PCI ExpressCard Kits feature locking mechanism.

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PCI ExpressCard Kit models 9186 and 9187 support 34 mm wide ExpressCard/34 and 54 mm wide ExpressCard/54 form factors, respectively, and feature locking mechanism that snaps into kit frame providing maximum strength and rigidity to connector kit. Card covers can include built-in SIM card or slide-in SIM, and kits are also available with customized plastic extensions to accommodate components that require additional board space.



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AVX Develops PCI ExpressCard Kit as New Smaller Alternative to PCMCIA



Connector kit features unique locking mechanism to maximize strength and durability...

MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (May 1, 2007) - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and connectors, has developed next generation Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) cards that support both the ExpressCard/34 (34mm wide) and ExpressCard/54 (54mm wide) form factors respectively. Additions to AVX's PCI ExpressCard product family, the 9186 and 9187 ExpressCard Kits feature a locking mechanism that snaps into the kit frame providing maximum strength and rigidity to the connector kit.

"AVX's 9186 and 9187 ExpressCard Kits offer customers a smaller and faster alternative to the current PCMCIA cards," said Bob Bastian, Product Manager. "The ExpressCards have been designed using a unique interlocking snap feature to ensure the kit is strong and robust. This also means that these products can be assembled using very simple bench-press tooling so there is no need to invest in expensive processes like ultrasonic welding or heat adhesion."

The card covers can include a built-in SIM card or slide-in SIM, making the kit ideal for GPRS and WLAN-related applications as well as Bluetooth, mobile communication and industrial PC applications.

The kits are also available with customized plastic extensions to accommodate components that require additional board space, like LEDs and antennas.

Pricing of the 9186 and 9187 PCI ExpressCard Kits typically start at $7.00 for 5,000 pieces with a lead time of 12 weeks.

For more information about AVX's 9186 and 9187 PCI ExpressCard Kit, contact AVX Sales and Marketing 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:
Bob Bastian
Product Manager
843-946-0634
bbastian@avxus.com

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