Aavid Thermalloy News
|7/21/2016||E&E magazine Interviews Dean Gilliam, Managing Director at Aavid Kunze
An owner-operated traditional manufacturer is purchased by a significantly larger American company. This scenario does not only evoke positive associations in the electronics industry. However, such a takeover can be a positive development for companies, employees and customers. Dean Gilliam, Managing Director at Aavid Kunze, explains how this can be achieved in an interview with E&E.
|6/15/2016||Aavid Receives GE Customer Focus Award
As a result of consistently and efficiently delivering extraordinary technical thermal solutions through an excellent and dedicated Global Account Team over the last 5 years, Aavid has received this year’s GE Customer Focus Award. GE has partnered with Aavid on many projects since 1994, most recently the cooling solutions from tier 3 to tier 4 locomotives.
Adriana Druma, a Design Engineer from the California Aavid Design team, will present at the PLM Road Map™ 2016 for the High Tech Electronics & Medical Devices Communities in Santa Clara, CA on May 24th. Medical device innovation requires thermal engineering with the latest cooling technologies for optimal design.
|4/5/2016||Aavid Thermalloy and Aavid Kunze at PCIM EUROPE
Aavid Thermalloy and Aavid Kunze will be exhibiting cutting-edge technologies and applications at PCIM in Nuremberg May 10-12. Visit our stand n°141 in Hall 9.
|3-20-2016||Visit Aavid at APEC 2016
Aavid will be participating in the 2016 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. APEC is a premier event that focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business.
|2/29/2016||Check out Aavid's monthly newsletter.
This month features Aavid Liquid Cold Plates, Expanded Thermal Interface Material Offerings, and Aavid Niagara at AFCEA- West.» Aavid Newsletter
|2/9/2016||Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition
Visit Aavid at the 2016 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition, The UK's LARGEST regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition. Feb 9-11
Aavid announces it has acquired Niagara Thermal Products, LLC.
Based in Niagara Falls, NY, Niagara is an industry-leading provider of highly engineered thermal management solutions. With over 25 years of experience, Niagara’s extensive product portfolio of heat exchangers, heat sinks, chassis enclosures, cold plates, and heat transfer fins serves major customers in the aerospace, defense, alternative energy, marine, and industrial markets.
Aavid helped design wearable technology product honored for innovation at CES
Aavid Engineers helped Osterhout Design Group in developing the thermal design of an android computer worn on your face. Aavid's design team evaluated few surface designs and several internal structure options to enhance heat transfer from the internal hot devices to outside air which helped to keep the devices under their temperature limits during operation. They also explored ways to minimize the temperature of surfaces in contact with forehead.
Aavid will present technologies at Strategies in Light in London this month
Come visit Aavid at Strategies in Light where Giovanni Boldrini a design engineer at AAVID’s European design Center will present on Innovative High Performance Cooling Solutions including High-density die casting, Pulsating air movers, and Micro channel heat exchangers.
Aavid will be presenting an exciting new production process at Cooling Days
Come visit Aavid at Cooling Days where we will be presenting an exciting new production process and showcasing thermal solutions. Come see us at
Electronics Cooling & Thermal Management Congress & Exhibition.
Aavid Participates in First Thermal Live™ Online Event
Electronics Cooling Magazine is hosting Thermal Live™ 2015 on October 6-8. The free 3-day online event features webinars, roundtables, whitepapers, and videos focused on the latest thermal management techniques and topics. Aavid engineer Lee Jones will be presenting October 7 at 12:15 pm EST regarding Small Form Factor Cooling with Jet Air Mover Technology.
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Aavid Supports Solar Team Twente's Solar Racing Vehicle
Aavid's Design Center in Bologna, Italy has been supporting the Solar Team Twente in building their competitive solar racing vehicle. This year the Aavid team was able to further optimize the thermal solution and shave off over 75% of the weight of the original design. 2 years ago we reduced the weight from 1.5kg to 750g, now with available data about thermal performance we designed and are producing an heat sink 360g weight.
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Solar Team Website
New High Performance Thermal Interface Materials
Aavid announces the release of the most thermally conductive gap fillers on the market today by introducing three new lines of premium thermal interface materials. Utilizing Aavid's decades of thermal management expertise these new product lines, SuperThermal™ , SoftFlex™, and WaveBlocker™ offer extremely high thermal conductivity without sacrificing compliancy or workability.
Interface Materials Online
Aavid presents newly published paper at ASME interPACK in San Francisco
Aavid's CTO Sukhvinder Kang and Design Engineer Kayvan Abbasi published a paper on Temperature depression under heat sources with cylindrical contact thermocouples. Download the documents below.
Aavid Director Andy Grunes quoted in the Silicon Valley Business Journal on nano-technology material
The nano-copper material has been in development by Lockheed Martin in Palo Alto, CA for a few years and is now ready for show-time. Aavid's Director of Global Design contributed to an article and explained the power of the material and how it will benefit the thermal management industry. Such a material can do more than we fully understand today, but immediate applications include heat pipe assemblies, bonded fin heat sinks, and brazed liquid cold plates.Read Article
Aavid announces it has acquired Qfinsoft Technology Inc. (“Qfinsoft”).
Based in Rossland, BC, Canada. Qfinsoft specializes in developing software for the simulation of fluid flow, thermodynamics, and combustion processes. Its Qfin software is widely used in fluid flow and thermal management applications and its Qled software is the only product of its kind for solid state lighting applications.
Aavid announces it has acquired Kunze Folien (Kunze).
Based in Oberhaching near Munich, Germany, Kunze specializes in the design, manufacture and integration of thermally conductive films, heat sinks and transistor clips in power and other electronic environments.
Aavid will be presenting at PCIM Europe, Nuremberg, 19 – 21 May 2015
From May 19-21 2015, the industry's key international players will meet in Nuremburg to get up to the minute information on the newest trends and developments as well as state of the art solutions for the industry's most challenging problems.
Visit us in Hall 7- Booth 207
May 19-21, 2015
Download Hydrosink™ Technical Paper Presented at PCIM
|4/06/2015||Aavid to Present at Ansys Conference
Adriana Druma, an engineer at Aavid's California Design Center is going to be a presenter at the Ansys conference on April 21 in Santa Clara, CA. ANSYS' Convergence Conference features engineering experts and other thought leaders who offer best practices on ways to apply simulation technologies to create breakthrough products.
» Download presentation on Computer modeling of transport phenomena in RF ablation applicator
|3/20/2015||Design enhances LED bulb thermal management
In an article published by Electronic Specifier, Adriana Druma, a Design Engineer from Aavid, describes how design enhancement and an innovative production process can improve thermal management in LED light bulbs.
|3/13/2015||Aavid Joins the Green Grid
Aavid is now a member of the Green Grid which is promoting the use of liquid cooling as an energy efficient means of cooling.
Aavid offers the widest most innovative line of Liquid cold plate products. From standard to fully customized solutions.
Aavid looks forward to contributing at a high level with customers and suppliers. As a company we aspire to “Make a Difference” in the world.
|3/11/2015||Enova, Toulouse, FR
Visit Aavid Europe at Enova, Toulouse in France from March 11-12 at the 2015 showcase for innovation of new technologies including connected and embedded systems in electronic measurement, and vision and optics.
|1/22/2015||Andy Grunes, Director of Design Services for Aavid contributes to an article in Eureka Magazine
The article focuses on the unique challenges of designing and developing a waterproof wearable fitness device for swimmers.» View Article
|1/19/2015||Art and Engineering Global Challenge Winners Announced
It is our pleasure to announce the Aavid Art and Engineering Global Challenge winners.
» View photos on Aavid's facebook page
» Download Press Release
|2/10/2015||Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition
Visit Aavid at the 2015 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition, The UK's LARGEST regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition.
Aavid's European Headquarters Celebrates 50 Years
At its European facility in Bologna, Italy on Friday November 21st, Aavid Thermalloy celebrated five decades of providing innovative thermal solutions to the industries and markets we serve.
Aavid will Exhibit at Electronica
Come visit Aavid at the 26th international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications.
Visit Aavid Engineers at the Engineering Design Show
Come visit Aavid Design Engineers at the The award-winning Engineering Design Show being held at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena in Coventry
Aavid will be presenting new technologies at Cooling Days
Come visit Aavid at Cooling Days where we will be presenting new technologies including air movers, liquid cooling, and die casting.
Visit Aavid Thermalloy At Therminic 2014
At Therminic 2014, Aavid Design Europe (Aavid’s European Design Centre) will be highlighting an innovative casting technology and product design, testing, and prototype services being offered across a wide spectrum of market segments.
Aavid Thermalloy Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation
The first of three regional events featured selected displays of technology focused artwork from the 2014 Aavid Art and Engineering Global Challenge. All of our guests in attendance were able to vote on these highly creative works to select the top three regional winners for North America. We are proud to announce the winners below.
» View Art Exhibit Photos on our Facebook Page
Aavid & its president donate $20,000 to Laconia charities as part of 50th Anniversary celebration
Aavid marked its 50 the anniversary at a ceremony held at its Laconia headquarters Friday night which was attended by customers and local officials which featured its global art challenge "The Intersections of Art and Engineering", tours of its manufacturing facility and the presentation of two $10,000 checks to the City of Laconia for distribution to local charities.
Aavid Thermalloy Announces The Acquisition of Allcast
Aavid Thermalloy announced it has acquired Allcast, LLC (“Allcast”). Headquartered in Allenton, Wisconsin, Allcast designs, manufactures and distributes aluminum die casting products for LED lighting, recreational vehicle, consumer, and industrial applications.Read Press Release
Aavid Thermalloy Announces The Acquisition of Nuventix
Aavid Thermalloy announced it has acquired Nuventix. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Nuventix designs, manufactures and distributes fanless thermal management solutions, including its patented Synjet technology, for LED lighting applications.Read Press Release
Aavid Announces Global Art and Engineering Challenge
$40,000 in Cash Awards
Aavid invites the global community to join in celebrating 50 years of innovation with a global challenge, “The Intersections of Art and Engineering”. The challenge is a call for innovators, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to submit work exploring the connections between art and technology.» Contest Guidelines and Entry Form
» Download Press Release
Aavid will be presenting at PCIM Europe, Nuremberg, 20 – 22 May 2014
From May 20-22 2014, the industry's key international players will meet in Nuremburg to get up to the minute information on the newest trends and developments as well as state of the art solutions for the industry's most challenging problems.
Visit us in Hall 7- Stand 226
May 20-22, 2014
|3-7-2014||Aavid Laconia Facility Address Changed to 1 Aavid Circle
The city of Laconia, NH has granted Aavid's Laconia facility an address of 1 Aavid Circle. Aavid is celebrating its 50 year anniversary in Laconia where it was originally founded in 1964.
|3-16-2014||Dr. Sukhvinder Kang to present at APEC
Dr.Sukhvinder Kang to present "Thermal Management for Power Electronics used in Electric Drive Vehicles" at at the 2014 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. APEC is a premier event that focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business.
|2-14-2014||Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition
Visit Aavid at the 2014 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Exhibition, The UK's LARGEST regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition.
|1/9/2014||GE is partnering with Aavid
Laconia, New Hampshire
GE is partnering with Aavid to commercialize GE’s patented Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets (DCJ) technology. GE will work closely with Aavid to bring DCJ-based products to market. GE’s broad array of industrial businesses requires highly advanced and reliable electronics that are increasingly driving the need for advanced cooling solutions to enable system performance.Press Release
|9/24/2013||New Quick-Turn & Prototype Business Unit
The quick turn team, located at the new world headquarters in Laconia, NH, has expanded to include a complete manufacturing cell, along with engineering and design support.Download Press Release
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|9/9/2013||3rd Cooling Days
Wuerzburg, Germany, October 22-24,2013
This congress with the table-top exhibition and the related seminar days imparts basics, trends of engineering and expertise knowledge for thermal management and cooling systems.Please visit http://www.cooling-days.de/de for further information.
|7/2/2013||We Are Moving!
Aavid's Corporate Headquarters has moved. The Concord, NH office of Aavid Thermalloy LLC is open for business at our Laconia, NH location.
Aavid Thermalloy LLC
67 Primrose Drive
Laconia, NH 03246
Directions to Aavid Thermalloy Laconia (PDF)
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|5/1/2013||Aavid will be exhibiting new product lines at PCIM Europe
PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) is Europe's leading meeting-point for specialist in Power Electronics and its applications in Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management. From 14-16 May 2013, the industry's key international players will meet in Nuremberg to get up to the minute information on the newest trends and developments as well as state of the art solutions for the industry's most challenging problems. Aavid Thermalloy will be featuring its newly developed HydroSinkTM system as well as its new fans and blowers product lines. Come visit us and see the exciting new products and design services Aavid has to offer.» Visit us in Hall 7- Booth 226
Messezentrum NürnbergMesse GmbH
|2/28/2013||Aavid Corporation Announces New Product Line Offering
Aavid Corporation, the New Hampshire based global leader in providing thermal management, engineering, design and manufacturing solutions announces the addition of fans and blowers to their extensive global product line of total thermal solutions to the electronics market.» Download the Press Release here
Aavid Thermalloy's Global Lab Network Connects Firms with Best in Class Thermal Analysis.
Dr. Sukhvinder Kang, CTO of Aavid, sits down with John O'Day of the CoolingZone to discuss Aavid's Global lab capabilities.» Read article here
Aavid Named to Top 100 Private Companies List
Aavid is recognized in the Business NH Top 100 Private Companies in the September issue of Business NH Magazine. Aavid was ranked 16th in the list of companies instrumental in aiding business growth in the state in terms of annual revenue as well as being identified as one of the 20 fastest growing companies on the Private 100 list.» Download the press release here
Power Dev' Magazine Article
Aavid CTO, Sukhvinder Kang Ph.D., contributes to Power Dev' Magazine article, "Integrated cooling solutions hot up." Dr. Kang discusses advanced liquid cooling solutions in the thermal management of wind power applications as well as the versatility of expanding or reducing these product solutions for other applications.» Download the full article here
Aavid introduces new line of Liquid Cooling Systems
Now Aavid's liquid cooling systems ( LCS), coupled with our liquid cold plates (LCP), provides our customers with a total solution for applications in solar power, wind power, traction, electricity transmission and other high power equipment.» Download Liquid Cooling Systems Brochure
Aavid will be exhibiting at PCIM Europe, Nuremberg, 8 – 10 May 2012
International Conference and Exhibition for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) is Europe's leading meeting-point for specialist in Power Electronics and its applications in Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management. From 08-10 May 2012, the industry's key international players will meet in Nuremburg to get up to the minute information on the newest trends and developments as well as state of the art solutions for the industry's most challenging problems. Both Aavid's Power and Design Services divisions will be located in Hall 12-Booth 302. Come visit us and see the exciting products and design services Aavid has to offer.» Visit us in Hall 12- Booth 302
Messezentrum NürnbergMesse GmbH
Sukhvinder Kang, Ph.D. invited to present technical paper
Dr. Kang presented a technical paper titled; "Advanced Cooling for Power Electronics" at the International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems (CIPS) in Nuremburg Germany held 06-08 March 2012. The paper discusses cooling technologies that have evolved in step to remove increasing levels of heat dissipation and manage junction temperatures to achieve goals for efficiency, cost, and reliability. Previous concepts are reviewed and new concepts; including an air cooled heat sink, a thermosiphon heat sink, a vortex flow liquid cold plate and a shear flow direct contact cooling concept are described.» Download Paper
Aavid continues to support their local communities
Aavid donates equipment to a local college. The donated machinery and equipment will support a newly created Manufacturing Program that is scheduled to begin for the fall 2012 Semester.
|6/22 -24 2011||
Aavid will be exhibiting at the Wind Power Asia Show, in Beijing, China.
The Wind Power Asia Show has been the annual networking and trade platform for China's wind industry since 2003.
The event will take place at the National Convention Center in Beijing, China and Aavid will be exhibiting at Booth T15. Aavid will have a liquid cooling system on display.
For visitor information please see the link below.» WPA
Aavid will be exhibiting at PCIM in Nuremberg, Germany
PCIM Europe is the leading international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion & power quality, offering solutions for the pressing problems of the power industry.
The Power Thermal Solutions Division of Aavid Thermalloy will be exhibiting on Stand 12-122. Specifically it will be showing the latest brazed heat sink solutions for green energy markets for cooling wind and solar inverters and hybrid and electric vehicle fuel cells. Come and talk to our experts to see how they can help maximise the potential of your design.
For visitor information please see the link below.» PCIM Visitors
Guy Diemunsch presents a technical paper
Guy Diemunsch presented a technical paper titled "Keeping Your Key Chips Alive" at the International Automotive Power Electronics International Conference and Exhibition held on April 6 and 7, 2011 at La Ferme du Manet, Montigny Le Bretonneux, France. The technical paper discusses cooling technologies that are currently available and how they can be used to spread the heat, conduct it to or exchange it with ambient air which is the cold source available for an automobile. The paper reviews the key cooling parameters, adapts them to the automotive constraints and shows how to solve some critical problems. The key is to look at the heat density and reduce it all along the heat path to reach a level that can be managed with forced air convection. While the needed technologies are available, opportunities exist to improve cooling elements and reduce constraints to develop lower cost and more reliable solutions.
Guy also chaired the session on "Passive Components" and led the Panel discussion on this topic.» Download Presentation » Download Paper
Sukhvinder Kang speaks at the "Heat is On" symposium
Sukhvinder Kang spoke at the "Heat is On" symposium organized by MEPTEC on Monday, March 21 in San Jose CA. The topic of his talk was "Thermal management architectures for rack based electronics systems." The presentation covered a range of design options from simple air cooling to the use of thermosiphons and liquid cooling solutions to achieve very high thermal performance.