KEMET's Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Ceramic Capacitors Offer Ideal Solution for Higher Reliability Applications

Aug 29, 2012, 16:05 ET from KEMET Corporation

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today highlighted its portfolio of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) ceramic surface mount capacitors in C0G and X7R dielectrics. These devices are well suited for applications including defense, aerospace and high reliability electronics.

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"Traditionally, there were concerns with the reliability of commercial products and their use in higher reliability applications. Engineers limited their choices to established reliability devices that were outlined in active military performance specifications or customer drawings that imposed specific testing criteria. Today, KEMET's COTS program addresses these concerns, providing an off-the-shelf commercial solution," stated Craig Scruggs, KEMET's Specialty Product Manager – Ceramics. "We are pleased to provide higher reliability commercial solutions at a lower cost to our customers."

KEMET's ceramic COTS capacitors undergo a series of rigorous tests and inspections that exceed the industry standard for commercial products.  They also fill the demand within the defense and aerospace industries for products with rated voltages, capacitance values and case sizes that are currently excluded from active Military Performance Specifications.

Typical markets include defense and aerospace, telecommunications, computer, industrial, lighting, medical (non-implantable), and alternative energy. COTS devices range in price from $0.20 to $2.50 and complement KEMET's Up-Screened High Voltage and High Temperature ceramics, custom ceramic solutions and new T543 Series Polymer Tantalum COTS.


Up-screened   Commercial parts that have been tested beyond the industry standard


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