CPS now offers AlSiC (aluminum silicon carbide), a metal matrix composite suited as a thermal management material for insulating gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) base plates. These plates can be used in high-power traction, power control, and fly-by-wire applications, which require thermal performance reliability. The CPS AlSiC near net-shape fabrication process both produces the composite material and fabricates the product geometry, allowing for the design of IGBT base plates with a dome profile. This geometry improves thermal interface contact with cold plates and coolers, adding to the composite's advanced thermal-management qualities.
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September 13, 2006