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Panasonic Develops MEGTRON7 Multi-Layer Circuit Board Material with the Industry's Lowest Transmission Loss*1

Panasonic Corporation (TOKYO:6752) today announced that it has developed MEGTRON7 [1], a multi-layer circuit board material with the industry's lowest transmission loss*1, which meets the requirements for high-capacity and high-speed transmission of high-end servers, routers, etc., thereby contributing to the improvement of their signal processing performance.

Panasonic's Multi-Layer Circuit Board Materials "MEGTRON7" (Photo: Business Wire)

Panasonic's Multi-Layer Circuit Board Materials "MEGTRON7" (Photo: Business Wire)


1. The industry's lowest transmission loss*1 enables high-speed transmission
Dielectric constant (Dk) = 3.3 (@ 1 GHz)
Dissipation factor (Df) = 0.001, 1/2 vs. Panasonic's previous model*2 (@ 1 GHz)

2. Circuit board material with high heat resistance and high reliability facilitates the production of circuit boards comprising a greater number of layers

*1 As a high layer count circuit board material for high-end servers. As of May 28, 2014, according to Panasonic research.
*2 MEGTRON6 high-layer-count circuit board material.

Today, there is a growing need for high-speed processing of large volumes of data to keep up with the spread of information terminals, such as smartphones and tablet PCs, as well as social networking and video sites. To meet this need, high performance servers, routers and other equipment are under development. Playing a central role in such equipment, circuit board materials also require increased capacity and transmission speed, as well as a greater number of layers. Panasonic has succeeded in the development of a multi-layer circuit board material featuring the industry's lowest transmission loss*1, which contributes to a further increase in capacity and transmission speed.

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A new MEGTRON series multi-layer circuit board material developed to achieve high capacity and high-speed transmission for high-end servers, high-end routers, supercomputers, and other ICT infrastructure equipment. MEGTRON is a registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.74 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

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