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New Type of Graphene Could Increase Processor Clock Speeds

May 23rd, 2016

(May 19, 2016) Recently, scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Institute of Physics and Technology RAS, and Tohoku University (Japan), have developed a new type of graphene-based transistor, whose modeling…read more

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Recall On Overheating Laptop Battery Packs

May 17th, 2016

(March 31, 2016) Toshiba recently issued a voluntary recall on its laptop battery packs for potential burn and fire hazards from overheating. According to ConsumerReports.org, the battery packs were manufactured by Panasonic and installed in…read more

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Tesla Powerwall Comes with Unexpected, Loud Electronic Hum

May 9th, 2016

With the recent residential installations of Tesla’s Powerwall home battery systems, customers have been reporting an unwanted loud electronic humming sound . Breitbart.com reported, “a German customer measured a noise level from a Powerwall installed…read more

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Liquid Cooling Used in New Off-Grid Power Generator and Water Purifier

May 3rd, 2016

(April 7, 2016) Watly has recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the final needed funds for the release of its water sanitizing and electricity generating computer powered entirely by solar energy. The Watly 3.0…read more

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New USB Type-C Connectors and Cable Assemblies

May 2nd, 2016

Heilind Electronics has recently added Molex USB Type-C shielded I/O connectors and cable assemblies to its stock. The Type-C connectors offer a “more compact design” with “greater PCB savings, while allowing high-frequency mating in data,…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 Approach to Simulate Nanoscale Thermoelectric Materials

April 18th, 2016

(April 7th, 2016) A research group led by Joe Feser, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, has developed a new approach to simulating nanoscale heat transfer in materials,…read more

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Application of Diamond Heat Spreaders for the Thermal Management of GaN Devices

April 14th, 2016

Application of Diamond Heat Spreaders for the Thermal Management of GaN Devices Thomas Obeloer*, Bruce Bolliger Element Six Technologies 3901 Burton Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054 *thomas.obeloer@e6.com   Yong Han, Boon Long Lau, Gongyue Tang,…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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Overheating Causes 911 System Failure

April 4th, 2016

Due to a problem with the computer cooling system, 911 service was down for about four hours recently in Buffalo, New York’s Erie County. According to Time Warner Cable News, the room at the Public…read more

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New Coolers for Laser Diodes Released

March 29th, 2016

Recently Rogers Corporation’s Power Electronics Solutions (PES) group has released its new curamik CoolPerformance Plus coolers. Roger’s said that “curamik CoolPerformance Plus is an advanced liquid-cooled material designed to dissipate large amounts of heat and…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 Particle Creates Less Heat, Saves Energy

March 28th, 2016

Researchers have discovered a new particle that doesn’t consume a lot of energy, and thus doesn’t require an elaborate cooling system. It is called the Weyl fermion, a particle that only exists inside materials and…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