AVX Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed an innovative new process for the manufacture and test of high-reliability tantalum capacitors. The process was initially introduced to influential members of the military and aerospace industries at a Tantalum Hi-Rel Symposium earlier this year.
According to AVX the new Q-Process is poised to replace the Weibull Reliability Assessment as the industry standard for tantalum capacitors. Driven by MIL standards and used to characterise the reliability of tantalum capacitors for decades, Weibull has become less relevant in recent years due to widespread improvements in manufacturing and testing technology.
‘We are very grateful to everyone who participated in the symposium and are glad to have had the opportunity to share ideas about the design, manufacture, and test of tantalum capacitors so that we may continue to develop the Q-Process to ensure the best performance in all mission critical applications,’ said Allen Mayar, Tantalum Product Marketing Manager at AVX.
AVX’s Q-Process has received a provisional patent and is now available for small case size medical grade tantalum capacitors. The Q-Process is slated to be available for military and aerospace product lines later this year.