Integrated Heat Pipe Assemblies
Although heat pipes themselves do not actually dissipate significant amounts of heat, they do effectively transfer heat without a large increase in temperature. This unique transfer capability allows them to transport or spread heat to a point remote from the heat generator.
A variety of basic heat sink technologies benefit from integrating heat pipes which improve conduction paths, reduce overall weight and raise thermal performance without increasing volume. The availability of a wide range of heat pipes sizes and power handling capabilities make them suitable for integration in heat sinks for 50W processors to multi kilowatt IGBTs.
Due to the large variety and diverse nature of customer requirement, most heat sinks using integrated heat pipes are developed specifically for the application. Heat Pipe assemblies have been used to solve thermal problems in desktop, notebook, computer servers, telecommunication, motor drives, UPS and transportation applications.