KEMET Announces Non-Magnetic Capability for Tantalum Surface Mount Capacitors

GREENVILLE, S.C., -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced the release of a non-magnetic capability for tantalum surface mount capacitors. This option is ideal for applications with known sensitivity to the effects of magnetism in the industrial, medical, military and aerospace markets.

"KEMET's non-magnetic capability was developed in response to a growing demand for products that exhibit extremely low magnetic permeability," said Stanley Garrett, KEMET Technical Product Manager. "With this option, KEMET is able to achieve mu values, a measure of permeability, as low as 1.00001 mu on many MnO2 or Polymer tantalum surface mount capacitor series."

Applications such as sonobuoys, digital compasses, gyroscopes and medical imaging equipment can all benefit from the new non-magnetic option. The non-magnetic capability can be specified by adding the appropriate lead material code to existing KEMET part numbers. Please refer to the ordering information for this code in the desired tantalum surface mount series.

This solution will be complemented by a new ceramic series of surface mount non-magnetic products to be released later this year.


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