AVX BOOSTS 0603 MLOC SERIES CAPACITANCE BY 2X

Exhibiting Low ESR, High SRF, High Q, & 2X Capacitance Capabilities, AVX's 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor Series Values Now Span 0.1pF to 5.1pF

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GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has doubled the capacitance of its 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC) Series, extending the highest-rated capacitance value from 2.5pF to 5.1pF. Ideal for applications including RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter networks, and instrumentation, AVX's 0603 MLO™ capacitors exhibit low ESR, high SRF, and high Q and are capable of supporting frequencies well above 5 GHz.  Expansion matched to PCBs for improved reliability, the series also exhibits low dielectric absorption (0.0015%) and capacitance tolerances as tight as ±0.02pF.

"Fabricated on large area substrates and state-of-the-art laser direct imaging, our 0603 MLO RF capacitors provide customers with improved cost benefits and tolerance control, as well as exhibit excellent performance," said Larry Eisenberger, senior marketing application engineer at AVX.

Rated for -55°C to +125°C and for 50V, 250V, and 500V, AVX's 0603 MLO RF capacitor series utilizes well-established, low-loss organic polymer materials.  Every production lot is 100% evaluated for capacitance and proof voltage at 2.5 UR and reliability data has been verified via JEDEC, Mil Spec, and IPC testing.  Lead-free compatible and RoHS compliant, the series is packaged on 7" unmarked reels each containing 3,000 pieces.  

For more information about AVX's 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC) Series, please visit http://www.avx.com/docs/catalogs/OPC.pdf to access the datasheet.  For additional 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).

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For more information, contact:
Larry Eisenberger
Senior Marketing Application Engineer
864-967-9304
 
or
Callie Baldwin
Corporate Communications Director, AVX
864-967-9375