News release

Date: 1st August 2013

Vincotech’s modules with pre-applied phase-change material

Benefits of this phase-change material and how to handle it

Unterhaching, Germany - August 1st, 2013.
There are several advantages to using phase-change material (PCM) rather than conventional thermal grease as the thermal interface material (TIM) between the power module and heatsink. Vincotech offers modules with a layer of pre-applied PCM. The thermal interface material is applied in a layer with uniform thickness by a screen-printing process. This document describes the benefits of this phase-change material and provides tips on handling modules. There are several advantages to using phase-change material (PCM) rather than conventional thermal grease as the thermal interface material (TIM) between the power module and heatsink. Vincotech offers modules with a layer of pre-applied PCM. The thermal interface material is applied in a layer with uniform thickness by a screen-printing process. This phase-change material is thixotropic and therefore will not flow without the application of pressure. Standard soldering profiles may be used. A lid or a foil can prevent the phase-change material’s surface from coming into contact with the soldering oven’s carpet.

For more information please see Vincotech’s article "Power Modules modules with pre-applied phase-change material " under: http://www.vincotech.com/news/technical-papers/module-mechanics-and-packaging/modules-with-pre-applied-phase-change-material.html?campaign_id=PMwPCM



About Vincotech:

Vincotech, an independent operating unit within Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, is a market leader in power modules in development and manufacturing of high-quality electronic power components for Motion Control, and Renewable Energy applications.
With some 500 employees worldwide, backed by vast experience and a long history in electronics integration, Vincotech leverages these assets to help customers attain maximum market success.

For more information please see: http://www.vincotech.com

or contact:

Patrick Baginski, Field Application Engineer, Vincotech GmbH
Patrick.baginski[at]vincotech[dot]com, +49 2522 9370558

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