KEMET Announces Release of New Military and Aerospace Tantalum Capacitors

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 16 /-- KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) announced today that they continue to expand their portfolio of Military and Aerospace grade capacitor offerings designated under the MIL-PRF-55365/8 (CWR11 Style) series. These recently released high reliability products are designed for use in military and aerospace mission critical applications such as radar, guidance systems, communications, targeting systems, and early warning systems.

"KEMET now offers the complete line of CWR11-style capacitors," stated Craig Scruggs, Technical Product Manager. "These capacitors have high reliability and bring expanded capacitance and voltage ratings. These marked enhancements will give our customers the ability to meet the demands of the environments in which their products operate with confidence. This addition enhances KEMET's position as the capacitor supplier with the highest number of Qualified Products Lists (QPL) products," continued Scruggs.

These additions to the CWR11 Style series allow for complete coverage under this MIL-PRF specification, which is focused on established long term reliability, and offers KEMET customers the value of single point sourcing. As with all products in this series, these new offerings incorporate the advanced testing and grading required in high reliability Military and Aerospace grade products including surge current testing to insure product robustness, Weibull grading to establish long term reliability, and a variety of termination options such as solder plate, solder fused, hot solder dip, and gold to meet the broad needs of our customers and the extreme environments to which these products are targeted.

KEMET Corporation (KEM) 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. Additional information about KEMET can be found at .

CONTACT: Dean W. Dimke, Director of Corporate and Investor Communications, KEMET Corporation, +1-954-766-2806,

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