AVX Makes the Shortlist for Electronics Weekly's 2015 Elektra Awards

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., Nov. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced that its TCH Series hermetically sealed polymer chip capacitors have been selected as a finalist in the "Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year" category of Electronics Weekly's 2015 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards, which honor the latest cutting-edge products and technology innovations. Widely recognized as the leading promotional platform for celebrating the electronics achievements of individuals and companies across Europe, an independent panel of judges will assess the quality of all entries and announce this year's winners at an awards ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the Lancaster London.

"As a two-time winner of previous years' 'Passive and Electromechanical Product of the Year' Elektra Award, AVX has proven themselves a leading innovator in passives technology, and we're honored to once again be selected as a finalist," said Allen Mayar, product marketing manager at AVX. "We have been continually expanding our TCH Series hermetically sealed polymer chip capacitors for aerospace, defense, and other demanding, mission-critical applications since 2013, and are extremely proud of the innovations we've been able to realize, including extended lifespans of up to 10,0000 hours. By virtue of their hermetically sealed package, our high voltage TCH Series polymer capacitors are the world's first component to open the door for polymer capacitor solutions in high reliability environments. "

Developed with the European Space Agency (ESA) to suit aerospace applications, AVX's TCH Series capacitors are hermetically sealed in ceramic cases filled with inert gasses to eliminate material and performance degradation resulting from exposure to high temperature, high humidity, and ambient atmosphere. They also feature low ESR conductive polymer electrodes and exhibit low derating capabilities, low leakage current (0.1CV), high ripple current, high capacitance (22µF to 680µF), and the highest voltages (10-100V) of any space-grade SMD tantalum polymer capacitor currently available on the market. Manufactured and screened using AVX's patented and extremely effective Q-Process, which ensures the removal of any components that may experience parametric shifts through customer processing or display instability through life testing, TCH Series capacitors exhibit an impressive FIT rate of 1% per 1,000 hours at 85ºC and rated voltage with 0.1Ω/V series impedance, making them ideal for use in a variety of demanding high-reliability applications, including: aerospace, defense, pulse power, and power supplies.

For more information about AVX's TCH Series hermetically sealed polymer chip capacitors, please visit http://datasheets.avx.com/tch.pdf to access the product datasheet. 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 20 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, couplers, 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: Nick Kovalsky Product Promotions Manager, AVX 864-228-8869 nicholas.kovalsky@avx.com Christine Stieglitz PR Executive, BtB Marketing 919-872-8172 christine.stieglitz@btbmarketing.comSource:AVX Corporation

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