Conduction Cooling Solutions Effectively Transfer Heat

Conduction cooling solutions rely on direct contact with materials with high thermal conductivity to effectively transfer heat. Conduction solutions can be simple like thermal interface materials, often a film or silicone pad embedded with high conductivity filler, or they can be more complex solutions like a lightweight aluminum chassis with an encapsulated graphite core.

In addition to a broad portfolio of traditional conduction solutions, Boyd Corporation is the world leader in creating advanced conduction solutions utilizing encapsulated graphite to combine lightweight, highly thermally conductive graphite into either machinable or flexible formats in our k-Core® product line.

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Key Benefits

One of the key benefits of conduction cooling solutions is that they are passive solutions that don’t require moving components, meaning high reliability, less wear and tear, and low maintenance.

Heat spreaders can be integrated into complex assemblies or geometries for high performance chassis or enclosures where internal volume is at a premium. Boyd's k-Core® technology and manufacturing processes enables extremely lightweight heat spreaders utilizing encapsulated graphite. Through precise control over the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) of our k-Core® products where we can create high performance Thermal Ground Plane (TGP) products. With a matching CTE, Thermal Ground Plane solutions significantly reduce thermal resistance at the die level and prevent shear between surfaces during thermal cycling. Customers can install our CTE matched products directly to their die, whether it’s silicon, silicon carbide (SiC), aluminum silicon carbide (AlSiC), gallium nitride (GaN) or any other material.

By utilizing flexible encapsulant materials like copper foil, aluminum foil, or polyimide film, thermal straps with k-Core® offer increased design flexibility while maintaining performance.

Boyd engineers are highly skilled in identifying the best material and/or geometry for your applications needs. Utilizing Boyd’s vast converting capabilities and capacity further enhances these thermal solutions, providing complete, ready to install solutions to our customers, saving assembly time and reducing costs.

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