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Tachyon-100G Named One of the 100 Hot Products of 2014

Tachyon-100G Laminate Materials Named One of the "100 Hot Products of 2014” by UBM Canon’s EDN Magazine

EDN Top 100CHANDLER, Ariz., November 18, 2014 — Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced that EDN magazine has named the Company’s Tachyon®-100G laminate materials one of the “100 Hot Products of 2014.” The 2014 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry’s most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness and popularity.

Intended for very high-speed digital applications up to and beyond speeds of 100 Gbps, Isola’s Tachyon-100G laminate materials exhibit electrical properties that are very stable over a broad frequency and temperature range. Tachyon-100G materials have the same electrical properties as its predecessor, Tachyon; however, its Z-axis CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion) is more than 30% lower. This makes Tachyon-100G materials better suited for fabricating high-layer-count, 0.8-mm pitch line cards with heavy 2-oz copper inner layers.

Tachyon-100G products use spread glass and reduced-profile copper to mitigate skew and improve rise times, reduce jitter, and increase eye width and height. The material provides a nominal dielectric constant of 3.02 that is stable between -55°C and +125°C up to 40 GHz. It also has a low nominal dissipation factor of 0.0021.

Tachyon-100G materials are available in optimized laminate and prepreg forms in typical thicknesses and standard panel sizes for high-speed digital multilayer backplanes and daughter cards.

“Of the many thousands of products announced during the past year, the EDN Hot 100 are the products that especially caught the attention of our editors and readers. We are pleased to share the tradition of showcasing these technologies as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of this program,” said Rich Pell, Executive and Chief Technical Editor, EDN.

The complete list of EDN’s Hot 100 products can be found online at: http://www.edn.com/electronics-products/other/4437460/EDN-Hot-100-products-of-2014/?_mc=pr_edn_bcs_hot100temp

“We are honored that Tachyon-100G material has been named an EDN Top 100 product. We appreciate the editors’ recognition of our Tachyon-100G material as one of the industry’s most significant products in 2014,” stated Tarun Amla, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Isola, who added, “We have completed a number of OEM qualifications due to the demand for this product as OEMs seek solutions for next-generation, 100 GbE applications.”

For more information about Tachyon-100G materials, please visit http://www.isola-group.com/products/tachyon-100g/.