MicroCool® has a global License Agreement with Infineon Technologies AG for the development, manufacture, and sale of its new MicroCool® Clad IGBT base plate. MicroCool® Clad combines all of the advantages of Micro Deformation Technology (MDT) with a customized clad metal (patent pending) substrate to create its newest IGBT product innovation.
MicroCool® CLAD technology provides Infineon and other IGBT module manufactures around the world several advantages including:
- Improved corrosion protection and reliability when used with an aluminum manifold as seen in most automotive inverter applications
- Lighter overall weight
- Lower overall metal cost to traditional copper. No need for nickel plating
- Direct cooling of the base plate eliminates the need for a thermal interface material between the base plate and cold plate, reducing a large part of the overall system thermal resistance.