KEMET Offers Higher Capacitance for High Voltage Applications
Several Industry Leading, As Well As First-To-Market, Values Available
GREENVILLE, S.C., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced the expansion of its surface mount High Voltage Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) portfolio.
In order to meet the growing demand for higher capacitance in surface mount high voltage MLCCs, KEMET has increased its capacitance offering by up to five times across most of its X7R dielectric platform. Available capacitance has been increased in EIA 1206 thru 2225 case sizes with rated voltages up to 3000VDC.
"Advances in KEMET's base-metal-electrode (BME) X7R high voltage technology have led to the development of some of the highest capacitance values available in the industry, including first-to-market," said Reggie Phillips, KEMET Specialty Product Manager. "These new CV values will promote optimization and downsizing opportunities of existing designs and promote usage in applications requiring capacitance values previously unattainable in a high voltage ceramic capacitor," continued Phillips.
KEMET High Voltage MLCC devices exhibit low leakage current and low ESR at high frequencies. As an option, they are available with KEMET's flexible termination technology which inhibits the transfer of board stress to the rigid ceramic body, therefore mitigating flex cracks which can result in low IR or short circuit failures. Tin-lead termination finish is also available for higher reliability applications.
Typical applications for X7R High Voltage MLCCs include power supply, LCD ﬂuorescent backlight ballasts, HID lighting, telecom equipment, industrial and medical equipment/control, LAN/WAN interface, analog and digital modems, and automotive lighting. Typical markets are alternative energy, industrial/lighting, medical, telecommunications, transportation, and defense and aerospace.
KEMET's high voltage surface mount MLCCs are manufactured in state of the art ISO/TS 16949:2002 certified facilities and are available in both commercial and automotive grades. Automotive grade devices meet the demanding Automotive Electronics Council's AEC-Q200 qualification requirements.
EIA – Electronic Industries Alliance
VDC – Voltage Direct Current
CV – Capacitance/Voltage Combination
ESR – Equivalent Series Resistance
IR – Insulation Resistance
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: John C. Boan
Vice President, Marketing
SOURCE KEMET Corporation
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