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AVX RELEASES NEW LOW-PROFILE 0603 MLOTM DIPLEXER FOR MULTIBAND APPLICATIONS

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GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, announced its new low-profile 0603 diplexer today. Based on the company's patented multilayer organic high density interconnect technology, the new 0603 MLO™ diplexer employs high dielectric constant and low loss materials to realize high Q passive printed elements, such as inductors and capacitors in a multilayer stack up. Capable of supporting multiple wireless standards, including: WCDMA, CDMA, WLAN, GSM, and BT, the 0603 diplexers are ideally suited for band switching in dual- and multiband applications, such as WiFi, WiMax, GPS, and cellular bands.

Utilizing land grid array packaging technology, AVX's new 0603 diplexers have an inherently low profile (less-than 0.5mm) and exhibit excellent solderability, low parasitics, and high heat dissipation. Expansion matched to PCBs, the diplexers also provide improved reliability with regards to comparable ceramic or silicon components.

"Our 0805 MLO™ diplexer, released earlier this year, has been well received within the RF industry, so we're very pleased to be able to release the smaller form ," said Larry Eisenberger, senior marketing application engineer at AVX.

AVX's new 0603 MLO™ diplexer features a maximum power capacity of 4.5W, measures 1.65mm x 0.88mm x 0.42mm (0.065" x 0.035" x 0.017"), is rated for use in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C, and is available in Ni Au, Ni Sn, and OSP finishes, all of which are compatible with automatic soldering technologies. Finished parts are 100% tested for electrical parameters and visual characteristics and are packaged on tape and reel.

For more information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

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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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CONTACT: Larry Eisenberger Senior Marketing Application Engineer 864-967-9304 larry.eisenberger@avx.com Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX 864-967-9375 callie.baldwin@avx.comSource:AVX Corporation