AVX Announces Latest Collaboration With Modelithics

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced a new collaboration with Modelithics, the leading RF/Microwave simulation model provider, that will significantly expand the range of AVX components available in the Modelithics Passive Component (CLR™) Library, System Level Component (SLC™) Library, and AVX sub-library, which already feature more than 20 Microwave Global™ Models for AVX surface mount capacitor and inductor product lines.

This latest collaboration, under the Strategic Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) Program, will add 25 more capacitor and inductor Microwave Global Models™ spanning several technologies and materials sets – such as thin film, multilayer organic (MLO™), and ceramic – to the Modelithics CLR Library and AVX sub-library by the end of this year. Highly accurate substrate scalable models for 20 AVX surface mount thin film couplers and MLO diplexers are also in development and will be added to the SLC Library and AVX sub-library upon completion.

AVX component series intended for modeling include: Accu-P® Thin Film Capacitors, MLO Capacitors, UQ and SQ Series Microwave ultra-low ESR MLCs, GX Series Ultra Broadband Capacitors, Accu-L® Thin Film Inductors, MLO Inductors, Thin Film Couplers, and MLO Diplexers. All Modelithics AVX component models will be compatible with Agilent ADS, Agilent Genesys, and National Instruments/AWR Microwave Office.

Additionally, through its participation in the Strategic MVP Program, AVX is also offering approved customers 90 days of free trial access to the Modelithics AVX sub-library. For more information about the extensive collection of Modelithics Models for AVX surface mount components or to request trial access to the AVX sub-library, please visit the AVX MVP page at http://www.modelithics.com/mvp/AVX. For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About Modelithics, Inc.

Modelithics, Inc. (www.Modelithics.com) was formed in 2001 to address the industry-wide need for high-accuracy RF and microwave active and passive simulation models for use in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Current products include the CLR Library™, which contains measurement-based Microwave Global Models™ for a multitude of commercially-available passive component families, the NLD Library™ (non-linear diode models) the NLT Library™ (non-linear transistor models), and the SLC Library™ (system level component models). Modelithics' services also address a wide range of custom RF and microwave measurement and modeling needs. Modelithics® is a registered trademark of Modelithics, Inc. CLR Library™, NLD Library™, NLT Library™, and the SLC Library™ are also trademarks of Modelithics, Inc.

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).

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Edgardo Menendez Field Applications Engineer, AVX 864-228-4531 Edgardo.Menendez@avx.com Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX 864-967-9375 Callie.Baldwin@avx.com Lencia Walters Marketing Coordinator, Modelithics 813-866-6335 sales@modelithics.comSource:AVX Corporation