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AVX RELEASES NEW TRANSGUARD(r) & STATICGUARD MULTILAYER VARISTORS WITH TIN/LEAD TERMINATIONS

AVX RELEASES NEW TRANSGUARD(r) & STATICGUARD MULTILAYER VARISTORS WITH
TIN/LEAD TERMINATIONS

Specifically designed for applications that cannot accept pure tin components,
the new VCLD Series varistors feature terminations containing a minimum of 5
percent lead & provide EMI/RFI attenuation & bi-directional overvoltage
protection

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a
leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect
solutions, has released the new TransGuard® and StaticGuard VCLD Series
multilayer varistors with Sn/Pb terminations, which feature a minimum of 5
percent lead (Pb). Designed specifically to support customers who cannot
accept pure tin components in their applications, especially within the
defense industry, the new VCLD Series varistors provide EMI/RFI attenuation
and bi-directional overvoltage protection against transient events such as
ESD, inductive switching, lightning, and nuclear electromagnetic pulses (NEMP)
in a single SMT package. 

Featuring extremely fast response times to ESD strikes, multi-strike
capabilities, high reliability, radiation resistance, and EMI/RFI filtering in
the off-state, the new TransGuard® and StaticGuard VCLD Series multilayer
varistors with Sn/Pb terminations are rated for use in temperatures spanning
–55 degrees Celsius to +125 degrees Celsius and are ideal for applications
including: IC protection, micro controllers, relays, I/O ports, keyboard
protection, portable devices, and radios, among others. 

"AVX is committed to supporting the specialized needs of all of its
customers. With the introduction of this new SnPb Termination TransGuard® and
StaticGuard varistor series, we are expanding our offering of high-reliability
circuit protection devices to include components specifically designed for
customers who cannot use pure tin components in their applications, including
our valued defense industry customers," said Jiri Machanicek, product manager
at AVX.

TransGuard® VCLD Series varistors are available in four cases sizes (0603,
0805, 1206, and 1210), 16 working voltages (spanning 5.6VDC to 85VDC), 13
energy ratings (spanning 0.05J to 2.0J), and 19 clamping voltages (spanning
18V to 150V). StaticGuard VCLD Series varistors feature a working voltage of
18VDC, a clamping voltage of 50V, and are available in three case sizes (0603,
0805, and 1206) and two energy ratings (0.05J and 0.1J). Additional physical
and electrical characteristics can be achieved by contacting AVX to request
SnPb terminations for its other varistor series.

The datasheet for TransGuard® and StaticGuard VCLD Series varistors with Sn/Pb
terminations is available at
http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/SnPbMultilayerVaristors.pdf; current lead time
for the series is 20 weeks.

For more information about AVX or to request SnPb terminations for another of
its varistor series, 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=20993

CONTACT: Jiri Machanicek
         Product Manager, AVX
         +420 575757-161
         JiriMachanicek@avxeur.com
        
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director, AVX
         callie.baldwin@avx.com
 
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