Capacitors target military and aerospace applications.

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Designed to meet requirements of MIL-PRF-55365 and MIL-STD-1580, Space Grade Series allows for designation of Weibull grading, surge current level, performance testing level, ESR, and termination finish. Fused versions are available for built-in circuit protection, and multiple anode designs are available for very low ESR values.



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KEMET Launches Space Grade Series of Capacitors New Product Optimized for Military/Aerospace Applications



GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 2, 2008) - KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) announced today that, as part of its continuing commitment to the defense and aerospace markets, the Company is introducing a new Space Grade Series of capacitors designed for use by military/aerospace customers in high-reliability space applications. This series meets the requirements of MIL-PRF-55365 as well as MIL-STD-1580. The capacitors in this series incorporate an intensive testing and screening protocol that can be customized to meet the customer's specific needs.

The part number is designed to allow for designation of Weibull grading (level C - 0.01%/k hours), surge current level (10 cycles at 25 C, 10 cycles -55 C and +85 C before/after Weibull grading), performance testing level (catalog details available options), ESR (low and standard), and termination finish. Fused versions are available for built-in circuit protection, and multiple anode designs are available for very low ESR values.

"KEMET's military and aerospace customers have expressed the need for capacitors that can withstand the rigors of space applications," said Dr. Philip Lessner, KEMET's Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist. "This series is KEMET's response to that need. Our new Space Grade Series offers features that are optimized for military/aerospace applications and provide an opportunity for the customer to specify the desired testing level."

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, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. KEMET's common stock is listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM.
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