KEMET Announces Release of New Military and Aerospace Tantalum Capacitors

Oct. 16, 2008

GREENVILLE, S.C. , Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 .


Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal security laws about KEMET Corporation (the "Company") financial condition and results of operations that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's beliefs and assumptions. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's judgment only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Factors that may cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to, availability, sourcing and pricing of raw materials, pressures on sales prices and volumes due to competition and economic conditions, reliance on and financial viability of significant customers, operating performance of joint ventures, alliances and other equity investments, technological advancements, employee relations, changes in construction spending, capital expenditures and long-term investments (including those related to unforeseen acquisition opportunities), continued availability of financial resources through financing arrangements and operations, outcomes of pending or threatened legal proceedings, negotiation of new or modifications of existing contracts for asset management and for property and equipment construction and acquisition, regulations governing tax laws, other governmental and authoritative bodies' policies and legislation, and proceeds received from the sale of assets held for disposal. In addition to these representative factors, forward-looking statements could be impacted by general domestic and international economic and industry conditions in the markets where the Company competes, such as changes in currency exchange rates, interest and inflation rates, recession and other economic and political factors over which the Company has no control. Other risks and uncertainties may be described from time to time in the Company's other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact: Dean W. Dimke Director of Corporate and Investor Communications 954-766-2806

SOURCE KEMET Corporation

Copyright © 2008 PR Newswire Association LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sponsored Recommendations

ADT Commercial establishes standalone organization, rebrands company to Everon completing GTCR acquisition

Everon draws on legacy of excellence in commercial security, fire and life safety, emerges as standalone full-line U.S. integrator and service provider

Four ways to stay a step ahead of security threats

It takes a team approach to meet the challenges of a vulnerable world.

Exclusive Q&A: Alula President Dave Mayne

Take a closer look at Alula's merger with M2M Services, as well as the future of the brand, product development, leadership and more

M2M Services and Alula join forces to redefine the future of smart security solutions

Operating under the name M2M Services, the combined entity will leverage the strengths of both companies.