Isola Announces Conversion Service in the Wake of Global Shortages of RF Substrates
(OMX Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
24-Hour Design Review Offered to RF, Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Designers
and PCB Fabricators to Convert to Isola Substrates in Order to Get to Market
CHANDLER, Ariz., 2014-07-17 21:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
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 its technical staff would offer a conversion
service for PCB fabricators of radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave
applications. This global 24-hour design review service will enable PCB
fabricators to quickly and cost-effectively transition their current RF
substrates to Isola's RF products and eliminate the production backlogs caused
by the current shortages of RF substrates. The company also announced that it
has increased production of its RF-related materials; Isola's materials are in
stock and ready to ship – as opposed to other laminate suppliers that have
extended their lead-times to as long as 12 weeks.
As part of Isola's design review, the company's technical staff will respond to
customer requests within 24 hours of the inquiry and work to provide on a
turnkey basis all of the calculations, testing, characterizations and material
recommendations to assist PCB fabricators and OEMs to convert to Isola's
materials. This service will also address some of the commonly held
misperceptions about the difficulties of migrating from a currently used
material to an Isola material, including the cost of ownership related to
material processing, the equivalency of materials available in the market,
concerns about thermal conductivity and heat dissipation and PCB fabricator
support and credentials.
While other material suppliers' manufacturing capacities are limited, making
scale-up to full production nearly impossible, Isola's suite of modern,
extremely cost-effective substrate alternatives are best in class and have no
capacity limitations. Isola has increased production of its very-low loss
materials including I-Tera®MT, I-Tera MT RF, TerraGreen™ and Astra®MT in
response to increased lead times by other suppliers in the RF market. Isola has
substantial available manufacturing capacity at its ten manufacturing
facilities around the world.
Current Isola customers have realized a 50 percent lower cost of ownership due
to the processing and pricing advantages of Isola's materials versus Rogers'
3000 and 4000 series and similar competitive products from Arlon and Taconic.
Isola's very-low loss materials are ideal for printed circuit designs that
operate at wireless communication (700 MHz to 3500 MHz) and higher
millimeter-wave frequencies of up to 110 GHz.
Target applications include 24 GHz and 76 to 79 GHz frequencies in use for
advanced driver assistance packages, such as adaptive cruise control, collision
avoidance, blind spot detection, lane departure warning and stop-and-go
systems. Additional applications for Isola's RF/microwave materials include
power amplifiers, base station antennas, DAS antennas, CPE antennas, feed
networks, point-to-point microwave links, millimeter wave applications, GPS
satellite antennas and other advanced radar applications.
To inquire about the 24-hour design review service, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
http://www.isola-group.com/conversion-service. For more information about the
company's RF materials, please visit
Isola Group S.à 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
multilayer 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
Tiffany C. Zinn
Global Marketing Communications Manager
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