KEMET Corporation honored its 2008 United States patent recipients at its annual Patent Awards Luncheon on May 22, 2008, including Mike Randall for his Valve Metal Electromagnetic Interference Filter, U.S. Patent Number 7,211,740.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.”
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