KEMET Expands 100% RoHS, REACH and AEC-Q200 Compliant Leaded MLCCs

GREENVILLE, SC--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced the expansion of its Goldmax and Aximax leaded Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLCC) product line to include 100% RoHS, REACH and AEC-Q200 compliant offerings. These radial and axial components feature industry-leading voltage ranges, rendering them ideal for the automotive market.

"KEMET's Goldmax and Aximax automotive grade capacitors combine robust performance with versatile assembly and are well-suited for a variety of applications," said Adriana Sanchez, KEMET Associate Product Manager. "In addition to being both lead- and halogen-free, these components are in compliance with the EU Commission Directive 2016/774, addressing the needs of our automotive customers."

Automotive grade Goldmax and Aximax capacitors are designed for a range of applications including wiper, power window and sunroof motors as well as seat belt, transmission and alternator sensors.

Leaded MLCCs are often a preferred solution in environments where mounting space is limited. They can be weld- or crimp-mounted, eliminating the need for a PCB, resulting in overall cost savings. In addition, leaded capacitors are non-polar and can be easily integrated into an existing circuit.

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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 across all dielectrics, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. KEMET's corporate headquarters are in South Carolina; the company also operates manufacturing facilities, sales and distribution centers around the world. KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." Additional information about KEMET can be found at

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