GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new TWA-E Series axial-leaded wet electrolytic tantalum capacitor. Featuring a welded tantalum can and header assembly that provides a hermetic seal capable of withstanding harsh shock and vibration requirements in accordance with CECC 30 202-01, the series exhibits a high level of CV in four case sizes (T1-T4). Rated for 25-125V and 15-1500 microfarad, TWA-E Series capacitors are ideal for use in filtering, DC-DC power supplies, power converters, bulk energy storage, pulse power, radar, RF transmitters, and laser drives.

"The new TWA-E Series features rugged construction for high-reliability performance in harsh environment applications, in addition to high capacitance in excess of MIL-PRF-39006 requirements," said Tomas Zednicek, Ph.D, technical marketing manager at AVX.

Manufactured in Europe in accordance with CECC 30 202-001 (EN 130202), TWA-E Series capacitors feature E-level inspection per CECC testing. Rated for use in temperatures spanning -55ºC to 125ºC, the series is available both with and without an insulation sleeve and can be supplied with SnPb 60/40 or lead-free, pure tin terminations.

Custom capacitance and voltage packages are available and a several new devices will be added to the series later this year. Current lead time for the new TWA-E Series wet electrolytic tantalum capacitors is eight to 10 weeks.

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: For more information, contact: Tomas Zednicek, Ph.D. Technical Marketing Manager, AVX +420-465-358-126 tomas.zednicek@eur.avx.com Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX 864-967-9375 callie.baldwin@avx.comSource:AVX Corporation