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Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has commercialized halogen-free, ultra-low transmission loss , multilayer circuit board material, called Halogen-free MEGTRON6 (Representative part number: R-5375), suited for communications infrastructure equipment such as fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication systems. Production will begin in April 2019.
With the upcoming launch of 5G mobile communication system services, greater-capacity and faster data transmission speeds will be needed. Multi-layer circuit board material used as a key component in equipment such as servers and routers that support core systems for communications networks will require halogen-free material from the viewpoint of environmental protection, not to mention high-capacity and high-speed data transmission. Panasonic has commercialized this multilayer circuit board material that is ideal for communications infrastructure equipment by achieving a halogen-free material that shows low transmission loss, high heat resistance, and high reliability, based on the company's proprietary resin design technology and compounding technology.
1. Low transmission loss with halogen-free material, thereby contributing to high-capacity and high-speed data transmission
There is a growing need for environment-friendly halogen-free material for circuit board materials used in communications infrastructure equipment. To maintain flame retardation, the use of non-halogen flame retardants is necessary, but the downside was increased transmission loss, particularly in the high-frequency range. Achievement of large-capacity and high-speed transmission as required by communications infrastructure equipment by using halogen-free material was therefore a challenge. However, the company has now achieved flame retardation with halogen-free material as well as low transmission loss in the high-frequency range by applying its proprietary resin design technology and compounding technology. As a result, large-capacity and high-speed data transmission was achieved, which will contribute to the rollout of the 5G mobile communication system.
2. Reliable equipment operation by the use of highly heat-resistant, high-reliability multilayer circuit board material
This material, created using the company's own resin design technology and compounding technology, offers excellent reflow heat resistance, insulation reliability, and high glass transition temperature as well as a high thermal decomposition temperature. This multilayer circuit board material achieves high reliability in high-temperature environments, thereby contributing to reliable operation of communications infrastructure equipment.
3. The halogen-free material employed improves ease of manufacturing and processing of multi-layer circuit boards with over 20 layers.
This material achieves outstanding ease of manufacturing and processing in producing multilayer circuit boards with over 20 layers based on the company's own resin design technology, and enables the adoption of environment-friendly halogen-free circuit board material in communications infrastructure equipment that requires very high numbers of board layers.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 591 subsidiaries and 88 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.982 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2018. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers.