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Avx's New MLC Capacitor Series Provides Superior Protection Against ESD Strikes

Press release date: November 13, 2012

Miniature ESD-Safe(TM) Capacitor Series is Ideal for Automotive and Other High Density Electronic Applications GREENVILLE, S.C. - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a new series of enhanced MLC capacitors specifically designed for general ESD protection. Available in standard 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes, the new ESD-Safe(TM) MLC Chips' small footprint makes them ideal for high density electronic devices like automotive modules, which often use ESD caps on nearly every pin. "The new ESD-Safe(TM) Series capacitors were made to withstand ESD strikes without failure, providing our automotive engineering partners with unparalleled performance," said Ron Demcko, AVX Fellow. ESD-Safe(TM) X7R Series capacitors are designed to protect general-purpose I/O gates from ESD damage during the connector to wiring harness mating operation. The AECQ200-qualified chips are available in 25, 50, and 100V, feature a +/-15% capacitance variation, and are rated for use in temperatures ranging from -55C to 125C. The series is also available with FLEXITERM soft terminations, which allow for more than twice as much board flexure as standard terminations and protect the electrical integrity from external forces. Lead time for the ESD-Safe(TM) MLC Chip series is 10 weeks. 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 24 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). For more information, contact:
Ron Demcko
AVX Fellow


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