Capacitors suit medical, military and industrial markets.

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Capacitors in FD Series provide specific energy over 1,000 J/L and reach 1,350 J/L with 2,500 V. Available in wrapped package, FDV1 is used in military and industrial applications, while FDBB is available in cylindrical plastic case for medical applications. Products supply voltage up to 3 kV on catalog products and can provide up to 5 kV upon request. Specific applications include cardiac defibrillators, telemeter lasers, and flash lamps.



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AVX Expands FD Capacitor Range for Medical, Military and Industrial Markets



FD capacitor provides specific energy of over 1000 joules...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (June 29, 2005) -AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components, has enhanced the FD Series capacitor to provide a specific energy over 1000 joules per liter and to reach 1350 joules per liter with 2500V. Enhanced electrical performance was developed to specifically to meet the needs of the medical, military and industrial markets.

"The FDV1 and FDBB suit a wide range of markets and applications, allowing the design engineer to select the FD capacitor that best fits the design and purpose of the product," said Bill Peace, AVX product manager. "Applications include cardiac defibrillators, telemeter lasers and flash lamps for the medical, military and industrial markets respectively."

The FDV1 is available in a wrapped package and is used mainly in military and industrial markets. The FDBB is available in a cylindrical plastic case presentation and is specifically designed for medical applications.

The FD capacitor also supplies a voltage of up to 3kV on catalog products and can provide up to 5kV on request.

Pricing for the FD Series ranges from $20 and $100 depending on volume and specifications with a lead-time of 10 weeks.

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 connectors with worldwide manufacturing facilities. AVX offers integrated passive devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, SMT, timing devices and circuit protection devices. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AVX).

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