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KEMET Announces Low-Leakage 200 Degree C Tantalum Capacitors

KEMET Corporation announced its new T500 High Temperature MnO2 Series of tantalum surface-mount capacitors. The KEMET T500 Series is a high-temperature product that offers optimum performance characteristics in applications with operating temperatures up to 200° C. Typical applications include decoupling and filtering for various Measurement-While-Drilling or Monitoring-While-Drilling (MWD) technologies in the down-hole industry and high temperature requirements in the military, aerospace, and automotive industries.

Typical markets include alternative energy, industrial/lighting, transportation, and defense and aerospace. With high reliability, low leakage current and robust mechanical construction, the T500 Series can be a low total cost solution for high-temperature applications, and complement KEMET’s T498, T499, and high-temperature ceramic capacitors.

“KEMET is excited about our new T500 high-temperature tantalum surface-mount capacitor,” stated Conrado Hinojosa, KEMET Executive Vice President, Tantalum Business Group. “The technology incorporated into this product is truly leading edge and has resulted in the best +200° C rated tantalum capacitor available on the market today.”

“KEMET’s T500 Series is the first high-temperature product offered with an established reliability option and 100% surge current option,” said Dr. Phil Lessner, KEMET Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Marketing Officer. “With the lowest leakage current of any +200° C rated tantalum surface-mount device on the market today, T500 Series customers are assured of the highest reliability and most surge robust high-temperature tantalum capacitors in the industry,” continued Dr. Lessner.