New Skived Fin Heat Sinks Features 0.5 mm Thick Fins

Press Release Summary:

  • Features plastic push pins for insertion and integrity of the PCB
  • Provides improved thermal performance
  • Ideal for applications that require thin fin density

Original Press Release:

Richardson RFPD Announces Availability of Skived Fin Heat Sinks from Wakefield-Vette

Designed to support the latest trends in renewable energy, industrial electrification and transportation

June 17, 2019 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a portfolio of skived fin heat sinks from Wakefield-Vette.

These standard copper and aluminum skived fin heat sinks offer an alternative to extruded heat sinks for applications that require a thin fin density that cannot be achieved with extrusion technology. Skived heat sinks typically have 0.5 mm (0.020-inch) thick fins.

Skived heat sinks are produced using a series of sharp knives that pass over the copper or aluminum material, producing a thin curl of metal which is then bent vertically to form the fin. Skived fins are produced from a bar of material which is approximately 16-feet in length and then cut to size as required by the final application. The final heat sink can be machined using normal fabrication techniques.

Wakefield-Vette’s SKV Series offers standard off-the-shelf solutions. Custom solutions are also available.

Key features of the SKV Series include:

  • Plastic push pins for easy insertion and integrity of the PCB
  • No interface between fins and base
  • Minimal tooling cost for non-standards
  • Improved thermal performance

To find more information, or to purchase these products today online, please visit the Wakefield-Vette Skived Fin Heat Sinks webpage. The devices are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from Wakefield-Vette, please visit the Wakefield-Vette storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.

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For Details Contact:

Dave Rossdeutcher

Global Product Management Director – Energy & Power

P 630 262 6800

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