KEMET Expands Its High Reliability Hermetic Seal Product Line New Offerings to the High Reliability Hermetic Seal Series Provides Wider Temperature Margin

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced the expansion of its High Reliability Hermetic Seal product line to include the high temperature solder option. This option indicates an internal construction solder with a minimum melting point of +221 degrees Celsius. To simplify the ordering process and provide absolute identification, KEMET has assigned new series for this product including, T215 High Temperature Solder Series, T225 High Temperature Solder Series, T245 High Temperature Solder Series and T255 High Temperature Solder Series.

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"This addition to KEMET's High Reliability Herm Seal Product Line now provides KEMET's customers with the most complete offering of MIL-PRF-39003 capacitors available from any manufacturer," said Per Loof, KEMET Chief Executive Officer.

"This new release provides our customers with the option of procuring MIL-PRF-39003 with the high temperature solder option. Customers utilizing this product now enjoy the benefits of a wider temperature margin during board mounting processes," said Phil Lessner, KEMET Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Marketing Officer.

Typical markets include alternative energy, medical, telecommunications, transportation, and defense and aerospace. These devices are well-suited for coupling, bypass, filtering and RC timing circuits, and complement KEMET's T110, T140, T212, T252 and T242 capacitors.

Technical Information
This option is referenced in the base specification of MIL-PRF-39003. It will be available on KEMET's MIL-PRF-39003/1, /2, /3 and /6 Slash Sheets, T215 (/01), T225 (/02), T245 (/03) and T255 (/06).

Glossary
MIL-PRF – Military Performance

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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Certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements are described in the Company's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

Dean W. Dimke


Senior Director, Marketing Communications and Investor Relations


deandimke@KEMET.com


954.766.2806

SOURCE KEMET Corporation



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