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Surface Mount Ceramic Capacitors operate up to 200°C.

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February 7, 2014 - Featuring C0G dielectric, High Voltage-High Temperature (HV-HT) Series operates from 500–2,000 Vdc with capacitance range of 1 pF to 0.039 µF. Capacitors are designed to withstand harsh industrial environments in down-hole exploration, aerospace engine compartments, geophysical probes, under-the-hood automotive, and defense markets. Typical applications include circuits requiring low loss, switch mode power supplies, high voltage coupling, DC blocking, and voltage multiplier circuits.

Kemet Electronics Corp.

P.O. Box 5928, Greenville, SC, 29606, USA

Original Press Release

KEMET Introduces New Ceramic High Voltage-High Temperature Capacitors

Press release date: January 28, 2014

200 Degrees C Capable Devices Offer First-to-Market CV Values

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, is pleased to announce High Voltage-High Temperature (HV-HT) Series, 200 degrees C Capable Surface Mount Ceramic Capacitors in C0G Dielectric. This new product line offers industry-leading performance at extreme temperatures, patented C0G dielectric technology and greater volumetric efficiency over competitive high temperature precious metal electrode (PME) and base metal electrode (BME) ceramic capacitor devices.

The HV-HT Series capacitor is specifically designed to withstand harsh industrial environments in down-hole oil exploration, aerospace engine compartments, geophysical probes, under-the-hood automotive and defense markets. Typical applications include critical timing, tuning, circuits requiring low loss, circuits with pulse, high current, switch mode power supplies, high voltage coupling, DC blocking and voltage multiplier circuits.

"KEMET's new HV-HT Series capacitors retain high insulation resistance with high breakdown voltages and low dissipation factors at elevated temperatures up to 200 degrees C," said Dr. Abhijit Gurav, KEMET Vice President of Ceramic Technology. "They also exhibit low ESR at high frequencies and offer superior performance over existing X7R, BX and BR dielectric technologies. In addition, these capacitors are Lead-Free, RoHS and REACH Compliant without the need of any exemptions."

For more information, please visit www.kemet.com/highvoltage.

Glossary
CV – Capacitance/Voltage Combination
ESR – Equivalent Series Resistance

About KEMET
KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. We offer our customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry across all dielectrics, 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 www.kemet.com.

Contact:
Dr. John C. Boan
Vice President, Marketing
johnnyboan@kemet.com
954.766.2813

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.

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