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March 11th, 2014

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Gummy Electrolyte Could Reduce Battery Fire Hazard

March 10th, 2014

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new conductive gum-like material that could improve the safety of lithium ion batteries. Used in laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices, lithium ion batteries are capable of…read more

TTI Analyzers Offer Low-Cost Solution for Non-Invasive Thermal Design Verification

March 7th, 2014

Microsanj, a supplier of high-resolution thermoreflectance thermal imaging systems, tools and consulting services, has announced the availability of its NT100/NT110 thermoreflectance thermal image analyzers starting at $45,000. The availability of the NT100 sub-micon spatial resolution…read more

Magnetic Refrigeration Could Replace Compressor Systems

March 7th, 2014

Researchers working in GE labs have used special magnetic materials to generate temperatures cold enough to freeze water in a breakthrough that could find its way into commercial refrigerators by the end of the decade.…read more

Ultra-Thin Titanium Based Thermal Solution for Electronic Applications

February 28th, 2014

Payam Bozorgi and George Fleischman PiMEMS, Inc. Introduction As electronic system technology advances with continual increases in requirements leading to greater demand for higher power consumption, there have been growing challenges related to the design…read more

Bitcoin 2-Phase Immersion Cooling and the Implications for High Performance Computing

February 28th, 2014

Alex Kampl Allied Control Company Abstract Recently, Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining have aroused international interest.  This article describes the cooling challenges faced by Bitcoin miners and discusses the implications on the future of cooling for…read more

Potential Pitfalls of Hybrid Electrical-Thermal Measurements for Thermal Characterization

February 28th, 2014

Anurag Gupta, David H. Altman, Daniel P. Resler Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Introduction Electrical resistors are often used to simulate heat-dissipating electronic devices in thermal characterization of semiconductor devices. This article describes a study in…read more

Research Could Lead to New Thermal Flow Control Devices

February 4th, 2014

Researchers have proposed a new method of controlling heat flow similar to the way electronic components handle electrical current that could deliver more efficient thermal management in a variety of applications. Developed by scientists at…read more

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Carbon Nanotubes Boost Microprocessor Cooling

February 4th, 2014

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy have developed a new technique that combines carbon nanotubes and organic materials to enable more efficient cooling of microprocessor chips. While carbon nanotubes have long been known to…read more

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Thermal Management of Many-Core Processors Using Power Multiplexing

December 19th, 2013

Man Prakash Gupta and Satish Kumar G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology INTRODUCTION Due to the growing demands of higher performance and faster computing, the number of cores in a microprocessor…read more

Use of JEDEC Thermal Metrics in Calculating Chip Temperatures (without Attached Heat Sinks)

December 19th, 2013

Bruce Guenin Assoc. Technical Editor, Electronics Cooling INTRODUCTION JEDEC single-chip package thermal metrics are widely used as a means of characterizing the thermal performance of semiconductor packages. They correlate the peak temperature of a uniformly-heated…read more

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Bitcoin Mining Boosts Interest in Liquid Cooling

December 5th, 2013

A journalist’s recent visit to a secret Hong Kong Bitcoin mining facility reveals some of the newer cooling techniques in use to keep server temperatures from skyrocketing. Introduced in 2009, Bitcoin is an open-source peer-to-peer…read more

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Thermal Facts and Fairy Tales: Evolving the Role of the Thermal Engineer from Analyst to Architect

December 5th, 2013

Scott Johnson, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Brendon Holt, Raytheon Missile Systems   Evolving trends within the aerospace industry are creating a new set of challenges that directly influence thermal management choices and planning that…read more

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Defense Contractors to Develop Next-Gen Military Electronics Thermal Management

November 11th, 2013

U.S. Air Force officials have awarded multimillion dollar contracts to BAE Systems and Boeing Co. as part of DARPA’s Intrachip/Interchip Enhanced Cooling Applications (ICECool Applications) program. The ICECool program seeks to develop advanced electronics cooling…read more

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