Cleveland / Ispringen (Germany), November 29, 2016 – Distributor Rutronik presents the new generation of chip capacitors from AVX. They are AEC-Q200 qualified and ideally suited for automotive applications.

The robust TCQ series of automotive conductive polymer chip capacitors is AEC-Q200 qualified. Thus, the series meets the challenging 125°C life time stability test and humidity bias testing at 85°C and 85% relative humidity for up to 1,000 hours. It has a wide operating temperature range from -55°C to +125°C and may be operated up to 90% of the rated voltage. The TCQ series is lead-free and RoHS compliant and available in three case sizes: 1210 (EIA Metric 3528-21), 2917 (EIA Metric 7343-31) and 2917 (EIA Metric 7343-20). The series’ full voltage range spans 4V to 35V, and capacitance values span 4.7µF to 22µF with a ±20% capacitance tolerance. Thus, the TCQ series is ideal for demanding automotive applications.

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Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2016) and the number eleven worldwide (Global Purchasing, May 2016). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays & wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,400 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 820 million euros in the fiscal year 2015.

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