AVX Provides DO 160 Testing Options for Surface Mount and Leaded Capacitors

AVX Offers DO 160 Testing for Capacitors Used in Aviation Applications

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (October 27, 2008) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and leaded solutions, now offers a DO 160 test option for capacitors intended for use in flight applications. AVX recognized the need for components having the capability to be used in DO 160 environments.

A recent FAA study concluded that the typical civilian aircraft gets struck with lightning approximately every 1000 hours of flight time. That fact is significant due to the growing complexity and importance of electronics on control surfaces.

AVX offers lot testing with two DO 160 waveforms:
o Waveform 4 - levels 3 and 4
o Waveform 5a and 5b - levels 3 and 4.

This test option is offered on all AVX HV01-HV06 DIP leaded stacked capacitors, SV conformally coated radial leaded capacitors, and high voltage SMT MLCCs with voltage ratings >/=1kv.

AVX has expanded its DO 160 testing options, enabling a wide variety of AVX products to be used in avionic applications.

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 www.avx.com.

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).

Garth Miller
Public Relations Executive
BtB Marketing Communications, Inc.
900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 270
Raleigh, NC 27609
P: 919.872.8172
F: 919.872.8875

For more information, contact:
Scott Harris
AVX Product Manager

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