GREENVILLE, S.C., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, honored patent recipients, as well as others who participated in the patent process, during its Patent Awards Luncheon on May 28, 2015. Plaques representing the twenty new patents joined those already on display on the Patent Wall at KEMET's U.S. Innovation Center in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
KEMET was granted a record number of twenty U.S. patents in Fiscal Year 2015. In addition to the new patents, KEMET innovation has driven more than 12,000 new products and a stream of new processes and platform releases in the last year emerging from its 33 PhDs, 501 engineers and global innovation centers.
Also honored was Jeff Poltorak, Technical Expert, Equipment Engineering, who was named KEMET Featured Inventor of the Year for his contributions towards tantalum anode equipment design as well as manufacturing methods and equipment for KEMET's newest surface mount polymer aluminum capacitor product line.
"It is my pleasure to officially recognize these scientists who have developed some of the most innovative ideas and cutting-edge products in the industry," said Dr. Philip Lessner, KEMET's Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. "Our unyielding focus remains in distinguishing ourselves as the industry leader in technology and innovation, positioning KEMET as the premier 'easy-to-design-in' provider of capacitance and electronic component solutions," continued Lessner.
KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. We offer our customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. Our vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." Additional information about KEMET can be found at http://www.kemet.com.
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