KEMET Expands ESD Rated Ceramic Capacitor Product Portfolio

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, has expanded its electrostatic discharge (ESD) rated ceramic capacitor series into a complete product portfolio. Automotive and commercial grades are now available in EIA 0402, 0603, 0805 and 1206 case sizes with voltage ratings of 16 to 250 VDC. These devices provide miniaturization and enhanced flexibility to optimize ESD suppression, RF filtering, blocking, sensing, and circuit protection.

KEMET has expanded its electrostatic discharge (ESD) rated ceramic capacitor series into a complete product portfolio.

KEMET has expanded its electrostatic discharge (ESD) rated ceramic capacitor series into a complete product portfolio.

The product portfolio offers additional case sizes, voltage ranges, capacitance values and ESD ratings with more options for a wider variety of customer applications. Design engineers can choose either X7R or C0G dielectric for circuits requiring Class-II or Class-I stability and noise performance with the ability to design to given ESD criteria per the Human Body Model (HBM) AEC-Q200-002.

ESD events may cause undesirable operation in a circuit and possible damage due to human contact, which is a major cause of electronic equipment failures during circuit assembly or in the field. These issues are estimated to reduce assembly-line productivity by up to 33%. KEMETs ESD rated capacitors enhance circuit protection of integrated circuits, and smaller dimensions simplify designs while minimizing impact on overall form factor.

For more information, please visit www.kemet.com/esd.

About KEMET
KEMET Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of electronic components that meet the highest standards for quality, delivery and service. The company offers its customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of sensors, actuators and electromagnetic compatibility solutions. KEMET operates manufacturing facilities, sales and distribution centers around the world. The companys common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol KEM. Additional information about KEMET can be found at www.kemet.com.

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