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Book Review of Electronics Cooling (2016)

September 6th, 2016

by MP Divakar, PhD, Stack Design Automation Technical Editor, Electronics Cooling Online Electronics cooling engineers and designers are used to one constant in their professional lives: change. Most of it (as far as problem solving…read more

Heat Sinks Improved with 3D Printing

August 2nd, 2016

(July 18, 2016) The complimenting research done by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee Knoxville has found a way to improve the heat dissipation in electronics using 3D printing. According to 3DPrint.com,…read more

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3D Printed Smartphone Case to Include Cooling Fans for Sustained Pokemon Go Play

July 19th, 2016

(July 18, 2016) A 3D printed smartphone case that may better support and cool smartphones has recently been designed and prototype printed. Made to look like a real life Pokédex, SparkFun user NPOOLE created the…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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Software Update Leads to Device Failure by Overheating

May 2nd, 2016

(April 29, 2016) The new Nextfit Robin, an Android-based smartphone, experienced a major cooling malfunction after a recent software update which resulted in the phones overheating. The device normally heats up a bit when performing everyday…read more

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New Power Electronics Will Allow Army Vehicles’ Electronics to Operate at High Temperatures

April 4th, 2016

The US Army has awarded GE Aviation with a contract to develop silicon carbide-based power electronics that will allow high-voltage, next-generation ground vehicles to operate at higher temperatures. “The US Army’s implementation of [this technology…read more

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Overcoming Cooling Challenges Downloadable Webinar Now Available

March 21st, 2016

The recent Electronics Cooling with Autodesk CFD Webinar on how to ensure proper cooling as the electronics used in products change and improve is now available for download. Exploring ‘invisible elements’ like airflow and heat…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

NSA Finally Has a Plan for Their Superconducting Supercomputer

March 7th, 2016

The U.S. government has its eyes on “cryogenically cooled circuitry for tomorrow’s exascale computers,” reported Spectrum.IEEE.org, a dream over 50 years old. An electrical engineer of the NSA, Dudley Buck, “reported on his own work”…read more

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New 2D Semiconductor Performs Better Than Silicon

March 7th, 2016

A team of engineers from the University of Utah have discovered a new 2D semiconducting material that could outperform silicon, making electronics cooler and more efficient. “The semiconductor, made of the elements tin and oxygen,…read more

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More Energy Efficient Future Supercomputers Thanks to ATP Chemical Found in Humans

March 7th, 2016

Recently, scientists from McGill University have discovered that ATP, “a chemical which provides energy to cells inside the human body, could also power an energy efficient biological supercomputer,” according to Valuewalk.com. Valuewalk said the researchers…read more

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Quantum Heat Transfer Proven Possible Over Long Distances

February 15th, 2016

A research group at Aalto University, Finland, has discovered a way to efficiently cool down quantum processors without disturbing computer operations. According to Phys.org, the scientists, led by quantum physicist Mikko Möttönen, transported heat faster…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

New Lithium-Ion Battery Prevents Itself from Overheating

February 1st, 2016

Researchers at Stanford have designed the first lithium-ion battery that can shut down and restart on its own to prevent overheating. “The battery shuts [itself] down before overheating, then restarts immediately when the temperature cools,”…read more

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