Heat Sinks

Syringe-Packaged Greases Satisfy Electrical and Thermal Conductivity Needs

June 9th, 2014

Intertronics now offers CircuitWorks’ syringe-packaged conductive greases, which provide electric and/or thermal conductivity for a range of applications. CircuitWorks’ new silicone-free heat sink grease will not harden or dry out while offering excellent thermal conductivity…read more

Thermally Conductive Plastic for LED Heat Sinks Reduces Lighting Costs

June 4th, 2014

Bayer Material Science has announced Makrolon® polycarbonate as the latest addition to its family of heat-resistant plastics designed specifically for LED heat sink applications. Compared with aluminum, this grade of Makrolon polycarbonate conduct similar thermal performance…read more

Built-in Heat Spreading for Efficient Thermoelectric Cooling of Concentrated Heat Loads

May 29th, 2014

Jeff Hershberger, Robert Smythe, Xiaoyi Gu and Richard F. Hill Laird Technologies, Inc. INTRODUCTION Thermoelectric cooling is an active thermal management technique.  A thermoelectric cooler (TEC) has two circuit boards which are typically Al2O3 plates…read more

High Power Thermoelectric Cold Plate for 19-Inch Racks

May 12th, 2014

Elite Thermal Engineering, a developer of high power, high performance thermoelectric cooling devices, has released a 19-inch version of its thermoelectric cooling plate OCP-300 and high power heat sink HS-004 created for use with 19-inch…read more

Non-Silicone Thermal Pad Offers Natural Tack, Good Insulation

March 10th, 2014

Tglobal Technology Co., Ltd. has released its new PC94 non-silicone thermally conductive pad. Ideal for electronic component, heat sink, LED and other thermal applications, the new soft pad features an acryl base, natural tack and…read more

Use of JEDEC Thermal Metrics in Calculating Chip Temperatures in Packages with Attached Heat Sinks

February 27th, 2014

Bruce Guenin Associate Technical Editor, Electronics Cooling   INTRODUCTION The previous column, “Use of JEDEC Thermal Metrics in Calculating Chip Temperatures (without Attached Heat Sinks)” dealt with the application of JEDEC thermal metrics to IC…read more

Heat Sink Series Provides Modular Cooling Options for Electrical Components

February 20th, 2014

Ohmite Manufacturing, a provider of thermal solutions and resistors, has released its new B60/C60 heat sink system ideal for use with high power density and small size (3U or 4U) electronic packaging with forced convection.…read more

Fansinks for High Temperature Applications

February 6th, 2014

CTS Corporation has announced the release of new fansinks for high temperature applications. Designed to absorb and disperse heat away from high temperature devices, the FHS series features an operating temperature range of -10°C to…read more

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

Hybrid Liquid-Air-Cooled Heat Sink for Extreme Environments

December 16th, 2013

CoolClouds, Inc. has announced the availability of a new class of heat sinks for use in high performance computers or extreme environments starting mid-Q1 2014. According to the company, SuprCool-PC is the first “in-chassis” heat…read more

Thermal Facts & Fairy Tales: How Useful Are Heat Sink Correlations for Design Purposes?

December 3rd, 2013

Clemens J.M. Lasance Guest Editor, Philips Research Emeritus, Consultant at SomelikeitCool I assume everybody agrees with the fact that it is pointless to devote precious space in this magazine to highlight again all problems related…read more

Patent for Heat Spreader for IC Package, and IC Package Clamper Having the Heat Spreader

November 22nd, 2013

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office has awarded patent No. 8, 587,947, “Heat Spreader for IC Package, and IC Package Clamper Having the Heat Spreader” to Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd. of Japan. According to…read more

Technique Combines Heat Sinks for More Effective Cooling

November 22nd, 2013

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a new two-phase technique they say is up to 50 percent more effective in cooling electronic systems compared to current cooling technology. Led by Lee Poh…read more

Heat Sink Watch Helps Wearer Manage Body Temperature

November 11th, 2013

Four engineering students at MIT have developed a thermoelectric bracelet designed to help wearers maintain a comfortable body temperature. Resembling a wristwatch, the invention, known as Wristify, monitors air and skin temperature and sends pulses…read more