Ceramic Capacitors are RoHS compliant.

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Developed by mounting MLCC in molded surface mount leadframe, MH Series of high CV ceramic capacitors are rated at up to 100 V with maximum capacitance of 22µF. Lead free units operate in temperature range of -55°C to +125°C. Applications include, input/output capacitors for industrial and telecoms applications, smoothing circuits, HID, and automotive high CV applications.



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High CV, Low ESR MLCCS from AVX Protect Against Thermal and Mechanical Stress



December 15, 2008

High capacitance MH Series is easily placed, surface mountable and mechanically tougher than any competing solution...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C (December 15 2008) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and leaded solutions, introduces the MH Series of high CV ceramic capacitors for commercial and high-reliability applications.

Developed by mounting an MLCC in a molded surface mount leadframe, the MH Series
provides a ceramic capacitor that combines the attributes of ceramic devices, low ESR,
non-polar construction, high frequency behavior, excellent voltage stress capabilities and wide temperature range, with the enhanced mechanical protection of a molded case.

In addition, the MH Series provides a lead-free, RoHS-compliant solution for
customers who have previously been unable to use large case size ceramic capacitors or
stacked ceramic capacitor solutions because of thermal, mechanical or environmental
concerns.

"With the MH Series, we are able to supply customers with a high capacitance
MLCC component that is easily placed, surface mountable and mechanically tougher
than any competing solutions," said John McCarry, product marketing manager, Ceramic
Capacitor Division. "The internal ceramic technology used for the MH range gives
customers the advantage of extremely low ESR and associated high ripple current
capability, in an extremely tough package."

The MH Series is rated at up to 100V with a maximum capacitance of 22µF. The
operating temperature is -55°C to +125°C. Applications include, input /output capacitors for industrial and telecoms applications, smoothing circuits, HID, and automotive high CV applications previously impossible due to case size limitations.

The MH Series is available in volume with a typical lead time of stock to 12
weeks.

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).

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