Technology helps Video Graphic Array (VGA) Cards Stay Cool, Perform Better
CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2015 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Electronic Materials announced today that its advanced Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) are being integrated into the production of Video Graphic Array (VGA) cards, helping them stay cool and perform better.
TIMs technology dissipates the intense heat produced by increasingly powerful semiconductors that power the cards that can lead to performance issues and or damage to the card.
“More and more, device manufacturers need thermal management materials that provide high-end performance and long lasting reliability,” said David Diggs, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Electronic Materials. “Prior thermal management options often forced manufacturers to choose between immediate performance needs and overall reliability. Our TIM product offerings can meet both of these needs.”
VGA cards are used widely for display applications and high-end cards used in desktop and gaming consoles require high levels of thermal performance and long-term reliability.
Honeywell is a recognized leader in developing thermal management solutions that transfer and dissipate heat from advanced semiconductor devices. Honeywell’s proven PTM and PCM series of thermal management materials are based on sophisticated phase-change chemistry and advanced filler technology that was developed specifically for high-performing electronic devices.
TIMs technology from Honeywell transfers thermal energy from the chip to the heat sink or spreader, where it is dissipated into the surrounding environment. This functionality keeps the chip cool while allowing the heat sink module to perform optimally.
Honeywell’s unique, proprietary and patented formulations provide long-lasting chemical and mechanical stability, enabling consistently higher thermal performance compared with alternative thermal interface materials that break down or dry out.
This stability has been proven through the industry’s most widely accepted accelerated aging tests including: extended baking at 150 degrees Celsius (more than 300 degrees Fahrenheit); thermal cycling from -55 to 125 degrees Celsius (-67 to 257 degrees Fahrenheit); and the Highly Accelerated Stress Test (HAST). Honeywell’s TIM offerings meet aggressive thermal needs such as thin bond line capability, low thermal impedance and long-term reliability.
Honeywell Electronic Materials, part of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, supplies microelectronic polymers, electronic chemicals, and other advanced materials along with an extensive set of product offerings under its metals business segment, including physical vapor deposition (PVD) targets and coil sets, precious metal thermocouples, and low alpha emissivity plating anodes and advanced heat spreader materials used during back-end packaging processes for thermal management and electrical interconnect.
For more information about Honeywell’s thermal management materials, or to contact a Honeywell representative, visit www.electronicmaterials.com.
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) is a global leader in developing advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions. PMT’s Advanced Materials businesses manufacture a wide variety of high-performance products, including environmentally friendlier refrigerants and materials used to manufacture end products such as bullet-resistant armor, nylon, computer chips and pharmaceutical packaging. Process technologies developed by PMT’s UOP business (www.uop.com) form the foundation for most of the world’s refiners, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels. PMT’s Process Solutions business (www.honeywellprocess.com) is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining industries.
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