KEMET Announces New High Temperature Tantalum Capacitor T500 High Temperature MnO2 Series offers optimum performance in applications up to 200 degrees C

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced its new T500 High Temperature MnO2 Series of tantalum surface mount capacitors.

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The KEMET T500 Series is a high temperature product that offers optimum performance characteristics in applications with operating temperatures up to 200 degrees C. Typical applications include decoupling and filtering for various Measurement-While-Drilling or Monitoring-While-Drilling (MWD) technologies in the down-hole industry and high temperature requirements in the military, aerospace, and automotive industries.

"KEMET is excited about our new T500 high temperature tantalum surface mount capacitor," stated Conrado Hinojosa, KEMET Executive Vice President, Tantalum Business Group. "The technology incorporated into this product is truly leading edge and has resulted in the best +200 degrees C rated tantalum capacitor available on the market today."

"KEMET's T500 Series is the first high temperature product offered with an established reliability option and 100% surge current option," said Dr. Phil Lessner, KEMET Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Marketing Officer. "With the lowest leakage current of any +200 degrees C rated tantalum surface mount device on the market today, T500 Series customers are assured of the highest reliability and most surge robust high temperature tantalum capacitors in the industry," continued Dr. Lessner.

Typical markets include alternative energy, industrial/lighting, transportation, and defense and aerospace. With high reliability, low leakage current and robust mechanical construction, the T500 Series is the lowest total cost solution for high temperature applications, and complement KEMET's T498, T499, and high temperature ceramic capacitors.

About KEMET

KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." At the Investor Relations section of our web site at http://ir.kemet.com/, users may subscribe to KEMET news releases and find additional information about our Company. KEMET applies world class service and quality to deliver industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world's most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. Additional information about KEMET can be found at http://www.kemet.com.

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Contact:

Dean W. Dimke


Senior Director, Marketing Communications and Investor Relations


deandimke@KEMET.com


954.766.2806

SOURCE KEMET Corporation



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