Isola Certifies Streamline Circuits’ Process

Isola Certifies Streamline to Produce Complex, High-Layer Count PCBs Using I-Speed® & I-Tera® MT

Streamline Circuits Successfully Fabricates High-End PCBs Using
I-Speed & I-Tera MT

CHANDLER, Ariz., March 14, 2013 — Isola Group S.a.r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced today that it has certified Streamline Circuits’ process to produce high-layer count PCBs using I-Speed® and I-Tera MT® laminates as pure and hybrid multilayer packages.

Isola worked closely with Streamline to produce a number of PCBs for major OEMs using both I-Speed and I-TeraMT. Both companies have reviewed the data generated and agreed that Isola’s materials satisfy their current requirements. In addition to providing an immediate solution to some designs that require lower-loss solutions, I-Speed and I-Tera MT are also thermally more robust and have a lower cost of ownership than other competitive products. I-Tera MT is especially beneficial here because it has a shorter lamination cycle and cures at a lower temperature.

I-Speed and I-Tera MT were recently commercialized after being validated by US, Canadian, Asian and European customers on a number of industry-standard design test vehicles. For instance, both products have been tested electrically using the top-three industry-standard signal integrity test vehicles (SI TVs). I-Speed and I-Tera MT have an insertion loss of 0.46 and 0.34 dB/in at 4 GHz respectively on the IPC TM-650 2.5.5.12 test vehicle.

I-Speed and I-Tera MT have also been tested on high-layer count backplanes and line cards for thermal robustness. Both have passed 15X reflows at 265°C “as received” and 10X reflows after humidity and temperature conditioning at 35°C, 85% RH and 336 hours (14 days) on designs that also have multiple internal 2 oz. planes with 1.0 and 0.8 mm pitch densities. Both products also include more spread-glass options (i.e. 1035, 1067, 1078 and 1086) in their prepreg and laminate offerings to improve CAF and mitigate micro-Dk effects in very high-speed digital applications. Both products will also be supplied with a very low-profile copper with 2 µm surface roughness (Rz) copper foil, otherwise known as VLP-2 copper.

About Isola
Isola Group S.a.r.l., headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is a global material sciences company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs used to fabricate advanced multi-layer printed circuit boards. The company’s high-performance materials are used in sophisticated electronic applications in the communications infrastructure, computing/networking, military, medical, aerospace and automotive industries. For more information, visit our website at http://www.isola−group.com/.

About Streamline Circuits
Streamline Circuits is a leading provider of high quality printed circuit boards. Streamline Circuits is committed to providing customers the most advanced technology, quality and engineering support available. Customers take advantage of these resources to develop a cost effective product in a time sensitive manner. This is critical for today’s customers who want and need to get their quality products to market first. For more information, visit http://www.streamlinecircuits.com/

14 March 2013

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