Continuing its push into advanced technologies, capacitor supplier Kemet Corp. has purchased an equity position and entered a partnership with Lamina Ceramics, a Westhampton, N.J., supplier of multilayer ceramic products.
Kemet, Greenville, S.C., will work with Lamina to develop and commercialize high-performance, low-temperature co-fired ceramic-on-metal solutions for advanced electronics systems.
"The equity position in Lamina Ceramics is another step in Kemet's strategy to be on the leading edge of emerging technologies," said Jeff Graves, president and chief executive, in a statement. "The LTCC-M technology will enable Kemet to broaden its high-performance capacitance solutions to support our customers' ever-increasing technical requirements."
In July, Kemet announced it would reorganize its operations, moving commodity part manufacturing to Mexico and China while converting several U.S. facilities to develop advanced products. Kemet also acquired several high-voltage, high-temperature ceramic capacitor and filter lines from Greatbatch-Sierra Technologies Inc., Carson City, NV.