KEMET Recognizes FY08 Patent Recipients

GREENVILLE, S.C., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation
(NYSE: KEM) honored its FY08 United States patent recipients at its annual
Patent Awards Luncheon on May 22, 2008. KEMET employees received patents in
areas such as low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and Equivalent Series
Inductance (ESL) capacitor design, novel ceramic capacitor electrode
compositions, formation of dielectrics on tantalum and aluminum, and design
of new capacitor manufacturing equipment. Each patent holder received a
commemorative plaque and got a chance to summarize his or her invention and
explain its importance. Plaques representing the twelve new patents joined
the more than 100 already on display on the Patent Wall at KEMET's US
Innovation Center in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

"It was a distinct pleasure to officially recognize these scientists
who have provided us with some of the most innovative ideas and
cutting-edge products in the industry," said Dr. Philip Lessner, KEMET's
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientist. "Their work is evidence of
our continued pursuit of excellence in capacitance technology. It also
helps ensure that KEMET, as The Capacitance Company, remains a technology
leader."

KEMET employees currently hold 79 active US patents.

US Patents Issued During Fiscal Year 2008:

7,207,103-Powder Compaction Press and Method for Manufacturing of
Capacitor Anodes
Inventor: Jeff Poltorak

7,211,740-Valve Metal Electromagnetic Interference Filter
Inventor: Mike Randall

7,221,554-Method of Electrolytic Deposition of an Intrinsically Conductive
Polymer Upon a Non-Conductive Substrate
Inventors: Keith Brenneman, Keith Moore, Phil Lessner

7,248,462-Method of Anodizing Valve Metal Derived Anode Bodies and
Electrolyte Therefor
Inventors: Brian Melody, Tony Kinard, David Wheeler

7,277,269-Refractory Metal Nickel Electrodes for Capacitors
Inventors: Daniel Barber, Aiying Wang, Mike Randall, Aziz Tajuddin

7,280,342-Low Inductance High ESR Capacitor
Inventors: Mike Randall, Allen Hill, Peter Blais, Garry Renner, Randal
Vaughan, Aziz Tajuddin

7,291,235-Thermal Dissipating Capacitor and Electrical Component
Comprising Same
Inventor: John Prymak

7,292,429-Low Inductance Capacitor
Inventors: Mike Randall, John Prymak, Aziz Tajuddin

7,330,347-Capacitor
Inventors: Helge Clasen, Ralf Deisenhofer

7,342,773-Capacitor containing Aluminum Anode Foil Anodized in Low Water
Content Glycerine-Phosphate Electrolyte
Inventors: Albert Harrington, Tony Kinard, Brian Melody, David Wheeler,
Duane Stenzinger

7,342,775-Fluted Anode with Minimal Density Gradients and Capacitor
Comprising Same
Inventors: Randy Hahn, Jake Qiu

7,348,194-Electrode Compositions Containing Carbon Nanotubes for Solid
Electrolyte Capacitors
Inventors: Antony Chacko, James Chen, Randy Hahn, Tony Kinard, Phil
Lessner, Brian Melody

KEMET Corporation applies world-class service and quality to deliver
industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers
around the world. KEMET offers the world's most complete line of surface-
mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic,
film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. KEMET's common stock
is listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. Additional
information about KEMET can be found at http://www.kemet.com.

Contact: Dean W. Dimke
Director of Corporate and
Marketing Communication
954-766-2809
[email protected]

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