AVX RECEIVES SPACE-LEVEL MIL-PRF-49470 QPL APPROVAL FOR C0G (NP0) SMPS CAPACITORS IN THREE NEW CASE SIZES & VOLTAGES

AVX RECEIVES SPACE-LEVEL MIL-PRF-49470 QPL APPROVAL FOR C0G (NP0) SMPS
CAPACITORS IN THREE NEW CASE SIZES & VOLTAGES

Ideal for I/O filtering & bulk storage in a variety of military, space, harsh
environment, & high voltage applications, the full range of AVX C0G (NP0) SMPS
capacitors on the MIL-PRF-49470 QPL now includes six case sizes & spans
50-500V

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading
manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has received
T-Level MIL-PRF-49470 qualification approval for its 100V, 200V, and 500V BP
characteristic (C0G [NP0]) horizontally stacked SMPS capacitors in
encapsulated and unencapsulated styles in case sizes 3, 4, and 5. With the
addition of the newly approved components, AVX's offering of temperature
stable C0G (NP0) SMPS capacitors on the MIL-PRF-49470 QPL has expanded to
include encapsulated and unencapsulated devices in six case sizes (1-6) with
voltage ratings spanning 50-500V.

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AVX's high reliability T-Level C0G (NP0) SMPS capacitors are available in
100V, 200V, and 500V and feature a capacitance range up to 1.8µF. Standard
reliability B-Level C0G (NP0) SMPS capacitors are available in 50V, 100V,
200V, and 500V and feature a capacitance range up to 2.2µF. Rated for -55°C
to +125°C, both T- and B-Level C0G (NP0) SMPS capacitors are ideal for I/O
filtering and bulk storage in a wide range of military, space, harsh
environment, and high voltage applications, including: military defense and
weapons systems; space and satellite communications; telecom switching,
networking, and base stations; DC/DC power converters; high voltage medical
electronics and industrial equipment; down hole drilling and oil exploration
equipment; and alternative and hybrid energy vehicles.

"Available in encapsulated and unencapsulated styles, various case sizes, and
a broad range of voltage and temperature characteristics, AVX has the most
extensive QPL listing of both standard and high-reliability SMPS capacitors
available," said Patrick Hollenbeck, applications engineer at AVX. "In fact,
AVX MIL-PRF-49470 SMPS capacitors are the leading solution for I/O filter
capacitors in military switch mode power supplies."

SpiCalci 8.0 SPICE modeling software, which helps design engineers validate
circuits before they are built by allowing them to simulate frequency
performance plots and other data for specific AVX components, is available for
the full offering of C0G (NP0) SMPS capacitors approved on the MIL-PRF-49470
QPL. To download the SpiCalci 8.0 executable file, please visit:
http://www.avx.com/SpiApps/default.asp#spicalci. 

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).

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