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AVX’s New AEC-Q200-Qualified Skycap® Capacitors Are Ideal For High-Voltage Automotive Applications

AVX Corporation, (NYSE:AVX) a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a unique new series of high-voltage, conformally coated, radial leaded MLC capacitors for automotive applications. An extension of its successful Skycap ® Series, AVX’s new X7R dielectric High Voltage AR Series capacitors feature a working voltage range of 1000V to 3000V, are AEC-Q200 qualified, and are readily available in two popular sizes, AR21 and AR30; additional sizes are available upon request.

“Unique new products like the Skycap ® High Voltage AR Series capacitors, developed by AVX, are the driving force behind AVX’s position as a leading manufacturer of MLC capacitors for more than 40 years,” said Dan Lane, marketing manager at AVX.

AVX’s new Skycap ® High Voltage AR Series capacitors possess the robust construction, excellent vibration characteristics, considerable thermal resistance, and high quality for which the Skycap ® Series is known. Capacitance values for the AR Series range from 470pf to 68,000pf and its tolerance values are ±5%, ±10%, ±20% and +80%-20%. Fully qualified to automotive specification AEC-Q200, the Skycap ® AR Series is ideal for use in automotive electronics, power supply decoupling and filtering, and a variety of high voltage applications.

Datasheets, samples, qualification data, and pricing are available upon request. Current lead time is 11 weeks.

For more information, please visit, 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 24 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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