KEMET is First to Market with New Lead-Free Options for Tantalum Leaded Capacitors

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 30 /-- KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) announced today that KEMET is first to market with new RoHS- compliant/lead-free components in the Axial Molded (T322), Radial Molded (T340) and Commercial Herm Seal (T110/T140) capacitors. Standard tin/lead (Sn/Pb) versions will remain available. This expansion of RoHS-compliant/lead- free options for its tantalum leaded product line is in accordance with environmental legislation eliminating lead (Pb) from the manufacture of electronic components. More information and resources regarding KEMET's Green Product Roadmap for all product lines, including RoHS compliance, is available online at

"KEMET's expansion of RoHS-compliant options for the tantalum leaded product line reiterates our commitment to comply with relevant environmental regulations and fulfill customer requirements," said Per-Olof Loof, KEMET's Chief Executive Officer. "Our expeditious response to industry demand for environmentally-friendly components allows us to deliver RoHS-compliant products to the marketplace in our 'Easy-To-Buy-From' tradition."

The industry's lead-free initiative is being driven by environmental legislation, such as the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV), Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS), and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives.

KEMET Corporation is a preferred supplier of standardized components to the world's most demanding customers of quality, delivery, and service. KEMET's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. Additional information can be found at

CONTACT: Ed Jones, Product Manager of KEMET Corporation, +1-864-963-6333, or

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