Tantalum Capacitors suit defense and aerospace applications.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring DSCC (Defense Supply Center, Columbus) qualification, T493 COTS MnO2 Series meets high-reliability requirements of critical decoupling and filtering applications. Surface mount units offer various lead-frame plating, Weibull grading, and surge current testing options. Standard, low, and ultra-low ESR options are available.

Original Press Release:

KEMET Announces DSCC Qualified Parts for Military and Aerospace Applications

GREENVILLE, S.C., -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced new DSCC (Defense Supply Center, Columbus) qualified tantalum surface mount capacitors for defense and aerospace applications.

"DSCC qualification for our T493 Series is key for military and aerospace customers requiring this approval and demonstrates KEMET's commitment to critical applications," said Ed Jones, KEMET Business Development Manager for Advanced Tantalum Technologies. "This product release extends KEMET's leadership position for COTS type CWR11 Style capacitors with the largest CV and ESR options available in the industry."

KEMET's approved capacitors meet the requirements, specifications and standards outlined in DSCC Drawing 07016, complementing our DSCC Drawing 95158 products with additional part type and ESR offerings. DSCC qualification applies to the T493 Military/Aerospace COTS MnO2 Series.

More Information on T493 Military/Aerospace COTS MnO2 Series

The KEMET T493 Series is designed for the high reliability requirements of critical decoupling and filtering applications. This series is a surface mount product offering various lead-frame plating, Weibull grading, and surge current testing options. Standard, low, and ultra-low ESR options are available. Additional testing performed on all orders of this series includes the following:

-- Surge current 10 cycles -55/+85C

-- Visual examination 124 piece sample

-- Dimensional 124 piece sample

-- Solderability 12 piece sample

-- Resistance to solvent 12 piece sample


COTS - Commercial Off-the-Shelf

CV - Capacitance-Voltage

DSCC - Defense Supply Center, Columbus

ESR - Equivalent Series Resistance


KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." At the Investor Relations section of our web site at www.KEMET.com/IR, users may subscribe to KEMET news releases and find additional information about our Company. KEMET applies world class service and quality to deliver industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world's most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. Additional information about KEMET can be found at www.kemet.com.

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

Web Site: www.kemet.com

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