Increasing surface contact with ambient air for more heat transfer
Aavid, Thermal Division of Boyd Corporation’s represents the broadest Heat Sink offerings available today, from small stamped aluminum heat sinks for cooling discrete semiconductors at the board level to extremely large advanced fin types and unique geometries.
In addition to hundreds of standard part numbers with thousands of options, Aavid provides custom cut and machined extrusions, high heat transfer heat sink assemblies, and industry-specific heat sinks. Our advanced manufacturing methods enable us to fabricate optimized heat sinks to meet demanding application requirements.
With our expertise in wide variety of thermal management technologies, we’re able to design and manufacture heat sinks with other air cooling, two phase heat transfer, or liquid solutions to produce custom, more complete thermal management solutions specifically for your system. Two phase vapor chambers and heat pipes are common technologies paired with heat sinks to augment air cooling thermal performance.
View our heat sink solutions in the section below:
Heat Sink Solutions
Aluminum Extruded Heat Sinks
Hundreds of standard configurations including TIMs and mounting hardware available for common semiconductor devices.
Aluminum Extrusion Profiles
Available in raw bar, cut to length, or machined to specifications. Hundreds of optimized profiles.
Max Clip Heat Sinks
Save assembly time and costs while improving thermal performance with this system utilizing specialized clips and highly engineered aluminum extruded heat sinks.
Zipper Fin Heat Sink Assemblies
Zipper Fins allow for high fin aspect ratios and more design flexibility. Zipper fins are extremely cost efficient in larger volumes.
Stamped Heat Sinks
Heat sinks designed for cooling semiconductor devices on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Includes a variety of geometries, mounting options, and attachment types.
Skived Fin Heat Sinks
Higher fin densities and fin aspect ratios typical of heat sink assemblies without the bonding interface resistance between base and fins. Available in copper and aluminum.
Die Cast Heat Sinks
Casting allows for near net parts in complex geometries to reduce post-processing and interface resistance in assemblies.
Bonded & Brazed Fin Heat Sink Assemblies
Fins are epoxied, soldered, or brazed into an extruded or cast base in order to achieve a higher fin aspect ratio and fin density, vastly improving thermal performance.
Folded Fin Heat Sinks
Folded Fins enable higher fin densities and increased heat transfer from a single stamped sheet assembled on a base. Folded fin stock is also found in Extended Liquid Cold Plates, Heat Exchangers, or available separately.
Heat Sink Enhancement Solutions:
Fan Heat Sink Combinations
Improve heat sink performance with the addition of a fan or blower for increased airflow through fins.
Heat Spreading Heat Pipe Assemblies
Spread high density heat loads to optimize heat sink efficiency.
Transport Heat Pipe Assemblies
Transport heat to safer, remote dissipation regions.
Heat Spreading Vapor Chamber Assemblies
Spread high heat loads across the entire heat sink base.
3D Vapor Chambers & Assemblies
Maximize available volume with three-dimensional vapor chambers.
Encapsulated Graphite Heat Spreaders
Spread high heat loads using high conductivity graphite for lightweight applications.