Ceramic Capacitors come in radial and axial leaded versions.

Press Release Summary:

SkyCap® series radial leaded ceramic capacitor includes Model SA10ZD335KAR that offers capacitance levels of up to 1.0 µF at 50 and 100 V, while SpinGuard® series axial leaded capacitor incorporates Model SR211C105KAR that utilizes X5R dielectric and offers capacitance of 3.3 µF at 10 V. Both capacitors are RoHS compliant, and suited for use in commercial and industrial power supplies as well as other applications requiring high capacitance values.

Original Press Release:

AVX First to Market: SR21 X7R Capacitor with 1.0µF at 50V and 100V SA10 Axial X5R Capacitor with 3.3µf at 10V

AVX expands leaded MLC capacitor product offering...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (May 23, 2007) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components, has developed new radial and axial leaded multilayer ceramic capacitors that offer high capacitance levels of up to 1.0µF at 50V and 100V in SR21 radial and 3.3µF at 10V in an SA10 axial configuration.

The new SkyCap® series radial leaded ceramic capacitors are an extension of the existing SR21 family, which provide increased efficiency by allowing very high capacitances at around half the previously available package volume. The SkyCap series is the industry leading conformally coated radial leaded MLC. They have been RoHS compliant since January 2005.

The SpinGuard® series axial leaded capacitor utilizes the X5R dielectric for the first time and offers a high capacitance of 3.3µF at 10V. It is also RoHS compliant and is an ideal replacement for tantalum axial leaded devices.

"AVX is the first company to offer this size of radial leaded MLC capacitor in this capacitance value with 100V rating," said Tim Piver, Product Specialist. "AVX is also first to market axial leaded MLC with X5R dielectric. We are continuing to make developments and support customers who need improved performance in leaded devices, while many competitors have de-emphasized the through-hole devices to concentrate on SMD devices."

Both capacitors are ideal for use in commercial and industrial power supplies as well as other applications requiring higher capacitance values..

Typical pricing for the SA10ZD335KAR is $0.21 for 7,500 pieces with a lead time of six weeks. Typical pricing for the SR211C105KAR is $.385 for 1,000 pieces with a lead time of 12 weeks. For more information on the AVX SkyCap and SpinGuard MLC, 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 20 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 12 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:
Craig Hunter
AVX Strategic Marketing Manager


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