KEMET Expands Industry-Leading X7R 250 Volt Product Portfolio

KEMET, a leading global supplier of electronic components, has expanded its industry-leading X7R 250 volt multilayer ceramic capacitor series to include smaller case sizes and increased capacitance values. These compact surface mount technology footprints benefit designers in saving printed circuit board space while reaching capacitance values up to 0.47 microfarads and case sizes as small as 0603.

The X7R 250 volt product expansion supports the need for increasingly higher voltages in automotive applications such as lighting, electric charging, sensors and EMI suppression. In addition, 220 volt power systems are common across the globe, and small case size 250 volt X7R capacitors are ideal for high-power, small form factor devices. This series may be combined with KEMET’s flexible termination system to provide mechanical robustness, and complements KEMET’s portfolio of power inductor solutions.

For more information, please visit www.kemet.com/X7R.

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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 centres around the world. KEMET’s 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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May 2018 Ref: KEM311/A