KEMET Further Expands its C0G and X8R Flexible Termination Portfolio More Flex Mitigation Solutions Offered for Extreme Environments and Safety Critical Applications

GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced the expansion of its Flexible Termination (FT-CAP) product portfolio in C0G and Ultra-Stable X8R dielectrics. KEMET has extended case size offerings as well as capacitance values in both dielectric platforms.  

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"KEMET's C0G-type multilayer ceramic capacitors offer industry-leading performance and exceptional capacitance stability up to 125 degrees C," stated Dr. Abhijit Gurav, KEMET Vice President, Ceramic Technology. "Combined with superior flex performance, Ultra-Stable X8R devices are ideal for use at high temperatures up to 150 degrees C in higher reliability applications such as down-hole drilling and engine compartments."

C0G and Ultra-Stable X8R capacitors with flexible termination outperform devices with standard termination systems and are well suited for critical and safety relevant circuits without (integrated) current limitation, as well as any application that is subject to high levels of board flexure or temperature cycling. These devices are RoHS Compliant and available with an optional tin-lead finish. In addition to Commercial Grade, Automotive Grade (AEC-Q200) devices are available for mission and safety critical circuits requiring stricter testing protocol and inspection criteria.

Technical Information

Flexible termination technology was developed in order to address flex cracks, the primary industry failure mode of surface mount MLCCs. This technology directs circuit board stress away from the ceramic body and into the termination area, thereby reducing the risk of mechanical damage to the component that can result in low IR or short circuit failures.

FT-CAP complements KEMET's Open Mode, Floating Electrode (FE-CAP), Floating Electrode with Flexible Termination (FF-CAP), and KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) product lines by providing a complete portfolio of flex mitigation solutions.

Glossary


EIA                  

Electronic Industries Alliance

RoHS             

Restriction of Hazardous Substances

AEC-Q200     

Automotive Electronics Council Testing Standard

MLCC             

Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor

FT-CAP          

Flexible Termination Capacitor

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 statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about KEMET Corporation's (the "Company") financial condition and results of operations that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's beliefs and assumptions. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's judgment only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

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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