Interviews

Leo Satellite FW Blog2
Circuit Materials Meet Critical Needs for LEOS
  Thousands of satellites surround the Earth in their own orbital slots and even their own constellations, at distinct altitudes. They help communicate with distant places, track weather, and, with the Global Positioning System (GPS), find distant places here on Earth. Closest to Earth, low Earth orbit satellites (LEOS)…
Managing Materials For MmWave Circuits AlexIppich
The Importance of Circuit Board Material for Millimeter-wave Circuits
Growing demands for higher data rates and real-time video require wide bandwidths that are only available at 24 GHz and above. This calls for more than simple network infrastructure additions or modifications as the shorter wavelengths at these frequencies propagate over shorter distances than at microwave frequencies. For expanding 5G…
Why So Many Circuits ML Blog
Why So Many Circuit Materials?
Printed electronic circuits are part of everything we do, in growing numbers of electronic devices for computing, communications, transportation and many other functions. Those circuits, once so simple, now embrace many technologies, including analog, digital, DC power, and RF/microwave signal paths. To design printed circuit boards (PCBs) for those…
Circuit Materials Fit Into 5g Microcells AP
Packing mmWave Circuits into 5G Microcells
Fifth Generation (5G) wireless cellular networks promise performance that will meet every mobile user’s need, including reliable voice service, fast data, and steady video links. But such achievements will not come overnight, and they will call for a 5G network infrastructure with more cell sites than ever, capable of transmitting…
A Tour of the New Isola Factory: Investing in North America
A Tour of the New Isola Factory: Investing in America
I recently toured Isola’s new 118,000-squarefoot low-volume, high-mix manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. The facility’s construction began in 2020 and, like many building projects, was delayed because of the COVID19 pandemic. Building a new factory during the pandemic was certainly a challenge but the team persevered and the new greenfield…
Machining Materials Multi Circuits
Machining Materials for Multilayer Circuits
Electronic products continue to add functions in smaller packages, even for traditionally large systems such as computer servers and wired telecommunications networks. Multilayer circuits are essential for providing more electronic capabilities in smaller sizes, often relying on highly integrated circuits (ICs) and surface-mount-technology components to fit all the functions. Reliable…
Jim Hartzell Pcb007 Interview
From DesignCon: Isola Navigating a Challenging Supply Stream
Feature Interview by the I-Connect Editorial Team in August. Nolan Johnson and Andy Shaughnessy visited with Jim Hartzell of Isola to learn about how the company has thrived in the past 18 months, despite some real supply chain backlogs. Jim also talks about new products, and what’s on the horizon…
Mg Pcb007 Interview Isola Release of IS550H
Isola Releases IS550H Material: Interview with Experts
Interview by Nolan Johnson Nolan Johnson speaks with Michael Gay of Isola and Chris Hunrath of Insulectro about the release of their new halogen-free, high-thermal reliability material, which they hope fills the gap in the market between epoxies and polyimides.   Nolan Johnson: I understand there’s something new…
Isola featured at OEM Forum
Isola featured at OEM Forum “The Heat is On! Finding PCB Materials that Like It Hot!”
    Last week, Isola was featured at OEM Forum as the special guest on Insulectro’s webinar “The Heat is On! Finding PCB Materials That Like it Hot.” Learn from our experts as they discuss the importance of thermal reliable materials.   The session was hosted by Insulectro’s…
Travis Interview
PCB007 Interview with Travis Kelly: Maintaining Continuity of Supply
On April 9, Barry Matties spoke with Travis Kelly, Isola president and CEO. Travis gave an update on Isola’s responses to the COVID-19 challenges in materials manufacturing. Travis discusses how Isola is managing their supply chain by leveraging our global footprint to to fulfill increasing demand. The audio and…