Ferro expands LTCC offering with cost-sensitive materials set

April 3, 2012 — Ferro Electronic Materials expanded its low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) portfolio, adding a line of cost-effective matched materials. The L8 LTCC system claims better performance over a greater range of frequencies and easier manufacturability than market alternatives.

The L8 LTCC system’s dielectric properties provide lower loss than competitive, price-sensitive LTCC products, Ferro reports, enabling lower-power components. L8 performs well at up to 40GHz (see the figure below). The lead-free, RoHS-compliant glass-ceramic formulation provides high strength and may be used in wire-bond, solderable, brazable, and plateable packaging applications.

Ferro supplies L8 ceramic tape with a full complement of matched metallization pastes that include silver, gold, plateable silver, and mixed-metal formulations. Gold and nickel may be electrolessly plated onto silver surfaces to improve performance in harsh environments and for easier wire bonding. L8 pastes have good printability and the material set has a broad processing window with multiple co-firing options with either belt or box furnaces.     

The L8 system is suitable for cost-sensitive low- to mid-frequency telecommunications, automotive, and medical modules, components and sensors as well as higher frequency aerospace, satellite and other high-reliability applications.

Learn more about the Ferro L8 LTCC product line in booth 9-212 at SMT Hybrid Packaging 2012, May 8-10 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Ferro Corporation is a global supplier of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers in electronics, solar, and other end markets. Learn more at http://www.ferro.com.

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