7 Benefits of Pre-Cured Pads in Thermal Interface Applications

Posted by Kris Hanson on May 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Concerned about the long-term reliability of dispensed, non-curing thermal interface solutions? What about cracking and pump-out that increase thermal resistance after aging and thermal shock? These are just a few of many important reasons to consider using pre-cured pads as a thermal transfer medium between a heat spreader and electrical components over wet-dispensed products that are prone to failure over time as in the example provided below.

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Topics: Thermal Interface Materials, Thermoplastic

How to Select the Right Thermal Interface Material

Posted by Kris Hanson on Sep 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

A common limiting factor in the advancement of electronics systems is heat. The need to manage heat removal with a cost effective solution is a significant driver in the design of many electronic devices. Thermal interfaces play a huge factor in a device’s operation both in performance and reliability. Thermal interface materials (also referenced as a “TIM”) are mostly thermally conductive, ceramic-filled systems with organic or silicone binders added to make them flowable for dispensing and processing. These materials can be used to accelerate heat dissipation and give the cost-effective method engineers need for flexibility to reduce overall size of the package.

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Topics: Thermal Interface Materials