AVX Offers High Temp Solutions Catalog

Greenville, S.C. – AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced its first applications-based catalog, the new High Temperature Solutions catalog, which provides engineers with detailed information about the various passive component solutions that AVX specifically designs, manufactures, and qualifies for exceptional performance in high temperature applications up to 250°C, including…

AVX Capacitors Deliver 10,000-Hour Life

Greenville, S.C.– AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has announced that its TCH Series hermetically sealed tantalum polymer chip capacitors for aerospace, defense, and other high-reliability applications are now rated for extended lifespans of up to 10,000 hours. Developed with the European Space Agency (ESA) to suit aerospace applications, TCH…

AVX Q3 Sales Down; Income Up

AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today reported preliminary unaudited results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Gilbertson, stated, “The quarter was not as active as last year as revenue was impacted by conservative customer inventory management, a modest holiday season and currency movement. AVX’s operations continued to perform…

EDS Showcases IP&E Components

The Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) held earlier this month not only highlights the tight partnerships between electronic component manufacturers and distributors, it also gives component suppliers the chance to showcase some of their newest product introductions. This year many of the new products fell into the category of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components from…

AVX Unveils Single Pogo Pin Contacts for Harsh Apps

Fountain Inn, S.C. ‒ AVX Corp. has introduced a series of single pogo pin board- to-board (BTB) contacts designed for use in high lifecycle commercial, industrial, medical, and military applications. Available in five standard compressed stacking heights from 2.0 mm to 5.0 mm, which is the maximum working range and compressed height tolerance possible in…

AVX Expands COTS MLCC Series

Fountain Inn, S.C. ‒ AVX Corp. has added high temperature X8R and X8L dielectric components to its high-reliability APS Series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications. Extensively tested using many of the MIL-STD test methods as used in MIL-PRF-55681, the APS Series MLCCs exhibit an ultra-low field failure rate of <1ppb.…

Where’s the Growth? Suppliers Seek Validation

AVX Corp. CEO John Gilbertson has been in the electronics components business long enough to know growth signs when they start cropping up in key industry segments like automotive, cloud storage, defense and telecom. Anecdotal reports, though, aren’t quite as reliable as definite component orders and as a company that sells 44 percent of its…

IP&E: Awaiting Stronger Distribution & End-Market Orders

Manufacturers of passive products anticipating strong sales growth in 2014 are pinning their hopes on improvements in key end-markets, including automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications and even the defense sector but they say tepid distribution orders and low inventory levels indicate channel partners remain wary about the strength of the ongoing market recovery. Many of the…