KEMET Announces Major Expansion of Ceramic Through-Hole Portfolio New Voltage Offerings and Capacitance Extensions for Aximax & Goldmax

GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 21, 2007) - In its continuing commitment to lead the industry in capacitor technology, KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) today announces a major expansion in its ceramic through-hole product portfolio.

Capacitance values as well as voltage offerings in ceramic through-hole axial (Aximax) and radial (Goldmax) conformally coated product lines have been extended in virtually every available case size in X7R dielectric.

These new extensions meet the growing customer demand for higher capacitance offerings in through-hole technology. Radial through-hole components (C3xx series) are now available in capacitances up to 10uF, while axial through-hole components (C4xx series) are now available in capacitances up to 4.7uF. In addition, both technologies are now available in 25 and 250 Volt ratings for all case sizes.

With an operating temperature range between -55°C and +125°C, and with capacitance shift limited to ±15 percent over that range, these X7R devices are an excellent choice for electrical applications, general purpose applications and power supply circuits. In addition, all parts are environmentally friendly and in compliance with RoHS legislation.

"KEMET will continue to push the envelope for leading-edge through-hole product offerings," stated KEMET Product Line Manager Scott Carson. "While many other manufacturers are eliminating or de-emphasizing through-hole designs, we continue to focus on and support this important market. We strongly believe that it is part of our charter as The Capacitance Company."

Price ranges from $0.03 to $4.12 each for these new products depending on capacitance, voltage, case size and tolerance. Contact KEMET for additional details or visit for complete specifications and performance characteristics.

KEMET Corporation applies world-class service and quality to deliver industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world. KEMET offers the world's most complete line of surface-mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, aluminum (organic and electrolytic), film and paper dielectrics.
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