april 2015



Feature Article


Predictive Modeling: The Next Frontier in Data Center Condition Maintenance

Given the fast pace of change within any company, the chances are fairly small that the IT plans created by the design consultant bear any resemblance to the equipment that is actually installed in the current facility. Add to this IT disparity the various energy efficiency drives which will have changed the infrastructure from the original design, and data center managers are left trying to fit square pegs into round holes.

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Sponsored Announcement

Advancements in Thermal Management Full Conference Program Announced

The Advancements in Thermal Management 2015 conference has released its event program. A great lineup of speakers has been confirmed, with more speakers and official times to be announced in April. Check out the program HERE.


2015 speaking companies include: IBM Research, Honeywell Electronic Materials, Cradle North America, University of Leeds, FLIR, United Arab Emirates University, Heraeus Electronic Materials and many more.


This event provides a technical forum to discuss developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements in the temperature management industry. Register today.

New Products

Frame-Less Bracket Fans Offer Myriad of Mounting Options

Due to a variety of potential mounting options, JARO’s frame-less bracket fans offer an added level of design flexibility. They are well suited for IC, CPU or embedded heat sink designs, and can also be directly mounted onto circuit boards. - Read More


Liquid Cooling Heat Exchanger is Customized for Airborne and Military Applications

A lightweight liquid cooling heat exchanger that can operate in extreme conditions for airborne and military use has been introduced by AMETEK Rotron ( The heat exchanger is part of a sub-assembly that is customized by Rotron to meet the thermal, packaging and operating environment requirements of each application. - Read More


Versarien Technologies’ Launches First Range of 10 Low Profile Air Cooled Heat Sinks

Versarien plc’s subsidiary, Versarien Technologies Limited, has launched a brand new range of 10 low profile air cooled heat sinks using the material VersarienCu. This is the first ‘off the shelf’ thermal management solution released by Versarien Technologies. - Read More


FLIR Releases ResearchIR 4.2 Software for Research and Science Applications

FLIR Systems has released version 4.2 of its ResearchIR software. ResearchIR 4.2 provides researchers and scientists a tool for viewing, acquiring, analyzing and sharing the thermal data captured with FLIR’s Scientific and R&D cameras. - Read More

Industry News

Thermal Interface Materials Market Set to Grow to $3.7 Billion by 2025

New research conducted by IDTechEx finds that the thermal interface materials market (TIM) – including tapes, adhesives, greases, gels, pastes, elastomeric pads, phase change materials, graphite, solders, compressible materials and liquid metals will grow from $1.7 billion in 2015 to $3.7 billion in 2025. - Read More


The Promising Future of LEDs

The LED market is a complex but promising market. In 2015, companies are not relying on more technical breakthroughs, except at the LED module level, where integration remains an important issue. However, there is still overcapacity. This is causing many changes in the supply chain, first at the chip level, then at the module/system level. - Read More


New Method to Hack Air-Gapped Computers Using Heat Discovered by Cyber Security Center

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered a new method to breach air-gapped computer systems called “BitWhisper”, which enables two-way communications between adjacent, unconnected PC computers using heat. - Read More


Turning Up The Heat: Laser Weapon System Stops Truck In Field Test

Lockheed Martin’s 30-kilowatt fiber laser weapon system successfully disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field test, demonstrating the rapidly evolving precision capability to protect military forces and critical infrastructure. - Read More


Event Listings


Critical PowerCritical Power 2015, May 13-14, 2015 at the Milwaukee Convention Center, has announced its preliminary program. The conference and exhibition will highlight the latest advancements in UPS/standby power supply and power quality solutions for industrial, facilities and emergency applications and serve the needs of managers and technical professionals involved in manufacturing, industrial and facility operations where reliable and continuous power is a critical factor.


Participating companies include GE Critical Power, Doosan Fuel Cell America, Fairbanks Morse Engine, Active Power, Blue Pillar, Inc., Canara, Plug Power and Eaton.


Limited speaking slots are still available - Click here for details.


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