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AVX EXPANDS MINI-TURBOCAP(TM) BME CAPACITOR SERIES WITH NEW 25V RATING & EXTENDED CAPACITANCE RANGE FOR 50V PARTS

AVX EXPANDS MINI-TURBOCAP(TM) BME CAPACITOR SERIES WITH NEW 25V RATING &
EXTENDED CAPACITANCE RANGE FOR 50V PARTS

Available in 25, 50, & 100V ratings & with capacitance values up to 82μF,
standard & RoHS-Compliant Mini-TurboCap Series exhibit extremely high CV &
ultra low ESR & ESL in a small footprint

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GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading
manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has expanded
its Mini-TurboCap™ and RoHS Compliant Mini-TurboCap™ Series with a new 25V
rating and an extended capacitance range (up to 39μF) for its 50V parts.  Now
available in 25V, 50V, and 100V, these state-of-the-art base metal electrode
(BME) capacitor series exhibit extremely high volumetric efficiency (CV) in
addition to ultra low ESR and ESL in a compact footprint. Capable of
conserving considerable amounts of critical board space, both Mini-TurboCap
Series are ideal for I/O EMI filtering in military and COTS+ switch mode power
supply applications, industrial power converters, radar systems, and aerospace
power electronics, among several others. 

"The extended voltage and capacitance ratings for our Mini-TurboCap Series BME
capacitors are especially beneficial developments for design engineers working
in a variety of critical markets, as there are no other capacitors on the
market that can match their high CV capabilities in a similarly small
footprint," said Pat Hollenbeck, applications engineer at AVX.

Both comprised of X7R dielectric materials, the Mini-TurboCap and RoHS
Compliant Mini-TurboCap Series feature an operating temperature range of -55°C
to +125°C. Capacitance values for the series' 25V parts extend up to 82μF;
for 50V parts, values extend to 39μF, and for 100V parts they extend to
8.2μF. The two series have also been life tested to 1,000 hours at 150% of
the rated voltage and +125°C. 

Both Mini-TurboCap Series feature stress-relieving lead frames to ensure the
effective mechanical decoupling of the chips from the board and mitigate the
stress created by board flexing, vibration, and temperature cycling.
Mini-TurboCap Series capacitors and their RoHS compliant counterparts also
feature 4-pin DIP construction. Terminations for both series are available in
three lead styles: straight (N), formed in (K), and formed out (M).
Additionally, lead frames for both series are attached to the chips with high
temperature solder, eliminating the risk of solder reflow during assembly to
the board. 

To access the Mini-TurboCap Series datasheet, please visit
http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/miniturbo.pdf; for the RoHS Compliant
Mini-TurboCap Series datasheet, please visit
http://avx.com/docs/Catalogs/miniturborohs.pdf. 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

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=21953

CONTACT: For more information, contact:
         Pat Hollenbeck
         Applications Engineer, AVX
         864-228-4544
         pat.hollenbeck@avx.com
         or
         Callie Baldwin
         Corporate Communications Director, AVX
         864-967-9375
         callie.baldwin@avx.com
 
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