Hsinchu, Taiwan and Santa Clara, California, 10/17/2017 — 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 new halogen free IT-8350G and IT-8338G products for use in a range of RF
IT-8350G, with a nominal dielectric constant of 3.50 +/-0.04, is the next generation halogen free product for
legacy base stations, power amplifiers, 24 GHz automotive radar applications, 77 GHz short-range and
medium-range radar systems, 5 G base stations and mm wave applications, direct broadcast systems, and a
number of antenna applications.
IT-8338G, with a nominal dielectric constant of 3.38 +/- 0.04. is the next generation halogen free product for
base stations, power amplifiers, LNBs (low noise block down converters) for direct broadcast systems and
These products are built using Thermoset resins. The products have a Tg around 200°C and a decomposition
temperature (Td) in excess of 405°C.
The main advantages of these products over incumbent products are lower loss and halogen free composition
with dissipation factor around ~0.0024 at 10 GHz.
• The products offer excellent dimensional stability as a result of their thermoset make up.
• These products offer very stable DK/Df with temperature and humidity.
• One of the main advantages is the use of very low profile copper for reduced insertion loss. With the
use of special copper and reduced insertion loss, the effects of passive inter modulation (PIM) are
• The products are not prone to oxidation and thermal aging related issues common with the incumbent
• These products are highly suitable for hybrids and also offer the ability to make pure package high
layer count boards as a result of full prepreg offering. The fabrication process is much simpler and user
friendly compared to the incumbent products offering higher yields, better drillability, registration, and
a lower cost of ownership.
The laminate offering includes 10, 20, 30 & 60 mil thick laminates as well as thinner laminates required for
multilayer applications. The products will be manufactured in ITEQ’s state-of-the-art facility in Taiwan and
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ITEQ Corporation Announces Launch of Halogen-free IT-8350G and IT-8338G
For use in 24 GHz and 76-81 GHz automotive radar systems, millimeter wave applications,
antennas, and 5G base station applications
Tarun Amla, Chief Technology Officer and EVP, noted, “With the introduction of IT-8350G and IT-8338G, ITEQ
has filled the availability gap in RF halogen free space with next generation products where halogen free
product mandate is increasing rapidly. Our customers will find these ITEQ products address gaps in elevated
temperature aging performance, manufacturability, cost and availability with the existing halogenated
The products are available for sampling and building test vehicles with customers. The data sheets for these
products are available at www.iteq.com.tw