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AVX Corporation

October 10, 2016 09:30 ET

AVX Announces Micro SIM Card Connectors With 33% More Signal Pins & a Shell Guide to Prevent Misinsertion

Developed by Kyocera Connector Products, the Compact & Low Profile 5236 Series µSIM Memory Card Connectors Ensure Secure Card Operation for 3,000+ Mating Cycles in Mobile Electronics, Including Smartphones & Tablets

FOUNTAIN INN, SC--(Marketwired - October 10, 2016) - AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX), a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, and the only authorized supplier of Kyocera Electronic Devices to the Americas and Europe, announces the 5236 Series µSIM memory card connectors from Kyocera Connector Products. Available in both single- and dual-card versions, both of which share a common PCB layout and feature 33% more signal pins than comparable connectors -- eight for the single and 16 for the double -- 5236 Series connectors feature a shell guide mechanism that prevents incorrect card insertion and unwanted ejection, enabling the secure operation of µSIM cards in mobile electronics, including smartphones and tablet PCs. Compact and low profile, with a minimal 0.7mm pitch, the series also features a normally closed internal card switch that detects the presence of an inserted card to lower overall power consumption, as well as a user-friendly push-push, spring-eject mechanism with an assured card ejection distance of 3.8mm for improved workability.

"Designed to provide mobile electronics engineers with an effective solution for reliably achieving the ever-expanding functionality that consumers demand, our 5236 Series µSIM memory card connectors provide several value-added features, including: significantly more signal pins than comparable connectors, a shell guide for wrong-card detection protection, and push-push type spring ejection system with mechanical and audible feedback," said Nick Bogovich, product marketing and systems manager for Kyocera Connector Products at AVX.

Rated for 5V/0.5A per contact and operating temperatures spanning -40°C to +85°C, 5236 Series µSIM card connectors are RoHS compliant, halogen-free, and guaranteed for 3,000 mating cycles. The single-card version measures 16.2mm x 14.4mm x 1.30mm (L x W x H), and the dual-card version measures 17.22mm x 16.28mm x 2.75mm.

For more information about AVX's 5236 Series µSIM card connectors by Kyocera Connector Products, please visit There, you can access the product datasheet, Kyocera Connectors Guide, part number information, and quick facts, as well as request a sample. For all other inquiries, please visit, email, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

About AVX
AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 20 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 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).

A member of the Kyocera Group since 1990, AVX is also the only company authorized to supply Kyocera's electronic devices to the Americas and Europe. Established in 1959 and based in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera Corporation is a leading international supplier of connectors, capacitors, ceramic resonators, surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters and duplexers, and crystal oscillators and timing devices.

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