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Au Series ideal for military and aerospace applications

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 7:29am
AU SeriesAVX Corporation has expanded its extensive family of multilayer ceramic chips (MLCCs) to include gold plated terminations. Designated the Au Series, the RoHS compliant MLCC eliminates the use of tin and lead and subsequent tin wiskering events on the PCB. Available for most standard MLCC values, AVX offers a range of gold thicknesses or flash terminations (soldering applications) from 1.9?in to 7.87?in, while the gold Std termination thicknesses start at 100?in minimum (epoxy / wire bonding applications).

"Wisker growth is caused by deposit stress, such as heat, to pure tin plated components. The gold plated termination series from AVX eliminates a printed circuit board's susceptibility to tin wiskering, which can significantly affect the performance and reliability of a system," said Tim Piver, product manager at AVX.

This series further strengthens AVX's commitment to alternate terminations. Other alternate terminations offered are SnPb, PdAg, Flexiterm, and Flexisafe.

Typical pricing for the AVX's Au Series starts at $0.85 with a lead time of 12 to 15 weeks.

For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411; by fax at 843-444-2864; or on the Web at

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