Liquid Crystalline Polymer is a single-clad laminate.

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ZYVEX(TM) liquid crystalline polymer circuit material is designed for high performance electronics where high frequency, chemical resistance, and fine line high density interconnect (HDI) requirements are critical. ZYVEX TeraClad meets industry requirements for low/stable dielectric constant, low/stable dielectric loss, extremely low moisture absorption, high chemical resistance, matched in-plane CTE, and dimensional stability.



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Rogers Corp. Introduces ZYVEX(TM) Liquid Crystalline Polymer Materials



** For high performance electronics**

Rogers, CT, December 13, 2001: Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is introducing the first of its new ZYVEX(TM) liquid crystalline polymer circuit materials for high performance electronics where high frequency, chemical resistance, and fine line high density interconnect (HDI) requirements are critical. Rogers ZYVEX TeraClad(TM) material is a single-clad laminate, developed primarily for flexible circuit applications. Additional products will be introduced in 2002, which will extend the use of ZYVEX materials to most circuit applications, including rigid multi layers. These new materials provide a significant increase in design latitude when compared to existing materials such as polyimide. Benefits include excellent dimensional stability (high density ICs), reduced stress (high reliability), lays flat (efficient processing and handling), reduced variations in electrical performance (high speed in all environments), and allos thinner layers (minimal design changes). Rogers ZYVEX liquid crystalline polymer products are designed to meet today's industry requirements for low/stable dielectric constant, low/stable dielectric loss, extremely low moisture absorption, high chemical resistance, matched in-plane CTE, and excellent dimensional stability. The initial product offering is a single clad laminate; however, later offerings will include diclad laminates, bondply adhesives, and coverfilms. Rogers ZYVEX circuit materials are based on Vecstar(TM) liquid crystalline polymer films from Kuraray Co. Ltd. of Japan, and are a direct result of ongoing development between the two companies. Rogers Corporation, headquartered in Rogers, CT, U.S.A., develops and manufactures high performance specialty materials focusing on the wireless communications and computer markets. Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in Connecticut, Arizona, and Illinois in the U.S. and in Ghent, Belgium. Sales offices are located in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore. Rogers has joint ventures in Japan with Inoac Corporation, in Taiwan with Chang Chun Plastics, and in the U.S. with Mitsui Chemicals and with 3M Corporation. Rogers Website: www.rogers-corp.com

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