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AVX, a manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place from 31 March to 3 April 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, California.

CARTS International Conference

The event will focus on the use of electronic components in embedded systems with an emphasis on automotive, aerospace and energy exploration.

Sponsored by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), CARTS brings together industry specialists from around the world to share the latest technical and market intelligence on capacitors, resistors and other passive components with attendees including component engineers and designers, manufacturers, applications engineers and academics.

Session schedule

  • On 31 March, AVX fellow Ron Demcko will close out the first technical seminar, ‘Passive components testing advancements: getting it right the first time’, with an in-depth discussion about advanced testing considerations for multi-layer ceramic capacitors.
  • On 1 April, AVX will present three of the six presentations that comprise session two, ‘Embedded systems and passive components’. Demcko and AVX technical marketing manager Tomas Zednicek will open the session with ‘Embedded capacitor technology: options and updates’. After the midsession break, Pat Hollenbeck, an applications engineer at AVX, will present session 2.4, ‘Capacitor technology options for high-temperature and harsh-environment applications’, and Edgardo Menendez, a field applications engineer at AVX, will present session 2.6, ‘Multilayer organic (MLO) technology — a new material system for RF applications’, to close the session.
  • The third CARTS session, ‘Reliability assessment and testing’, which will be chaired by Demcko, will begin at 8:00 on 2 April. Later that day, Zednicek and Marc Beaulieu, manager of quality and reliability at AVX Biddeford, will present two of the eight 10-minute presentations that comprise the ‘Technical introduction of products (TIPs)’ session, which is designed to showcase the technical specifications of electronic component products for OEM engineers and designers. Zednicek’s presentation will address new tantalum products and Beaulieu’s will address reliability grading for tantalum capacitors.
  • Lastly, on 3 April, Hollenbeck will present ‘Performance characteristic comparison of filter capacitor technology in power electronics’ during session four, ‘Applications’, and Zednicek will present ‘High CV wet tantalum DC capacitors’ during session five, ‘Advanced materials and construction’.

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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