Recognized as a 2014 ACE Award finalist in the Ultimate Products -- Passives, Interconnects, & Electromechanical category for its high voltage TCJ Series tantalum polymer chip capacitors, AVX is among industry's elite

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has been recognized as a finalist for UBM Tech's EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award for Ultimate Products – Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical.

AVX's TCJ Series 125V tantalum polymer chip capacitors were selected as an Ultimate Products finalist due to their being the highest rated voltage tantalum capacitors currently on the market, providing excellent capacitance and ultra-low ESR in a compact chip size, exhibiting high reliability exceeding 1% per 1,000 hours at 85 degrees C and full-rated voltage, and maintaining 20% recommended voltage derating, which significantly extends the usable voltage range and, subsequently, the number of applications for which the series is ideal.  

"AVX is continuously engaged in developing innovative products designed to provide our customers with high quality, high reliability solutions to their most demanding design problems, so it's an honor to be recognized as an ACE Awards finalist for Ultimate Products," said AVX Vice President of Sales, Pete Venuto.

The Ultimate Products of the Year Awards, which are presented to the most significant products introduced in the last 12 months in 12 different categories, are determined by a large-scale peer review process, during which expert editors from both EE Times and EDN review and choose finalists in each category.

EE Times and EDN ACE Awards are presented in 25 categories and are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts that is comprised of the leading voices of academics, industry executives, and content experts. These judges select the winners in all categories except the STEM Impact Award, the winner of which will be chosen by the EE Times and EDN communities.

"Congratulations and a sincere 'thank you' to all our award finalists for the inspiration you continue to provide to the electronics industry at large each and every day," said Patrick Mannion, VP/Brand Director, UBM Tech, Electronics. "Each year our awards program showcases the unique best of breed products, companies, and individuals that have influenced our industry. The 2014 finalists represent the execution of true creativity and progressive technologies that illustrates the influence electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture."

The Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. These creators, and their innovations, will be recognized at the EE Times and EDN ACE Awards ceremony on April 1, 2014, as part of UBM Tech's EE Live! Conference.

For more information about the ACE Awards, please visit http://ubm-ace.com/.  For more information about AVX's TCJ Series high-voltage tantalum polymer chip capacitors, please visit http://www.avx.com/docs/Catalogs/tcj.pdf. For additional information about AVX, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About UBM Tech

UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market — engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
About AVX

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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