Series RF capacitors are rated for 50-500VDC,
support frequencies spanning 1MHz to well above 5GHz, and exhibit high Q, high
self-resonance, and low ESR. Datasheet:

#29 – Available in both COTS and military-qualified versions, as well as in
standard and low-profile cases, AVX's TACmicrochip® Series is comprised of the
world's smallest surface mount tantalum capacitors, which feature a CV range
of 0.1-150μF and are ideal for a wide variety of critical industrial, medical,
and military and aerospace applications. Datasheets:, Profile)

#38 – Combining fast response times with excellent clamping capabilities,
AVX's TVS diodes deliver semiconductor-based transient voltage protection in a
broad range of industrial, telecommunications, and consumer market
applications. Datasheet:

#44 – Designed to meet the cost, flexibility, and ease-of-use targets in a
variety of industrial and commercial wiring applications, AVX's 9286 Series
wire-to-wire connectors feature push-button activation and support any
combination of wire gauges from 18AWG to 26AWG, which can be removed or
replaced up to five times, eliminating the need to replace the connectors in
each new installation. Datasheet:

#84 – Ideal for DC power supplies and inverters for solar power, electric
drive, and industrial power systems, AVX's 4-leaded FE Series DC link film
capacitors are available in eight case sizes, three standard lead pitch
options, and feature a voltage range of 550-1200V and a capacitance range of
3.3-75μF. Datasheet:

#96 – Featuring a simplified one-piece design that both simplifies and reduces
the cost of wire-to-board termination processes, AVX's 9175 and 9176 Series
insulation displacement connectors are ideal for a broad range of solid-state
lighting, smart grid, commercial building, point-of-sale, and medical
applications, as well as a wide variety of automotive, transportation, and
industrial machine control applications. Datasheets: (9175), (9176)

For more information, please visit, 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).

A photo accompanying this release is available at:

CONTACT: For more information, contact:
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director, AVX