ITEQ Corporation, a Taiwan-based global leader in the development and manufacture of copper-clad laminates for printed circuit boards (PCBs), announced today the introduction of its next generation halogen-free low-loss product for ultrahigh-speed signal transmission. The product is available in two formats, as IT-988G with E-Glass, and IT-988GSE with low Dk Glass. At 28 Ghz, the typical Dk and DF for IT-988G (at 60% resin content) are 3.46 and 0.0025, respectively, while the typical Dk and DF for IT-988GSE are 3.28 and 0.0016, respectively. Both products will be available with ultralow profile copper. The glass transition temperature is in excess of 230° C and the product has very low expansion at ~2.5% (50-260° C range). Initial signal integrity tests on industry standard test vehicles show a 38 -50% lower insertion loss in a side-by-side comparison to incumbent competitive products with similar glass and copper.
Tarun Amla, Chief Technology Officer and EVP, noted, “IT-988G and IT-988GSE are first mover products that promise to enable higher than 56 Gbps per channel. This ultralow-loss product provides the market with a great option for building the high transmission rate technologies of the future. The attributes have been carefully tailored to make sure that the products can be seamlessly adopted into existing processes and platforms. It is our endeavor at ITEQ to be first to market with the best-in-class products and this is the latest manifestation of that philosophy.”
The product will be manufactured in ITEQ’s state-of-the-art facility in Taiwan and distributed globally. It is available for signal integrity sampling and building test vehicles with customers.
About ITEQ Corporation
Based in Hsinchu, Taiwan since its founding in 1997, ITEQ Coproration is a global leader in the development and manufacture of copper-clad laminate materials used for printed circuit boards (PCBs). The company has always been committed to developing the highest quality and most reliable laminate material products, through dedicated and focused cutting-edge research and development and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and methods. ITEQ has grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of copper-clad laminates and its products are used for advanced multilayer printed circuit boards that go into a wide range of applications, including automotive, aerospace, servers, storage, mobile phones, communications, and other electronic equipment. For more information about ITEQ please visit www.iteq.com.tw