Thermal Interface Materials
The dissipation of heat is the key to maintaining longevity and reliability of semiconductor and power devices. Indium Corporation is a leader in the development of both solder and metal-based thermal interface materials (TIM) for a wide variety of applications.
All of our thermal interface materials are metal-based, which means they have a very high conductivity as compared to polymer-based thermal interface materials. Indium metal, for example, has a conductivity of 86W/mK and is 4 times softer than lead. Its ductility and thermal conductivity make it ideal as a compressible thermal interface material.
The Heat-Spring product has a pattern that improves the contact between two surfaces to dissipate the heat from the generating device to the heat sink.
HSMF and HSMF-OS
HSMF and HSMF-OS are non-silicon based polymer materials that can be used in less demanding thermal conditions.
Since metals are the best conductors of heat, Indium Corporation has a wide range of solders that can be reflowed for attachment and also provide good thermal conductivity.
Thermal Interface Materials Technical Documents
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Safety Data Sheets
Thermal Interface Materials Blog Posts
Some thermal interface materials (TIMs) perform better with time.
Metal thermal interface performance is effected by pressure
Indium is the best metal thermal interface material for these reasons:
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