ATS' maxiGRIP(TM) Heat Sink Attachment System Passes Tough Military Shock Testing

NORWOOD, Mass, October 31, 2006 - Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS), a leading thermal management and mechanical packaging solutions provider, today announced that maxiGRIP(TM), the company's patent-pending heat sink attachment system for mounting heat sinks to flip chips, BGAs, and other hot on the PCB components, has passed Mil-STD-810 Shock Testing and Unpackaged Drop Testing.

Shock and vibration testing was performed and certified by National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services to the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets.

"The effects of shock and vibration are important in many engineering applications ranging from computers to automobiles, from military vehicles and high-performance aircraft to missiles," said Kaveh Azar, president and CEO of Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. "ATS' maxiGRIP(TM) heat sink attachment solution has been tested according to some of the most stringent standards for electronic components and every time it has remained securely on the board and showed no damage."

The maxiGRIP(TM) system features a plastic frame clip that snaps securely around a component's perimeter. A stainless steel spring clip runs though the heat sink's fin field and fastens securely to the plastic frame. As a result, the sink is mounted securely to the component with steady, even pressure. The spring clip is easily removed to allow a heat sink to be detached and re-attached without damaging the component.

Unlike alternative screw-on or snap on attachment systems there is no chance of over- or under-tightening the sink to the processor's surface or having the heat sink pop out during transport, installation or shock and vibration. Also, because there is no need to bore holes into the board to secure the heat sink, there is decidedly more space for circuit traces on the PCB.

In addition to Mil-STD-810 Shock Testing and Unpackaged Drop Testing, NTS also tested and certified maxiGRIP(TM) in accordance with Telcordia GR-63-Core Office Vibration and ETSI 300 019 Transportation Vibration standards. The maxiGRIP(TM) system is also compliant with NEBS standards and meets RoHS requirements.

The maxiGRIP(TM) system is available for a wide range of heat sinks and components sizes and prices are below $8.00 in production quantities.

About Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc.
Advanced Thermal Solutions is a leading engineering and manufacturing company supplying complete thermal and mechanical packaging solutions from analysis and testing to final production. ATS provides a wide range of heat sinks and laboratoryquality thermal instrumentation, along with thermal design consulting services and training. For more information about Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., please visit or call 781-769-2800.


Raymond Santos

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