Thermal Interface Materials
Modules with pre-applied thermal interface materials
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SEMIKRON was the first power module manufacturer on the market to offer power modules with pre-applied thermal interface material (TIM). With more than two decades of field experience and more than 15 million pre-printed modules in the field, new reliability benchmarks are being set.
Different application requirements, environmental conditions and production processes call for different thermal interface materials.
SEMIKRON offers the right choice of material for any requirement. The standard TIM is a In addition to the standard silicone thermal grease. Additionally phase change materials and a high performance thermal paste with improved thermal performance are also available.
SEMIKRON offers either thermal grease or phase change materials depending on customer requirements (e.g. performance increase, reduced handling effort) and module type (with or without baseplate). A thermal grease or a phase change material is recommended for the given customer needs for handling and module performance as well as module type (baseplate, baseplate-less).For baseplate modules SEMIKRON recommends phase change materials with a rigid waxy consistency at room temperatures. It can fully exploits the advantages that of a non-smearing TIM layer offers on modules without any other drawbacks: easy handling and improved thermal performance compared to the standard TIM. Modules without no baseplate, on the other hand, usually require a lower-viscosity material to help improve robustness during assembly. Here, a thermal grease is the preferred solution. The modules with pre-applied TIM are printed in a clean environment on an automated and SPC controlled silk screen and stencil printing line.