AVX Releases the Smallest & Thinnest Fused Undertab High CV Tantalum SMD Chip Capacitors on the Market

GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of fused high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors with undertab terminations. The new F98-AS1 Series capacitors feature a proprietary lead-frame-less structure with precise dimensions and low stress packaging, an internal thin film fuse that protects against short circuits, and well-established undertab termination technology, which enables high volumetric efficiency and high PCB assembly density. Currently available in a 0805 (2012 metric) S case with four ratings (22µF/10V, 33µF/10V, 10µF/16V, and 1µF/35V) and a 0.9mm maximum height, the F98-AS1 Series is the smallest and thinnest SMD fused tantalum product currently available on the market. As such, the series is ideal for use in a wide variety of applications in which safety and size are a primary concern, including: automotive, commercial, industrial, and medical applications, and the input/output lines of small power supply circuits, portable gaming devices, and smartphones.

"The new F98-AS1 Series fused undertab tantalum capacitors provide fail-safe high CV performance in a broad range of applications for which safety and size are primary concerns," said Tomas Zednicek, technical marketing manager at AVX. "Samples of the series received an enthusiastic reception from customers and, thanks to their input, several series extensions, including a higher capacitance 0805 part and numerous 0603 parts, are already in development."

F98-AS1 Series capacitors are rated at 85°C and designed for use in temperatures spanning -55°C to +125°C. The series is also lead-free compatible and RoHS compliant.

Series extensions currently in development include a 0805 (2012 metric) case 47µF/10V capacitor and 10 capacitors packaged in 0603 (1608 metric) M cases: a 1µF/25V component, a 1µF/20V component, 10V components rated for 2.2µF, 4.7µF, 10µF, 22µF, and 33µF, and 16V components rated for 1µF, 2.2µF, and 4.7µF.

For more information about AVX's F98-AS1 Series fused undertab high CV tantalum SMD chip capacitors, please visit http://www.avx.com/docs/catalogs/F98-AS1.pdf. 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 AVX - AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 21 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 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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CONTACT: Tomas Zednicek, Ph.D. Technical Marketing Manager, AVX +420-465-358-126 tomas.zednicek@eur.avx.comSource:AVX Corporation