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Showcasing Passive Component Solutions Optimized for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2022

Showcasing Passive Component Solutions Optimized for RF & Optical Communications at OFC 2022

The KYOCERA AVX exhibition will highlight reliable, repeatable solutions optimized for high-frequency, high-performance RF and optical networking and communications applications, including new ultra-broadband capacitors and ultraminiature multilayer ceramic chip inductors and proven ultra-broadband resistors and single-layer ceramic capacitors. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 8, 2022) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, is exhibiting at the 2022 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) March 6–10 in San Diego, California. Globally recognized as the premier annual event for optical networking and communications professionals, OFC presents attendees with the latest research, solutions, technologies, and trends across a wide range of RF and optical communications industries, including data centers,

KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation to Acquire ROHM Co., Ltd.’s Tantalum and Polymer Capacitor Business Assets

KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation to Acquire ROHM Co., Ltd.’s Tantalum and Polymer Capacitor Business Assets

KYOCERA AVX has reached a final agreement with ROHM Semiconductor, which will transfer all of its tantalum and polymer capacitor manufacturing lines and relevant intellectual property to KYOCERA AVX effective August 5, 2022. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (March 4, 2022) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, is set to acquire ROHM Semiconductor’s tantalum and polymer capacitor business assets. The two companies recently reached a final agreement, which states that ROHM Semiconductor (ROHM Co., Ltd.) will transfer its tantalum and polymer capacitor business assets — including all of its tantalum and polymer capacitor manufacturing lines and relevant intellectual property — to KYOCERA AVX. The transfer is scheduled

New 9155 Series 1.27mm-Pitch Board-to-Board Battery Connectors

New 9155 Series 1.27mm-Pitch Board-to-Board Battery Connectors

The new fine-pitch 9155-020 Series board-to-board battery connectors complete the 9155 Series product family and further establish KYOCERA AVX’s well-proven battery connector portfolio as the broadest selection of standard battery connectors currently available on the market. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (February 23, 2022) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has further expanded its well-proven portfolio of battery connectors for board-to-board and battery pack integration applications with the release of a new fine-pitch connector series designed for medical, industrial, and networking applications. The newest additions to this product portfolio, which already offered the broadest selection of standard battery connectors currently available on the market, are the new

Tantalum and SuperCapacitors Enable Maintenance Free Microcontrollers

Tantalum and SuperCapacitors Enable Maintenance Free Microcontrollers

Tantalum and SuperCapacitors Enable Maintenance Free Microcontrollers Written By: Ron Demcko | Daniel West | Ashley Stanziola Abstract: Ultra-low-power microcontroller families now exist with such low power requirements that they can be powered by energy harvesting rather than battery-operated or conventional mains. These powerful MCUs enable maintenance-free control systems in applications ranging from structure/soil/water/air monitoring applications to industrial point controllers (such as smart faucets) to wearable electronics, location tracking, and even BLE beacons.

High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors for Electric Vehicles

High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors for Electric Vehicles

High Voltage Ceramic Capacitors for Electric Vehicles Written By: Jeff Lee Abstract: Electric vehicles (EVs) have accelerated the demand for high-performance, high-reliability capacitor technologies. The wide array of voltage, power, and size requirements of the various electrical subsystems in modern EVs necessitates careful capacitor selection by designers. As shown in the blue segments of figure 1, these subsystems include AC-DC conversion, DCDC conversion, power management, and battery monitoring, to name a few.

KYOCERA AVX Launches Industry’s First Evaluation Board for Testing Antenna Band Switching Performance at CES 2022

KYOCERA AVX Launches Industry’s First Evaluation Board for Testing Antenna Band Switching Performance at CES 2022

The new Antenna Band Switching Evaluation Board is engineered to reduce the number of device design iterations, improve accuracy, and hasten product time-to-market for an expansive range of low- and high-frequency RF applications in the consumer electronics, IoT, industrial, medical, embedded systems, and utility markets. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (January 5, 2022) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, is launching the industry’s first evaluation board for testing antenna band switching performance at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The new Antenna Band Switching Evaluation Board (1004795-EC646-01) is comprised of standard products including an embedded, universal broadband, FR4 LTE/LPWA antenna (1004795), an Ether Switch & Tune™ chipset (EC646)

Energy Storage Capacitor Technology Comparison and Selection

Energy Storage Capacitor Technology Comparison and Selection

Energy Storage Capacitor Technology Comparison and Selection Written By: Daniel West| Ussama Margieh Abstract: Tantalum, MLCC, and super capacitor technologies are ideal for many energy storage applications because of their high capacitance capability. These capacitors have drastically different electrical and environmental responses that are sometimes not explicit on datasheets or requires additional knowledge of the properties of materials used, to select the best solution for a given design.

KYOCERA AVX Invests In Venture Capital Fund Good Growth Capital

KYOCERA AVX Invests In Venture Capital Fund Good Growth Capital

This latest strategic partnership supports innovation and entrepreneurship in the thriving tech industry, and especially the flourishing MedTech sector, in both the Carolinas and nationwide while complementing KYOCERA AVX’s existing R&D programs. FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (November 29, 2021) – KYOCERA AVX, a leading global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has invested in Good Growth Capital (GGC), an early-stage venture capital firm heavily invested in complex science and deep-tech startups dedicated to producing new technologies rooted in scientific advances and discoveries and substantial engineering innovation. This latest strategic partnership, established in August 2021, complements KYOCERA AVX’s existing research and development programs and further supports the company’s commitment to engineering a brighter