Heat Sinks

Cooling Powerful Electronics with Powerful Sand

July 19th, 2016

(July 13, 2016) Recently, associate professor Baratunde Cola of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology uncovered the “potential of silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer…read more

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3D Printed Heat Sink Performs as Well as Conventional Heat Sinks with Annealing Process

July 12th, 2016

(July 8, 2016) Recently, Tong Wu, of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, led a team of researchers who have discovered that manufacturers can create 3D printed heat sinks that can perform…read more

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Calculation Corner: Estimating The Effect Of Flow Bypass On Parallel Plate-Fin Heat Sink Performance

July 8th, 2016

by Bob Simons – Reprinted from ElectronicsCooling, Feb., 2004 [Formatted by B. Guenin, 4/4/16] In past issues of ElectronicsCooling, methodologies were presented for estimating parallel plate-fin heat sink thermal resistance [1] and pressure drop [2].…read more

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Pluggable Optics Modules – Thermal Specifications, Part 1

July 7th, 2016

Bonnie Mack and Terence Graham 1. Introduction Pluggable optics modules, (POMs), such as SFP, QSFP, QSFP+, QSFP28, CFP, CFP2, and CFP4 transceivers, are optical interface devices that are connected to a PCB through ports in…read more

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Special Adhesives to Better Medical Equipment

June 21st, 2016

(June 13, 2016) Device manufacturers are making more accurate, compact medical equipment with electronics technology. MedicalPlasticsNews.com reported that they are using “pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs)” which were “developed as a heat sink attachment method to eliminate…read more

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How to Choose the Right Solution for Effective Heat Management

June 7th, 2016

(June 3, 2016) Because electronics have shrunk significantly in recent years, the solutions to cool them must be adjusted. Electropages.com suggests “a case-specific analysis must be performed as each application is subject to different circumstances,”…read more

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New Skived-Copper Fan Heat-sink Keeps Intel Servers Cool

May 18th, 2016

JARO has recently released their new low-profile, 1U CPU cooler with a heat-sink and blower, model JCC00066. Specifically designed for use with data storage, high-density, backup, or cloud servers, JARO’s cooler works well for Intel processors…read more

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New Market Entry of Sealed Enclosure Coolers

April 11th, 2016

As their “first step” into the sealed enclosure cooling market, Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) has recently launched its HSC, HPC and LNC series of sealed enclosure cooler products. ACT said this about each of their…read more

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Diamonds May Take Silicon’s Place in Future Smartphones

March 28th, 2016

A startup called Akhan Semi suggests lab-grown diamonds can cool electronics more efficiently than silicon. Silicon costs a lot to keep cool, but lab-grown diamonds could eliminate cooling fans and heat sinks since they already…read more

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New TIMs That Offer High Thermal Conductivity

March 21st, 2016

Chomerics Europe, a division of Parker Hannifin, has recently revealed a new thermal interface material with high thermal conductivity and very low deflection force designed for effective heat dissipation in telecommunication, IT, and automotive applications,…read more

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Registration for Thermal Conference Opens

March 21st, 2016

ITherm 2016 has now opened registration for the conference running from May 31 to June 3, 2016 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. ITherm 2016 is the leading international conference for scientific and…read more

New High-Performance Thermal Interface Thin Film

March 1st, 2016

Fujipoly recently introduced its new thin film, thermal interface product, Sarcon® YR‐c. The Sarcon® YR‐c effectively eliminates near‐microscopic air gaps that exist between components when placed between a heat source such as a high‐performance semiconductor…read more

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New Smartphone to Use Heat Pipe Cooling

March 1st, 2016

Samsung has declared that the new Galaxy S7 will use heat pipes for its cooling system. Smartphones typically lack ventilation holes and fans, so smartphone companies are moving to adopt heat pipes “because the technology…read more

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Nominations Open for IEEE ITherm Achievement Award

February 8th, 2016

The biennial ITherm Achievement Award is open for nominations for 2016. The Award is presented in recognition of significant contributions made in thermal and thermomechanical management of electronics, of pioneering and sustaining electronics thermal/thermomechanical research…read more