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AVX Tantalum Paper Selected as the 'Outstanding Technical Paper' at Carts Europe

Press release date: December 17, 2008

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (December 17, 2008) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and leaded solutions, has been awarded the 'Outstanding Technical Paper Award' at the 2008 CARTS Europe Conference. The paper is entitled "New Low Profile Low ESL Tantalum Multi-anode Capacitor" and was written by Tomas Zedniek, Ladislav Marek and Stanislav Zedniek. CARTS Europe is the premier symposium for the European passive electronic components industry, showcasing technical excellence in materials, applications, design, construction, testing, reliability and new technologies. Best and Outstanding Paper Awards are voted for by conference attendees. All three authors, who are based at AVX Lanskroun, Czech Republic, have worked in the tantalum industry for more than ten years. "Today's electronic market is driven by individual users, hi-tech is only recognized if it delivers a cost saving solution. We have achieved this with a new configuration of multi-anode tantalum capacitor which is easier to manufacture and provides lower self inductance without the need to change PCB layout," said Tomas Zedniek, tantalum technical marketing manager and one of the paper's co-authors. Visit to download the award winning technical paper. For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411, by fax at 843-444-2864 or on the Web at AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors 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: Jiri Pernicky Marketing Communications Manager +420 724 158 435 Garth Miller BtB Marketing +1-919-872-8172


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