Digi-Key Introduces KEMET's New Expanded Electronic Components Portfolio

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - January 15, 2014

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced the ability to distribute KEMET's new expanded product offering, giving engineers and purchasers the most advanced range of passive and electromechanical technologies from a single supplier.

KEMET announced its alliance with NEC TOKIN in 2013 and has now added a broad range of the Japanese manufacturer's advanced technologies. As part of the first phase of this joint venture, KEMET's extensive selection of capacitor technologies will now be enhanced with the following electronic component products:

  • Expanded range of tantalum capacitors
  • Supercapacitors
  • Electromechanical devices (EMDs), including signal relays
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) devices, including Flex Suppressor® sheets, EMI cores, metal composite inductors and AC line filters

"Digi-Key is pleased to partner with KEMET to offer these expanded product lines. The alliance between KEMET and NEC TOKIN allows Digi-Key to access these additional technologies and provide them to our global customer base," said Tom Busher, Vice President, Global Interconnect, Passive, and Electromechanical product at Digi-Key. "We look forward to advancing our relationship with KEMET, and are excited about the new possibilities this enhanced selection of products will give to our customers' designs."

"Digi-Key's global reach, design support capabilities, and stocking strategy make them an obvious choice for distributing KEMET's new line of electronic components," said Graeme Dorkings, KEMET Vice President of Global Distribution Sales. "We are excited to provide these new technologies to the Digi-Key customer base and to build on our successful partnership."

KEMET's expanded product offering from NEC TOKIN is available for immediate shipment now by visiting the Digi-Key website.

About KEMET Corporation

KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. We offer our 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. Our vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." Additional information about KEMET can be found at www.kemet.com.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the www.digikey.com.au.