Design

Thermal Foil Sheets Offer Advanced Thermal Management in Smartphones

April 13th, 2015

Angstron Materials Inc. has developed a family of thermal foil products ideal for smartphones, and other hand-held devices. The new thermal foil sheets have a thickness of from 5 um to 40 um and thermal…read more

ASU Engineer’s Computing Node Research Suggests Large Reduction in Energy Usage

April 7th, 2015

Carole-Jean Wu, computer scientist and engineer at Arizona State University, is gaining recognition for her work to improve energy efficiency of computing nodes, which includes everything from smartphones and tablets, to desktop processors and data…read more

Combination of Polymers Yields Advantages for Electronics Manufacturers and Lighting Industry

April 7th, 2015

The high cost of LED bulbs has resulted in manufacturers in the lighting industry to reduce costs and improve performance in the assembly process. Nicolas Sunderland, senior scientist, and Terry G. Davis, principal engineer of…read more

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Heatsink 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know Web Seminar

March 26th, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM US/Eastern Online Event This web seminar focuses on how heatsinks work and how to design a heatsink while considering all the critical factors such as size,…read more

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Overheating Issues Stall Release of Sony’s Xperia Z4

March 24th, 2015

The release of Sony’s Xperia Z4 has been delayed due to heat dissipation issues in the Snapdragon 810 processor in the device. The Snapdragon 810 chip reportedly has overheating issues and Sony is working to…read more

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New Data Center Design Reduces Space; Increases Cooling Productivity

March 24th, 2015

One company hopes to create an entirely new design for data centers for the industry. Vapor IO introduces a new “Data Center Aisle” concept.  This vapor chamber design encompasses a room filled with round black…read more

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Clear Encapsulant Ideal for Outdoor LED Lighting Applications

March 23rd, 2015

Dow Corning introduces a new clear and reliable Encapsulant for harsh outdoor LED lighting applications. The EI-1184 Silicone Encapsulant features high transparency, high weatherability, long lasting protection in harsh outdoor and indoor environments, and protection…read more

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Circuit Card Assembly Heat Sinks Embedded With Oscillating Heat Pipes

March 20th, 2015

Joe Boswell, Chris Smoot, Elliot Short, Nate Francis Introduction In this study, lightweight two-phase heat sinks embedded with the Oscillating Heat Pipe (OHP) technology are developed for the thermal management of military circuit card assemblies…read more

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Design Optimization of a Multi-Device Single-Phase Branching Microchannel Cold Plate

March 20th, 2015

 Ercan M. Dede   INTRODUCTION Single-phase liquid cooling is an established approach to the thermal management of highly-reliable hybrid vehicle power electronics. However, as the electrification of hybrid vehicles increases, and under-hood space becomes further…read more

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Thermal Power Plane Enabling Dual-Side Electrical Interconnects for High-Performance Chip Stacks

March 20th, 2015

Thomas Brunschwiler, Gerd Schlottig, Hubert Harrer and Stefano Oggioni Abstract In this report the design and performance of a thermally enhanced laminate called thermal power plane (TPP) is reported. It enables dual-side electrical interconnects to…read more

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Application Builder Assists in Development of Simulation App

December 9th, 2014

Last month, APEI introduced its new Application Builder, and has now announced the development of a multiphysics simulation application using this application builder. This new app “allows COMSOL software users to build an intuitive interface…read more

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THERMAL LIVE 2015

November 25th, 2014

THERMAL LIVE 2015 October 6 – 8, 2015 Online Event Featuring practical thermal management techniques and topics, this event includes roundtables, webinars and videos; and there’s no cost to attend. Program Highlights: LED Design Data…read more

Graphene Improves Touchscreen Technology

October 10th, 2014

Most touch screen technology in electronic devices today, such as smartphones and tablets, are made of an expensive and inflexible material known as Indium Tin Oxide. A group of researchers from the University of Surrey…read more

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Physicists and Researchers Encounter New Discovery

September 22nd, 2014

A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas teamed up with a group of physicist from all over the world and have discovered important results after heating graphene. The teams discovered that by heating…read more

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