Press Release

January 24, 2019

Panasonic Commercializes Halogen-free MEGTRON6 for Communications Infrastructure Equipment

Panasonic’s new halogen-free multi-layer circuit board material enables greater-capacity and higher-speed transmission of data communication, which will contribute to the popularization of 5th-generation (5G) mobile communication systems.

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has commercialized halogen-free[1], ultra-low transmission loss[2], multi-layer 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 multi-layer 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.

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