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Customer Change Notification​

Tantalum Polymer Surface Mount Black Epoxy Conversion

Update:
January 27, 2014

ID Number (DDMMYYYY): PCN-05082013-CMC Rev. 1
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Date:
August 5, 2013
ID Number (DDMMYYYY): PCN-05082013-CMC
Affected ProductsKEMET Tantalum Surface Mount (SMD) Polymer Series, included in Table 1, produced in Suzhou.
TA Polymer SMD Series
T520 Polymer Tantalum
T521 High Voltage Polymer Tantalum
T522 Reduced Leakage Polymer Tantalum
T525 125°C Rated Polymer Tantalum
T528 Low ESL/Facedown Terminal Polymer Tantalum
T530 High Capacitance/125°C Rated Polymer Tantalum
Table 1: Affected Polymer SMD Series with Black Epoxy Conversion
ChangeKEMET Suzhou plant has evaluated and qualified the new black epoxy material setting and will start the conversion from yellow to black.
Justification & BenefitsKEMET Suzhou plant has evaluated and qualified the new black epoxy material setting and will start the conversion from yellow to black. This conversion allows KEMET to be consistent and standardize with industry and minimize the future risk of potential raw material cost escalation/availability related to usage of yellow epoxy in specialized industries.
Effective Date & IdentificationThis change is planned to be implemented in 6 months, starting on date code of 1st week, February 2014. Both yellow and black epoxy material will be shipped until all finished goods inventory of yellow material is depleted. No changes in the part number will be implemented.
The Implementation Project steps are enclosed in this PCN.
The Qualification Pack Data is available upon request. Samples are available under request.
ContactCristina Mota Caetano
Tantalum Business Group Technical Product Marketing Director
KEMET Electronics Corporation (www.kemet.com)
Tel: +351 96 330 84 59
E-Mail: cristinacaetano@kemet.com



Color and Date Code Change
(No Impact in Part Number)



Implementation Project Plan

Ta Polymer SMD Series Conversion Plan Date Code
T520 Polymer Tantalum B, V, D, WConversion yellow to black DC 406 (1st week February 2014)
T520 Polymer Tantalum OthersConversion yellow to black DC 408
T521 High Voltage Polymer TantalumConversion yellow to black DC 406 (1st week February 2014)
T522 Reduced Leakage Polymer TantalumConversion yellow to black DC 410
T525 125°C Rated Polymer TantalumConversion yellow to black DC 411
T528 Low ESL/Facedown Terminal Polymer TantalumConversion yellow to black DC 412
T530 High Capacitance/125°C Rated Polymer TantalumConversion yellow to black DC 413

All impacted series are converted to black epoxy until March 31, 2014.