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Isola's RF-Substrate Conversion Program Gains Momentum in Partnership With InnoSenT and KSG

August 19, 2014

CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2014 (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 a major qualification win in partnership with KSG Leiterplatten GmbH and InnoSenT GmbH. The joint conversion project among the three companies successfully tailored the dielectric properties of Isola's high-performance I- Teraź MT laminate material to match the properties of an incumbent product. Isola's dielectric substrates will now be used on existing volume products produced by InnoSenT, and the printed circuit boards will be manufactured by KSG. The conversion to Isola's materials provides InnoSenT with higher performance material without modifying the metallization of the PCB. Test results show that I-Tera MT delivers a lower insertion loss thereby increasing the safety margin of the system design. Isola's RF-engineering experts used an extensive suite of electronic design automation tools in the conversion initiative with InnoSenT and KSG, including simulation models of the critical test structures used to characterize the properties of PCBs. These simulations and analyses were able to target the required dielectric constant (Dk) of I-Tera MT. Isola's R&D was then able to engineer the dielectric properties of I-Tera MT to match the desired Dk at the operating frequency. Working closely with the technical teams at KSG and InnoSenT, Isola's RF-engineering experts and R&D staff completed the task in only a few days. Subsequently, Isola's R&D staff analyzed the tailored I-Tera MT materials using multiple techniques to verify and validate the desired Dk. I-Tera MT materials are currently in scale-up for production. To inquire about the 24-hour design review service, please contact technical- support@isola-group.com or visit http://www.isola-group.com/conversion- service. For more information about the company's RF materials, please visit http://www.isola-group.com/product-category/broadband-telecommunications-rf- microwave/. About Isola 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 http://www.isola-group.com/. About InnoSenT GmbH Established in 1999, InnoSenT is a leading manufacturer of radar sensors for industrial and automotive applications. Based in Donnersdorf, Germany, the company's products are used in a variety of applications, such as lane- departure warning systems, traffic management systems, door and gate access and alarm systems. InnoSenT serves over 140 customers in 40 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.innosent.de/home/. About KSG Leiterplatten GmbH (KSG) KSG Leiterplatten GmbH (KSG) is one of Germany's leading manufacturers of printed circuit boards. Its customers include companies from the industrial, electronics, automotive, medical technology and communications technology industries, as well as the entertainment electronics industry. The company, formed as ElektrogerÄtewerk Gornsdorf in 1956, was run as a state-owned company until being re-privatized in 1993. Headquartered in Gornsdorf, Germany, KSG currently employs around 630 people. For more information, visit http://ksg-web.cycro.info/. Isola, I-Tera and the Isola logo are registered trademarks of ISOLA USA Corp. in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are property of their respective companies. Copyright © 2014 Isola Group. All rights reserved. CONTACT: Editorial Contact: Tiffany C. ZinnGlobal Marketing Communications Manager Isola Group 480-282-6368 Tiffany.Zinn@isola-group.com This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Isola Group via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1849584]


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