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Electronics Cooling March 2015 Issue Now Online

February 24th, 2015

Don’t miss out on the March 2015 issue of Electronics Cooling, which includes feature articles on Design Optimization of a Multi-device Single-phase Branching Microchannel Cold Plate; Circuit Card Assembly Heat Sinks; Thermal Power Plane Enabling…read more

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Nutella used as a Thermal Paste

February 20th, 2015

On February 5, which was World Nutella Day, Cool Master celebrated the hazelnut-chocolate spread by using Nutella as a thermal paste. The firm heated the Nutella first and cleaned the CPU before applying the spread.…read more

Graphene Improves Anti-Corrosion Coatings

February 20th, 2015

2-DTech has secured a UK grant for £100,000 to finance a project with a goal of finding a way to improve anti-corrosive coatings through incorporation of graphene. Graphene is a better alternative to copper because…read more

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Ultra-thin and Flexible Thermal Management Device to be Commercialized

February 20th, 2015

An agreement between Kelvin Thermal Technologies and the University of Colorado was struck in order to develop flexible and thin thermal management technologies. This research was also funded by the US Department of Defense under…read more

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World’s Thinnest Silicon Transistor Produced by Research Team

February 10th, 2015

A group of researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering, lead by assistant professor Deji Akinwande, have successfully created the world’s thinnest silicon transistor. These transistors generate less heat, use less energy, and pave the…read more

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New Method of Producing High-quality Graphene Cuts Production Costs

February 10th, 2015

Ph.D. candidate Shou-En Zhu and his colleagues have developed a new method of producing graphene that reduces the cost from $1,200 dollars a piece to just over a dollar per piece. The most common method…read more

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Rogers Corporation Acquires Arlon LLC

February 2nd, 2015

Rogers Corporation announced early last week that it has acquired Arlon LLC for $157 million dollars. This agreement will not affect Arlon Graphics LLC, which is a separate company. Rogers Corporation is known for manufacturing…read more

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Magnetic Graphene Yields Possibility of Faster Electronics

February 2nd, 2015

A group of scientists from the University of California, Riverside have successfully created graphene that has magnetic properties. Scientists accomplished this by placing a sheet of non-magnetic graphene on a layer of magnetic yttrium iron…read more

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Liquid Cooling Decreases Energy Consumption and Reduces Footprints

February 2nd, 2015

Icetope, a UK firm, partnered with Intel and the University of Leeds last year and launched a line of servers, which uses liquid cooling to cool electronics. The system, known as the PetaGen system, uses…read more

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Thermally Unsuitable Product Dropped from Upcoming Samsung Product Line

January 26th, 2015

Samsung reportedly dropped Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from its upcoming line of Galaxy S6 devices because Qualcomm’s 20nm processors aren’t running cool enough. “That core is a 20nm SoC with a new, DX11.2-capable GPU, H.265 encode…read more

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High Temperature Brings Down Data Center in Australia

January 19th, 2015

A heatwave that rose outside temperatures to 112 degrees Fahrenheit, brought iiNet’s data center down in Western Australia. The data center went offline due to equipment failures. Because servers can give off tremendous amounts of…read more

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Thermal Simulation to Improve LED Car Headlight Design

January 13th, 2015

Structural changes to LED headlights have generally been adding to the complexity of  its production, according to researchers. Certain car models come with a few choices of headlights, such as the new Audi TT which…read more

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Company Raises Funds to Pursue New Market Opportunities and Cooling Solutions

January 13th, 2015

Phononic announces it has raised $44.5 million dollars to develop solid-state cooling solutions for refrigeration and electronics cooling. Phononic’s approach to cooling and heating involves using solid-state technology to provide thermal management solutions. “The company…read more

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Need for Heat Spreaders Yields New Cooling Technologies

January 6th, 2015

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and a small business partner have announced they are developing technologies that will help electronics stay cool. With funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program,…read more