February 2018 – Thermal Management and Signal Integrity will be the focus for Ventec International Group, a global maker of insulated metal substrates, thermally conductive polyimide & high reliability laminates and prepregs, at this year’s APEX show in San Diego (27th February – 1st March). On booth #818 the Ventec team will be on hand to demonstrate unique laminate & prepreg capability across a very wide range of applications and budgets. Show-highlights will feature the latest products from Ventec’s tec-thermal© and tec-speed© ranges as well as the launch of the much-anticipated micro eBook “The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates”.Show-highlights include:

APEX-debut: VT-5A2 highest performance thermally conductive laminate material
Ventec’s highest performance thermally conductive laminate material so far will make its APEX-debut: VT-5A2 offers a polymer matrix that is fully compatible with Ventec laminates, epoxy or polyimide-based materials including tec-speed, making it the ideal choice for the manufacture of hybrid multilayer low-loss constructions. VT-5A2 sets itself apart by offering highest performance thermal conductivity 8 times that of FR4 at 2.2 W/m.K, a high Tg of 190°C, best in class thermal performance (T260 >60 Minutes, T288 >30 Minutes and T300 >15 Minutes) and MOT of 150°C. VT-5A2 is lead-free assembly compatible, fulfils RoHS and WEEE requirements and complies with UL94 V0.

tec-speed© high-speed/low-loss materials 
The tec speed brand unites one of the most comprehensive range of products in high speed/low loss PCB material technology. By using an ultra-low Dk material with Dk values between 2.3 and 2.8 lower losses, lower system power requirements and with it, the delicate balance of performance and cost can be achieved. Higher layer counts on backplanes, daughter cards and hand-held’s are made possible in a smaller footprint by having smaller layer-to-layer separation without sacrificing trace width. Every tec speed product provides technological innovation, high performance and quality to customers to perfectly meet their needs.

Presenting space and aerospace PCB material capability
Ventec manufactures its polyimide and thin-core laminates using specially designed treaters with multiple stage filtration systems and 100% Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) for prepreg FOD-control. Most recently Ventec was the first and only laminator to receive IPC-4101 Qualified Products Listing. The IPC’s Validation Services Program qualified VT-90H and VT-901 to specification sheet 41 of IPC-4101E (Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards), putting Ventec in a market-leading position within the military, space and aerospace electronics supply chain.

VT-90H (UL-94 HB) and VT-901 (UL-94 V0) are exceptional material solutions for high reliability ML rigid and flex rigid PCBs for use in thermally challenging environments, with high Td (VT-901=395, VT-90H=408), a Tg of 250oC and Low-Axis CTE (50). Both polyimide materials provide the extremely high reliability performance particularly demanded by military and aerospace as well as downhole drilling and similarly challenging applications.

Micro e-book promotion: “The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to…™ Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates”
Launched in time for APEX, “The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to…™ Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates” by Ventec’s Didier Mauve and Ian Mayoh in collaboration with I Connect007 provides the PCB designer with the essential information required to understand the thermal, electrical, and mechanical characteristics of insulated metal substrate (IMS) laminates, in order to select and specify the most appropriate material for a particular thermal management application, and to achieve a reliable and cost-effective design. A download link will be provided to booth-visitors for a free e-copy of the guide.

All these and more can be seen at the Ventec APEX booth #818.

Further information about Ventec’s solutions and the company’s wide variety of products, is available at www.venteclaminates.com and/or by downloading the Ventec APP.