MicroCool Launches New, Revolutionary IGBT Base Plate Technology: MicroCool-Clad
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 24, 2012 – Wolverine’s MicroCool® Division is proud to announce its global License Agreement with Infineon Technologies AG for the development, manufacture, and sale of its current MDT technology combined with existing clad metal material to create a new product innovation, MicroCool®-Clad™.
“MicroCool®-Clad™, provides Infineon and other IGBT module manufactures around the world with the opportunity to fully leverage the improved bonding strength and heat spreading capability of copper with the lightweight, lower cost and additional reliability afforded by an aluminum pin structure in the fluid chamber,” said Peter Beucher, Director of MicroCool®. “Wolverine’s MicroCool® pin fin surface geometry is uniquely suited to deform 2.0mm of clad aluminum into a 6.0mm pin fin structure. We are able to approach copper cold plate thermal performance at lower cost and no nickel plating associated with all copper base plates.”
Wolverine Tube’s MicroCool® Division will display for the first time at the PCIM conference in Nuremberg, May 8-10th, several clad metal, integrated base plates. Wolverine will be prepared to discuss specific customer opportunities and build sample prototype base plates with a wide variety of straight line fins and pin fin structures to meet specific customer requirements. In conjunction with Infineon, Wolverine will be able to share thermal data and test results from cycle testing.
About Wolverine Tube, Inc.
Wolverine Tube, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of technically advanced, surface-enhanced copper and copper alloy tube, fabricated products, and high-tech brazing and joining products. Wolverine’s proprietary, custom-engineered tube products provide thermal management solutions for our customers in multiple markets including HVAC, refrigeration and appliance, electronics cooling, power generation, petrochemical and chemical processing. Wolverine delivers the most advanced metal surface technology enhancements for heat transfer solutions in today’s marketplace. For more information about Wolverine Tube, please visit: www.wlv.com
Wolverine’s MicroCool® Division provides industry-leading solutions for base plate, cold plate and total cooling loop system designs for computer systems and high-performance power electronics. For more information about MicroCool®, please visit: www.microcooling.com.
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2011 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.0 billion with close to 26,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.