ITL Circuits Completes Isola’s Certification Program
North American PCB fabricator is certified to process Isola’s I-Speed® laminate materials.
CHANDLER, Ariz., June 18, 2015 — Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced that ITL Circuits has completed Isola’s Certification Program. Isola’s technical services team audited ITL to confirm that its manufacturing operations conform to the standards established in IPC-A-600, “Acceptability of Printed Boards” and to IPC-6012, “Qualification and Performance Specification for Rigid Printed Boards.” These IPC standards set forth the criteria for PCB workmanship, providing comprehensive acceptance criteria for all types of surface and internal conditions of PCBs. The Isola Certification Program recognizes that ITL is now qualified to build high-layer count PCBs using Isola’s I-Speed® materials.
Fred Hickman, Senior Director of High Speed Digital Products at Isola stated, “ITL’s qualification on I-Speed materials is a win-win for both companies. I-Speed is a uniquely positioned high-speed digital product that has excellent electrical and thermal properties. It has also shown best in class performance on a variety of different CAF coupons. I-Speed materials are priced very competitively in the mid-to-low loss market space. I-Speed IS, a low-Dk glass version of the material, is available for OEMs needing additional improvements in insertion loss and skew mitigation for higher data-rate applications.”
As a benefit of Isola’s Certification, ITL will receive direct factory support, product training and immediate access to Isola’s entire product line. As Isola introduces new materials to support emerging markets and applications, OEMs may require additional technical support to migrate to these new materials. OEMs can rely on the credibility and expertise of certified PCB fabricators, such as ITL, to assist with the migration to new materials.
George Papas, Engineering Manager at ITL Circuits states, "The certification will allow us to expand our raw material selection in the high-speed digital market. We look forward to using this material."