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KEMET Introduces Tantalum High Volumetric Efficiency Facedown MnO2 Technology

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today introduced its new Tantalum High Volumetric Efficiency (HVE) Facedown MnO2 T428 Series capacitors. These surface mountable devices are the latest addition to KEMET's High Reliability Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) family and offer increased power dissipation and enhanced ripple current capability.

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"This new package design offers the highest capacitance per volume of any molded leadframe product," said Dr. Philip Lessner, KEMET Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist. "It provides a broader, more direct path for heat to be dissipated through the capacitor than traditional construction. Additionally, the facedown construction offers higher power ratings per volume."

"KEMET's T428 Series was developed to provide the volumetric efficiency of a conformally coated capacitor in a pick-and-place friendly molded package," said Ed Jones, KEMET Product Manager, Specialty Tantalum Capacitors. "The planarity of the molded package eliminates potential issues associated with conformally coated tantalum surface mount devices."

The robust design features and testing protocol make this product ideal for use in the computer, industrial/lighting, telecommunications, defense and aerospace markets. Its performance characteristics are ideal for various high reliability applications such as decoupling and filtering in radar and switch mode power supplies.

T428 Series High Volumetric Efficiency Facedown MnO2 Bulletin

About KEMET

KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." At the Investor Relations section of our web site at http://ir.kemet.com/, 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 http://www.kemet.com.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about KEMET Corporation's (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.

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