AVX Introduces Ultra-Broadband Capacitor Series Designed To Address DC Blocking From 16KHz To 40GHz

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced a new ultra-broadband capacitor series. Designed to address DC blocking from 16KHz to 40GHz, AVX's new GX03 Series Ultra-Broadband Capacitors exhibit ultra-broadband performance, extremely low insertion loss, excellent return loss and X7R characteristics.  Ideal applications for the GX03 Series include: semiconductor data communications, receiver optical subassemblies, transimpedance amplifiers and test equipment.  "The GX03 Series was specifically developed to address DC blocking issues from 16KHz to 40GHz in applications that require higher voltages than are accommodated by our other broadband capacitor offerings," said Larry Eisenberger, Senior Marketing Application Engineer at AVX.  "Featuring all of the key benefits for which the GX Series is known, the new, higher-voltage GX03 Series solves customer design issues and adds value to the trusted GX product family."  Rated at 50VDC from -55°C to +125°C, the new GX03 Series Ultra-Broadband Capacitors feature a 0603 case size, are completely orientation insensitive, and utilize AVX's patented, precision, thin film termination process to minimize board space requirements.  Available with Ni-Sn and Ni-Au terminations, AVX's GX03 Series capacitors are compatible with a wide range of attachment processes, including wire bonding for Ni-Au terminated components.  For more information about AVX, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644. About AVX
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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:         Larry Eisenberger         Senior Marketing Application Engineer          larry.eisenberger@avx.com                   Callie Baldwin         Sales and Website Communications Manager         callie.baldwin@avx.com