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Wieland Microcool Joint Venture established to take high-tech cooling applications to the next level

Wieland Microcool Joint Venture established to take high-tech cooling applications to the next level

The Wieland Group and Wolverine Tube have joined forces for the cooling of power electronics and semi-conductors.

Wieland’s leadership in the Joint Venture will ensure global availability and excellent customer support for the superior technology developed by Wolverine over several years.

Effective January 1, 2019, the Wieland Group entered into a joint venture agreement with Wolverine Tube to form Wieland Microcool, a leading global technology provider for highly efficient electronics cooling applications.

The newly formed company operates facilities in the USA (Decatur, AL) and China (Shanghai). Wieland Microcool serves the rapidly rising global demand for liquid cooling solutions for power semi-conductors in a variety of applications such as eMobility, autonomous driving, renewable energy applications, and data-centers.

“With its proprietary Micro Deformation Technology Wieland Microcool will be able to offer the market ultra-compact, high performance coldplate, heatsink and baseplate designs that offer excellent heat transfer coefficients coupled with homogeneous uniform cooling and low pressure drop. Wieland Microcool is perfectly positioned to meet the demanding and further increasing cooling requirements for high power densities in power-electronics and semiconductors”, says Sy-Jenq Loong, General Manager of Wieland Microcool, LLC.

For the Wieland Group the formation of Wieland Microcool marks yet another step to expand its growing Thermal Solutions business as a provider of thermal system solutions for an energy-efficient, sustainable future.

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Bernd Graßhof
President Thermal Solutions, Senior Vice President Wieland Group
bernd.grasshof@wieland.com

Christine Schossig
Vice President Marketing & Communications
christine.schossig@wieland.com

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MicroCool launches new MicroCool Tool cold plate simulator

Huntsville, Ala., March 5, 2014  — Wolverine’s MicroCool Division has announced the launch of its new MicroCool Tool, an interactive, thermal simulator for cold plates that can be applied to a diverse range of electronic cooling applications including CPU configurations, racks, servers, GPU graphics chips, high-output LEDs, power modules, IGBTs, power semiconductors, and FETs.

“MicroCool Tool provides an invaluable resource for engineers who need to quickly and accurately determine which MDT fin or pin fin geometry will be best suited for their single-phase cooling requirements,” said Peter Beucher, general manager of the MicroCool® Division.  “This additional MicroCool® engineering service is made available confidentially, at no cost to thermal engineers around the world.”

MicroCool Tool makes it easy to model accurate and reliable micro-channel design possibilities within minutes. With just a few inputs, the correlation-based software can quickly provide thermal resistance, cold plate, and fluid temperatures, as well as pressure drop performance. The tool also provides a complete graphical output of the thermal simulations (including 3D views) and generates output with graphs and a complete set of data with incremental calculation results.

This online software was developed in conjunction with John Thome, Professor of Heat and Mass Transfer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Thome is recognized as an industry leader in heat transfer and long term author of Wolverine Tube’s “Data Book”, which can be found at www.microcooling.com/technology.

To learn more about MicroCool Tool visit our website www.microcooltool.com.

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.

Media Contact:
Sy-Jenq Loong
1-800-633-4078

New MicroCool website unveils new standard cold plate products

Huntsville, Ala., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Wolverine’s Microcool Division has launched its redesigned MicroCooling.com website and unveiled its new Online Store featuring commercially available MicroCool® Standard Cold Plates for the IGBT Power Electronic and CPU markets.

“The launch of the new Online Store is an important milestone for MicroCool and expands our footprint in the liquid cooling of computer systems and high-performance power electronics.” said Peter Beucher, director of MicroCool®. “Now we can quickly respond to our customers’ specific requirements by offering a complete line of readily available standard cold plates as well as custom cold plate designs with unsurpassed thermal and pressure drop performance.”

The new site’s MicroCool® Online Store offers standard, semi-custom, and custom cold plate design options designed to fit most of the common IGBT and CPU configurations used today. The Online Store platform is designed to give customers fast and easy access to a commercial stockpile of MicroCool® aluminum standard cold plates. Semi-custom and custom cold plates are built-to-order and are available for customers in need of a unique liquid cooling solution.

MicroCool® will add new features to the site over time and plans to release its MicroCool® Tool in the first quarter of 2013.  This new online tool is a cold plate simulator with a user-friendly interface designed to quickly provide thermal resistance, cold plate, and fluid temperatures, as well as pressure drop performance with just a few easy inputs.

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.

Media Contact:
Sy-Jenq Loong
1-800-633-4078

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 the existing clad metal material to create a new product innovation, MicroCool-Clad.

“MicroCool-Clad, provides Infineon and other IGBT module manufacturers 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.

About Infineon

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.

Media Contact:
Sy-Jenq Loong
1-800-633-4078

 

IBM Aquasar Launch

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 26 2010 – IBM has announced the successful launch of the pilot operation of its newly developed Zero Emissions Liquid Cooled, Blade Server, Aquasar, within the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).  IBM worked closely with Wolverine’s MicroCool™ Division to develop the innovative liquid cooling components within this new high performance computer which consumes up to 40 percent less energy compared to a similar system using air cooling technology. The pilot operation at ETH also provides warmth to the university building through the direct use of waste heat from the computer.

IBM and Wolverine have been collaborating for almost three years on Aquasar’s Zero Emissions Blade Server concept. The goal of this pilot operation was to create a state-of-the-art data centre driven by the newest supercomputers which utilize a waste heat recovery, liquid loop to maintain operating temperatures without the use of auxiliary air conditioning or chillers. The novel IBM blade server relies on a proprietary MicroCool™cold plate and integrated Wolverine copper liquid cooling loop to maintain the entire electronic foot print below 80OC, with a 60O C inlet fluid made up of water.

Wolverine worked closely with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)’s John Thome, Professor of Heat and Mass transfer, to design and develop a MicroCool™ channel geometry and cold plate construction to meet this difficult thermal performance objective. Wolverine utilized its patented Micro Deformation Technology (MDT) to design the IBM MicroCool™cold plate. Wolverine also fully leveraged its tube forming and joining expertise to produce a light weight and compact integral copper loop with maximum thermal performance and reliability.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to provide the liquid cooling components for IBM’s first-of-a-kind water-cooled supercomputer,” said Wolverine’s MicroCool™ Division’s Manager, Engineering and Manufacturing, Sy-Jenq Loong. “By fully leveraging our core joining technology and expertise, we designed a thermally-efficient cooling loop with minimal joints, resulting in a more robust cooling system with cost saving benefits.”

At Aquasar’s kick- off meeting, IBM’s Senior Vice President of R&D, John Kelly, Ph.D., announced the company’s commitment to a global platform of liquid cooled blade servers to reduce the electrical consumption generated by the air conditioning systems of today’s data centres. The future development of faster and more power hungry micro-processors makes this technical achievement even more critical for next generation data centres.

Click here to see photos of Aquasar on Flickr.

Click here to learn more about Aquasar on YouTube.

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.

Media Contact:
Sy-Jenq Loong
1-800-633-4078

 

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