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AVX RELEASES A RUGGEDIZED SERIES OF ULTRA LOW PROFILE BOARD-TO-BOARD COMPRESSION CONTACTS

AVX RELEASES A RUGGEDIZED SERIES OF ULTRA LOW PROFILE BOARD-TO-BOARD
COMPRESSION CONTACTS

Impervious to even extreme shock & vibration, the individual 70-9155 Series
contacts provide full connector performance & enhanced design flexibility in a
broad range of harsh environment applications

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a
leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has
released a new series of ruggedized, single piece, ultra low profile (ULP)
board-to-board compression contacts. Providing full connector performance and
functionality at the individual contact level, the innovative 70-9155
compression contacts feature a sweeping beam design that enables vertical or
horizontal mating and high force, gold-plated beryllium copper contacts that
maximize reliability and signal integrity, enabling lifetimes of up to 1,000
cycles. 

Impervious to even extreme shock and vibration, the new 70-9155 ULP
board-to-board compression contacts provide a rugged and reliable compression
connection to the mating board and can be surface mounted to any position on a
PCB, significantly enhancing design flexibility with regard to both layout and
output voltage, which directly corresponds to the distance between contacts.
The individual ULP contacts are also capable of reducing both the size and
cost of end-designs in a broad range of harsh environment applications,
including: portable and handheld industrial devices, board-to-board power and
signal connections, and ground connections between PCBs or housings. 

"Achieving full connector performance functionality at the individual contact
level is no easy task," said Tom Anderson, product manager at AVX. "That
AVX's unique new 70-9155 ultra low profile board-to-board compression contact
is robust enough to survive handling and mating in harsh environment
applications without the guidance and protection of a plastic insulator is a
direct result of the company's more than 20 years of experience designing,
honing, and perfecting single piece compression contacts."

Packaged on tape and reel for automated SMT placement, AVX's new 70-9155
Series ULP board-to-board compression contacts are rated for 3A and -40
degrees Celsius to +125 degrees Celsius; voltage ratings for the individual
contacts are dependent upon their placement. Currently comprised of two
contacts, the 70-9155 Series is available with nominal operating heights of
1.0mm and 1.5mm and with contact operating height ranges of 0.75-1.25mm and
1.25-1.75mm, respectively. Designed for high reliability performance up to
1,000 cycles, the series features beryllium copper contacts with nickel under
plates, gold on the nose, and tin on the tails. To satisfy the environmental
and expected lifetime requirements of various end products, 70-9155 contacts
are also available with three gold plating options: 0.1 micrometer for 50
cycles (standard), 0.4 micrometer for 500 cycles, and 0.8 micrometer for 1,000
cycles. Lead time for the series is 9 weeks. 

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:
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=20970

CONTACT: For more information, contact:
         Tom Anderson
         Connector Product Manager, AVX
         864-228-3421
         tom.anderson@avx.com
        
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director, AVX
         callie.baldwin@avx.com
 
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