Clip-On System enables safe heat sink attachment.

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Designed for mounting heat sinks to flip chips, BGAs, and other hot PCB components, MaxiGRIP(TM) attachment system utilizes plastic frame clip that snaps securely around component perimeter. Stainless steel spring clip runs though heat sink's fin field and fastens securely to plastic frame, mounting sink securely to component with steady, even pressure. System provides reliable attachment on vertically-mounted components and devices exposed to shock and vibration.



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New Clip-on System Provides Safe, Convenient Heat Sink Attachment



Norwood, MA, November 1, 2005 - Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) has introduced the MaxiGRIP(TM) attachment system for mounting heat sinks to flip chips, BGAs, and other hot PCB components. The MaxiGRIP 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. The frame clip is also removable.

The MaxiGRIP system provides reliable attachment on vertically-mounted components and devices exposed to shock and vibration. The complete system is very low profile, allowing use in restricted spaces. Unlike alternative screw-on attachment systems there is no chance of over- or under-tightening the sink to the processor's surface. Heat transfer from the hot processor to the heat sink is optimized and continuous. Thermal resistance performance is superior to that of pin fin or disc type heat sinks. ATS can also provide a thermal interface pad material to enhance heat flow across the interface between the component and the heat sink.

The MaxiGRIP system is compliant with NEBS standards. Parts are available for a wide range of heat sink brands and sizes. Prices for the clip-on system are below $8.00 in production quantities.

More information on the MaxiGRIP heat sink attachment system is available from the Advanced Thermal Solutions website, www.qats.com, or by calling 781-769-2800.

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 laboratory-grade thermal instrumentation, along with thermal design consulting services and training.

For technical information, please contact:
Sales
Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc.
89-27 Access Road
Norwood, MA 02062 USA
Tel: 781-769-2800

Please send inquiries to:
Norman Quesnel
Marketing Communications Specialist
Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc.
89-27 Access Road
Norwood, MA 02062 USA
Tel: 781-769-2800, ext. 399
E-mail: nquesnel@qats.com

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