Fri, 08/10/2007 - 5:11am
This advanced thin film embedded thermoelectric cooler (eTEC) was designed to address thermal management needs of a variety of industries. Functioning as a miniature, solid-state heat pump, the eTEC is ideal for cooling hot spots that result from localized areas of high heat flux on an IC. The nano-structured thermoelectric thin film device is manufactured using semiconductor processing techniques. The eTEC operates by the Peltier effect; when an electric current is driven through a circuit containing two dissimilar materials, heat is absorbed at one junctionthe cold sideand released at the other junctionthe hot side.