KEMET Expands Radio Frequency and Microwave Solutions New Capacitance and Voltage Offerings Now Available in the HiQ-CBR Series

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced the expansion of its HiQ-CBR Series Surface Mount Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) in C0G dielectric to include extended capacitance values and voltage ratings up to 500 volts.

"KEMET continues to push forward in its commitment to offer customers the most complete line of innovative capacitance solutions available," stated Dr. Abhijit Gurav, KEMET Vice President, Ceramic Technology. "The expansion of our CBR Series devices will allow KEMET to continue bringing world-class service and technology to radio frequency and microwave applications," Dr. Gurav added.

"HiQ-CBR Series MLCCs in C0G dielectric feature a robust and exceptionally stable copper base-metal electrode system that provides excellent low loss performance," said Reggie Phillips, KEMET Product Line Manager. "These devices offer extremely low ESR and high self-resonance characteristics and are well-suited for resonant circuit applications or those where Q and stability of capacitance characteristics are required," continued Phillips.

HiQ-CBR radio frequency (RF) capacitors are environmentally friendly and RoHS compliant and are suitable for many circuit applications, including RF power amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, low noise amplifiers, filter networks, antenna tuning, timing circuits, delay lines, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) coils.

Typical markets include telecommunications, medical, transportation, and defense and aerospace. The HiQ-CBR Series complements KEMET ferrite products, such as Chip Inductors and Ferrite Beads.

Technical Information

KEMET's CBR Series capacitors exhibit no change in capacitance with respect to time and voltage and boast a negligible change in capacitance with reference to ambient temperature. Capacitance change is limited to +/-30 ppm/Celsius degrees from -55 Celsius degrees to +125 Celsius degrees. They feature lower loss and improved power dissipation over palladium and nickel electrode technologies, reduced electrical noise and are capable of lead-free reflow profiles.

Glossary


Q       

Quality Factor

High Q   

Characteristic wherein a component has a high ratio of reactance to effective resistance so that its Q factor is high

ESR       

Equivalent Series Resistance

RoHS      

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

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:

Dr. John C. Boan


Vice President, Marketing


johnnyboan@kemet.com


954.766.2813

SOURCE KEMET Corporation



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