AVX Secures Seven Slots on the 2013 Electronic Design Top 101 Components List

Four AVX capacitors, two connectors, one diode make the annual Electronic Design list of top components, as chosen by the publication’s editors & readers

GREENVILLE, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced that seven of its components have been featured on the 2013 Electronic Design “Top 101 Components” list: its ESD-Safe™ Series MLC chip capacitors (#19), MLO3 Series RF capacitors (#27), TACmicrochip® Series capacitors (#29), TVS diodes (#38), 9286 Series wire-to-wire connectors (#44), FE Series DC link film capacitors (#84), and its 9175 and 9176 Series insulation displacement connectors (#96). The annual “Top 101 Components” list is a compilation of the most popular components from the previous 12 months as chosen by Electronic Design editors and readers of its “Products of the Week” e-newsletter.

“Our primary focus at AVX is complete customer satisfaction with every aspect of our business, ranging from our technology, products, and services to pricing, delivery, and technical support, so we are extremely pleased to have seven of our components featured on the 2013 Electronic Design ‘Top 101 Components’ list, which is compiled by the publication’s knowledgeable editors and its readers, our customers,” said AVX Vice President of Sales, Pete Venuto.

#19 - Ideal for high-density electronic devices like automotive modules, AVX’s AEC-Q200-qualified ESD-Safe™ Series MLC chip capacitors withstand ESD strikes without failure and are available in 25, 50, and 100V. Datasheet: http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/ESDSafe.pdf  

#27 - Ideal for filter networks, MRI systems, and RF power and low noise amplifiers, AVX’s 0603 SMT MLO3 Series RF capacitors are rated for 50-500VDC, support frequencies spanning 1MHz to well above 5GHz, and exhibit high Q, high self-resonance, and low ESR. Datasheet: http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/OPC.pdf  

#29 - Available in both COTS and military-qualified versions, as well as in standard and low-profile cases, AVX’s TACmicrochip® Series is comprised of the world’s smallest surface mount tantalum capacitors, which feature a CV range of 0.1-150µF and are ideal for a wide variety of critical industrial, medical, and military and aerospace applications. Datasheets: http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/tac.pdf (Standard), http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/taclp.pdf (Low Profile)

#38 - Combining fast response times with excellent clamping capabilities, AVX’s TVS diodes deliver semiconductor-based transient voltage protection in a broad range of industrial, telecommunications, and consumer market applications. Datasheet: http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/tvsdiodes.pdf  

#44 - Designed to meet the cost, flexibility, and ease-of-use targets in a variety of industrial and commercial wiring applications, AVX’s 9286 Series wire-to-wire connectors feature push-button activation and support any combination of wire gauges from 18AWG to 26AWG, which can be removed or replaced up to five times, eliminating the need to replace the connectors in each new installation. Datasheet: http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/wtwpokehomethruwire9286.pdf  

#84 - Ideal for DC power supplies and inverters for solar power, electric drive, and industrial power systems, AVX’s 4-leaded FE Series DC link film capacitors are available in eight case sizes, three standard lead pitch options, and feature a voltage range of 550-1200V and a capacitance range of 3.3-75µF. Datasheet: http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/fe.pdf  

#96 - Featuring a simplified one-piece design that both simplifies and reduces the cost of wire-to-board termination processes, AVX’s 9175 and 9176 Series insulation displacement connectors are ideal for a broad range of solid-state lighting, smart grid, commercial building, point-of-sale, and medical applications, as well as a wide variety of automotive, transportation, and industrial machine control applications. Datasheets: http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/capped9175idc.pdf (9175), http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/capped9176idc.pdf (9176) 

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).

For more information, contact:

Callie Baldwin

Corporate Communications Director, AVX



Christine Stieglitz

PR Executive, BtB Marketing



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