Janaury 2017



Feature Article


Coupled Thermal-Electrical Simulations Shed Light on LED Performance

Pier Angelo Favarolo and Lukas Osl – Zumtobel Group
Sabine Goodwin and Ruben Bons – Siemens PLM Software


Light Emitting Diode (LED) manufacturers sort their products into “bins” based on forward voltage, with the purpose of delivering the most consistent light possible. Despite the tight grouping of forward voltages in these bins, manufacturing tolerances continue to lead to significant variations in both current draw and temperatures inside the LEDs, resulting in a range of colors, even within the same batch.


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Sponsored Announcement

Advancements in Thermal Management 2017 Call for Papers

Join other industry visionaries and speak at the 2017 Advancements in Thermal Management Conference. 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. Click Here for more information


Here are some of the topics we are looking for:

  • Upcoming and Emerging Technologies for Thermal Management
  • Market Opportunities for Thermal Products and Services
  • Advanced Thermal Materials
  • Thermal Modeling
  • Characterization and Measurement for Thermal Materials
  • Infrared/Thermography
  • Cooling Technology (including Air, Liquid and Vibration Cooling)
  • Thermal Ground Planes
  • LED Cooling
  • IC Level Thermal Management
  • R&D in Thermal Management Related Spaces
  • Thermistors, Thermocouples, Thermoelectrics and Insulation
  • Thermal Sensing and Measurement (Sensors, Instruments, & Test Equipment)
  • Thermal Control

Full-conference registration fees will be waived for all confirmed speakers.

Please note, the deadline to submit an abstract is February 16th, 2017. Send abstracts to Nick Depperschmidt, program manager, at

New Products

SPX Cooling Technologies Announces Expansion to Marley MD Cooling Tower Line

SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. has expanded its popular Marley MD line of factory-assembled counterflow cooling towers, which require less plan area and offer greater site placement flexibility. New to the MD line is model 5017, a 12-foot by 14-foot box size offering 324 to 554 nominal tons of cooling per cell. - Read More


New Type TCP300-PC Phase Change Material from Sinoguide Technology

The Sinoguide Technology has introduced its latest product in our TCP series family – TCP300-PC. Sporting a Thermal Conductivity of 3.0 W/m-K, our new TCP300-PC consists of a thermally conductive 45°C phase change compound coated on a thermally conductive polyimide film.  - Read More


OEM Solution for Fiber Optic Temperature Measurement Debuts

Debuting at SPIE Photonics West 2017 , Micronor and Optocon AG have collaborated to create the FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT; a low cost, small form factor, single channel signal conditioner that integrates fiber optic temperature sensing into any industrial control system, medical instrumentation or other OEM design. - Read More

Industry News

RAE Corporation Implements 2017 Price Increase

RAE Corp. has announced they will be implementing a 3 to 5 percent increase in equipment prices and 4 to 7 percent increase in coil prices starting January 4, 2017. The price increase reflects economic factors such as rising material costs, as well as market dynamics.  The company makes best-in-class products at competitive prices, with superior quality and innovative technology. - Read More


Gelest, Inc. Releases New Edition of the Metal-Organics Handbook

Gelest has released its new Metal-Organics Handbook, “Metal-Organics for Materials, Polymers & Synthesis,” which details more than 50 new compounds and features 15 new or expanded technical articles.  The 2016 edition includes pieces on the use of metal triflates in organic synthesis, applications of zirconium compounds in synthesis, and synthetic applications of organoaluminum compounds. - Read More


Event Listings


Battery Power 2017Battery Power 2017 is currently accepting abstracts for its annual event, May 17-18 in Dallas, Texas. The international event is focused on latest developments and technologies in the battery industry, including  mobile/portable, wearable battery technology, as well as battery manufacturing, materials and research & development. The conference provides an excellent forum to discuss new developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities and features, application trends and performance improvements.

Attendees include top executives, technical managers and engineering professionals from original equipment manufacturers, end users and integrators, battery manufacturers and component providers.

Conference sessions should be technical and educational while providing examples of cutting edge technology and application strategies. End-users presenting about any innovative project they may be involved in will be given priority on the show program.


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