Ceramic Capacitors offer extended X7R dielectric values.

Press Release Summary:

Open Mode/Fail Safe Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors feature capacitance values from 0.22-4.7 µF at rated voltages from 6.3-50 V in EIA 0805, 1206, and 1210 case sizes. Operating temperature range is -55 to +125°C, with zero bias capacitance shift limited to ±15% over that range. Designed with 100% pure matte tin-plated terminations, RoHS-compliant, surface-mount units meet requirements of AEC-Q200-Rev C and are suited for automotive circuits and power supplies.

Original Press Release:

KEMET Expands Surface-Mount Ceramic Open Mode-Fail Safe X7R MLCC Portfolio

Greenville, South Carolina (September 1, 2006) - KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) today announced the expansion of their "Open Mode/ Fail Safe" multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) portfolio with extended capacitance values in the X7R dielectric. The new extended capacitance values range from 0.22 microfarads to 4.7 microfarads at rated voltages from 6.3 to 50 volts in EIA 0805, 1206, and 1210 case sizes. These components, which are widely used in automotive circuits, power supplies (input and output filters), and any critical application where mechanical stress is a concern, meet the requirements of the Automotive Electronics Council's AEC-Q200-Rev C.
The operating temperature range of the X7R dielectric capacitor is between -55°C and +125°C, with zero bias capacitance shift limited to ±15% over that range. These capacitors are RoHS compliant, with 100% pure matte tin-plated terminations for excellent solderability.

"These components are designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a low-IR or short circuit condition in a board flex situation," said Corey Antoniades, Associate Product Line Manager, Ceramic Business Unit. "The development of this product line demonstrates our continued commitment to providing our customers with active solutions to their passive component needs using our leading-edge MLCC technology."

KEMET Corporation provides industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions, including the world's most complete line of surface-mount capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, and solid aluminum dielectrics, provided with the world's best quality, delivery, and service. KEMET's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. KEMET is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 certified company.

Contact: Dean W. Dimke
Director of Corporate and Marketing Communications

Corey Antoniades
Associate Product Manager
Ceramic Business Unit

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