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AVX Introduces the World's Lowest Profile High CV Tantalum Capacitor

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world's lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor: the new 47μF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip®. Both thin and flat, the new 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature a maximum height of 0.6mm, which is 0.15mm shorter than the existing 1206 V case TACmicrochip capacitor. Exhibiting high CV performance in an extremely thin package, in addition to all of the standard benefits of tantalum technology, including: inherent immunity to piezoelectric noise, and higher stability, reliability, and temperature performance than comparable MLCCs, the new 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip Series capacitors are ideal for use in audio and power amplifier modules, and as coupling/decoupling capacitors in handheld electronics.



Capable of being embedded in 0.8mm-thick PCBs or designed into the latest generation of extremely thin handheld devices, the new 1206-06 TACmicrochip capacitors are especially well suited for employment in a wide variety of embedded electronics applications, including near field communication (NFC) systems and smart cards, such as: bank cards, SIM cards, identification cards, and access control cards.

"The new thin and flat D case TACmicrochip capacitor is our latest response to the industry's steady demand for higher volumetric efficiency. Despite the on-chip integration of many components, passive discrete components still occupy a majority of board space in PCB designs; hence, we are now penetrating the PCB with a new generation of embeddable components," said Mitch Weaver, member of the technical staff at AVX. "Tantalum technology provides far greater mechanical robustness than other capacitor technologies, which allows us to create extremely small, thin, mechanically robust, and electrically stable designs that exhibit the high capacitance and long lifecycle performance necessary to enable the next generation of boards and applications."

Manufactured using a tantalum wafer process to achieve the high levels of mechanical tolerance required for ultra miniature devices, TACmicrochip Series capacitors feature an enhanced internal construction that eliminates the space-consuming elements of conventional molded J-leaded tantalum capacitors, including the anode wire, lead frame, and the need for larger wall thicknesses. The new 1206-06 TACmicroship Series capacitors are supplied with lead-free, 100% tin terminations and are rated for use in temperatures spanning -55°C to +125°C. Lead time for the new TACmicrochip Series capacitors is 10-14 weeks.

For more information about AVX's new 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitors, please visit http://www.avx.com/docs/catalogs/tlc.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: Mitch Weaver Member of Technical Staff, AVX 864-967-2150 mitch.weaver@avx.com Christine Stieglitz PR Executive, BtB Marketing 919-872-8172 christine.stieglitz@btbmarketing.comSource:AVX Corporation