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From: donpat12/20/2005 2:26:42 PM
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iCurie Issues Business Update

Tuesday December 20, 8:15 am ET

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iCurie, Inc. (OTC: ICUR - News), a full solution provider and technology licensor of thermal heat management for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, today issued the following business update detailing the extensive progress made during 2005.

Hakan Wretsell, Chief Executive Officer of iCurie, said, "We are encouraged with the extensive progress we made in 2005 in our operations, financing and commercialization. We have announced a series of substantial licensing agreements with industry-leading customers. We have already secured $20 million in financing of our initial $22 million target, which along with our U.S. listing gives us added credibility as we work with the world-class partners we are currently engaged with. In September we opened our new state- of-the-art, manufacturing facility at Guro Industrial Park in Seoul, South Korea. The facility has the capacity to supply more than 700,000 cooling devices a year, and can be expanded to a maximum capacity of more than 1.2 million units a year. An important purpose of the plant is to supply manufacturing test samples to a wide variety of industries. Customers will have the opportunity to test and verify new designs in close coordination with iCurie's skilled research team. We now have the resources and capabilities to rapidly supply up to 500 test units from a real manufacturing environment."

Dr. Jeong Hyun Lee, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of iCurie, said, "During the past year we have been aggressively working to commercialize our proprietary technology. Building on our business momentum, we recently announced three major partnerships. We signed a licensing and distribution contract with Asia Vital Components Co., Ltd (AVC), the world's largest CPU cooler supplier. Under the new patent license and sales exclusivity agreement, AVC plans to develop, market and sell a new thermal management product based on iCurie's patented Microfluidic Cooling System (MCS) technology for use in PCs. Their first manufacturing line is already installed and is dimensioned for a capacity of between 1 million and 3 million a year, depending on model. We believe the exciting new device we are jointly developing will be the next generation of thermal conductivity solutions for PCs and laptop computers, and potentially other industries as well. Secondly, we received an order from Central Electronics, which is a further validation of our proprietary thermal management technology. Importantly, this represents the launch of a standardized product to be offered to illumination companies, like Central Electronics, worldwide as we expand beyond PC cooling solutions. And finally, we recently announced a LOI, showing the intent to enter a strategic partnership with Advanced Energy Technology, Inc (AET). AET is a subsidiary of GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: GTI - News), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high quality synthetic and natural graphite and carbon-based products. This is a major opportunity for us to work with one of the leading companies engaged in commercializing new thermal management technologies based on expansive graphite and carbon science. Importantly, this joint development partnership could move iCurie's proprietary thermal management technology into commercialization in yet another materials environment. We have already shown very good test results in solutions based on copper, silicon and aluminum. Through AET's sales network, we expect to rapidly commercialize our products in new industries, such as the automotive and consumer entertainment industries."

Michael Karpheden, iCurie's Chief Financial Officer, commented, "iCurie will start the new year with a cash balance of approximately $6 million. We believe we now have the necessary funding in place to execute on our current business plan, including product commercialization. In line with our strict cost controls, we are taking a very conservative approach to staffing, making additions only to support specific business as we maintain a lean corporate structure. All investments made in manufacturing or development not underwritten by customers will be driven by commercialization opportunities and volume requirements."

Outlook

Looking forward, Wretsell stated, "We are very excited about our prospects. We are building a standardized product portfolio with performance ratios that shall exceed existing solutions in order to meet demand requirements of customers targeting the PC, illumination, lighting, and projector markets. We plan to make 2006 a year of commercialization for iCurie. We have the technology, portfolio of defensible patents and financing in place, with a proven team capable of executing on our business model. We are already working with several industry-leading customers and we continue to build on our active sales pipeline and technology licensing. We have created a Product Performance & Test Result Catalogue, and we are ready to launch a multi industrial product portfolio, which will happen early next year. iCurie is at the juncture of a great opportunity. Thermal management is a huge problem for electronics, lighting, communications and computing companies worldwide -- and therefore a huge opportunity for iCurie with its proven solution."

Investor Conference Call / Webcast Details

iCurie will host an investor update conference call to review the company's business progress on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in New York. The conference call-in number is +1-201-689-8560. A live webcast of the conference call will be available at iCurie's website at icurie.com . A replay of the call will be available from 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2005 in New York through midnight on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in New York at icurie.com and by telephone at +1-201-612-7415. The account number to access the replay is 3055 and the confirmation ID number is 181895.

About iCurie

iCurie is a full solution provider and technology licensor of thermal heat management for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling solutions built on iCurie's patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. iCurie's extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea, the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and in China. The company has partnerships with some of the word's largest manufacturers. For more information visit icurie.com .

Contacts:

Michael Karpheden
iCurie, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (305) 529-6290
Email: info@icurie.com

David Pasquale / Abbas Qasim
The Ruth Group
Executive Vice President
Phone: 646-536-7006 / 7014
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com / aqasim@theruthgroup.com

Source: iCurie, Inc.

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To: donpat who wrote (17)12/20/2005 3:53:40 PM
From: caly
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The company apparently had someone phone everyone who called in for the doomed call today to apologize for the technical problems and give them info on the rescheduled call.

I thought that was kind of classy.

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From: donpat12/23/2005 8:31:56 AM
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Thar Technologies/Cooler on a Chip

A novel way to cool microprocessors.

Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006
By Erika Jonietz

As computer chips become faster and smaller, they also get hotter, and the fans used to cool PCs and keep their chips from slowing or failing can't keep up.

To solve this problem, Thar Technologies in Pittsburgh, PA, has developed a microrefrigeration system that uses carbon dioxide to rapidly and effectively cool chips.

Thar's key innovation is a microcompressor only 1.25 centimeters by 5 centimeters by 5 centimeters that compresses gaseous carbon dioxide into a "supercritical" state, where its properties hover between those of a liquid and a gas.

The system cools the carbon dioxide through expansion and pipes it through an ultrathin heat exchanger. Just 125 micrometers thick, the exchanger sits directly on the microchip, drawing heat through the chip's packaging and cooling the electronics inside. This converts the carbon dioxide back into a gas; the gas is recirculated to the microcompressor, and the heat bleeds off by convection in a second heat exchanger.

Lalit Chordia, Thar's founder and CEO, says the system can cool chips to lower temperatures than other technologies that use water or liquid metal; these lower temperatures translate into longer chip life.

And the system is small enough to be used not only in desktop computers but also in laptops.

Thar is now working to scale up manufacturing to produce the microrefrigerators reliably and cheaply enough for the computing industry.

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US patent 6,698,214 Chordia March 2, 2004

Method of refrigeration with enhanced cooling capacity and efficiency

Abstract
This invention relates to a refrigeration method and processes that employ a nontoxic and environmentally benign, oil-free refrigerant in a novel vapor-compression thermodynamic cycle that includes a means for enhancing cooling capacity and efficiency. A means of controlling of the process conditions and flow of the refrigerant are provided. The refrigerant in the invention in used in a transcritical cycle.

Inventors: Chordia; Lalit (Pittsburgh, PA)
Assignee: Thar Technologies, INC (Pittsburgh, PA)
Appl. No.: 373526
Filed: February 24, 2003

I claim:

1. A method for refrigeration using a vapor compression cycle comprising:

(a) obtaining a natural, oil-free refrigerant;

(b) compressing the said refrigerant;

(c) transferring heat from the refrigerant to an external environment through one or more heat exchangers;

(d) expanding the said refrigerant isentropically;

(e) transferring heat from another external environment to the refrigerant through one or more heat exchangers;

(f) connecting the above mentioned components in a closed loop;

(g) circulating said refrigerant in said loop through a cycle involving supercritical high pressure and subcritical tow pressure conditions;

(h) controlling mass flow rate of the refrigerant; and

(i) refrigerating the external environment in (e).

23. An apparatus for refrigeration using a vapor compression cycle comprising:

(a) a compressor to compress a natural, oil-free refrigerant;

(b) one or more heat exchangers for transferring heat from the refrigerant to an external environment;

(c) a turbine for isentropic expansion of the refrigerant;

(d) one or more heat exchangers for transferring heat from the refrigerant to an external environment;

(e) a closed loop for a fluid connection of the above mentioned components;

(f) means for circulating said refrigerant in said loop through a cycle involving supercritical high pressure and subcritical low pressure conditions; and

(g) means to control the mass flow rate.

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To: donpat who wrote (19)3/13/2006 1:10:13 PM
From: caly
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But the corporate name remains iCurie?

iCurie Re-launches as Celsia Technologies

Monday March 13, 12:35 pm ET

Company Will Launch a New Website to Support Global Re-Branding Efforts

SEOUL, South Korea, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iCurie, Inc. (OTC: ICUR - News), a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, today announced a comprehensive global re-branding initiative. The Company is re-branding itself as "Celsia Technologies," which reflects its ambition to establish the Company's unique technology under a strong brand in the thermal management marketplace. A new website will be launched in April 2006 in conjunction with the Company's global re-branding efforts ( celsiatechnologies.com ). The Company's corporate name will remain iCurie, Inc., and the ticker symbol will remain OTC: ICUR.


Hakan Wretsell, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, "Thermal management continues to be a critical concern to companies worldwide. The brand name Celsia Technologies more accurately reflects our continued focus on thermal management issues across the industry groups we serve. Our cutting edge technology addresses the needs of today's leading products by offering lighter, thinner, competitively priced thermal management solutions that do not require an external power source."

Wretsell continued, "As part of this global re-branding effort, we are launching a new website that will give our customers and investors better insight into our technology and the scope of our product offering. We are very excited by our accomplishments to date and are confident that our efforts to introduce our Company and technology to the global marketplace will be very successful."

About Celsia Technologies

iCurie, Inc., operating under the brand name Celsia Technologies, is a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling solutions built on its patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. Celsia Technologies' extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea, the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and in China. For more information visit: celsiatechnologies.com .

Contacts:
Michael Karpheden
iCurie, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (305) 529-6290
Email: contact@icurie.com

David Pasquale / Abbas Qasim
The Ruth Group
Executive Vice President
Phone: 646-536-7006 / 7014
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com / aqasim@theruthgroup.com

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From: donpat3/15/2006 10:16:02 AM
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Celsia Technologies Announces Technology Advisory Board

Wednesday March 15, 9:06 am ET
Internationally Renowned Thermal Management Experts Join Celsia Technologies

MIAMI, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celsia Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: ICUR - News), a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, today announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Board. The Advisory Board's purpose is to inform and guide Celsia Technologies' management and technical teams on relevant thermal management developments and research in the global market place. The appointees boast more than 100 years of combined industry experience.

Hakan Wretsell, Chief Executive Officer of Celsia Technologies, said, "Our new Technology Advisory Board includes some of the industry's most respected and successful visionaries and true pioneers in the field of thermal management. These individuals are recognized leaders and responsible for an impressive body of research, patents and real world applications. Given the extensive opportunities for thermal management solutions, we expect the Advisory Board will give Celsia Technologies a definitive advantage as we work to further commercialize this breakthrough technology and explore new applications."

About Celsia Technologies' Technology Advisory Board

Avram Bar-Cohen, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Maryland, Department of Mechanical Engineering Chairperson

Dr. Bar-Cohen began his professional career at the Raytheon Company in Massachusetts in 1968 and since then has been involved in the design, analysis, and optimization of thermal systems, with emphasis on the thermal packaging of electronic equipment.

Dr. Bar-Cohen received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1971. He has authored and co-authored 75 Journal papers, 115 Refereed Proceedings papers, and 32 chapters in books, and has delivered 40 keynote, plenary, and invited lectures at major technical Conferences and Institutions. Dr. Bar-Cohen is a Fellow of ASME and of IEEE and serves as the Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies.

Cathy Biber, Ph.D., Founder of Biber Thermal Design

Dr. Biber focuses on helping mechanical engineering teams design-in thermal solutions that satisfy complex design requirements, particularly those using optical display technology and that are end-user products. This includes things like industrial design, safety, EMI, acoustic noise, manufacturability and service.

Dr. Biber received her engineering degrees from MIT (Ph.D., MS and BS Mechanical Engineering). She is fluent in German and French, and teaches seminars on electronics cooling and related subjects throughout the U.S. and in Europe, and holds several patents. She is also an active committee member of IEEE and Semi-Therm conferences.

William Maltz, President and Founder of Electronic Cooling Solutions Inc. (ECS)

Mr. Maltz founded ECS in 1998 and has over 20 years of experience working on and solving thermal management problems for electronics companies. During his 12 years of consulting, he has provided thermal management expertise to companies that include: Compaq Computers, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Brocade Communications, Cisco Systems, Apple Computer, Network Appliance, Nokia, Panasonic Avionics, and Siemens Medical.

Mr. Maltz has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University.

David Saums, Founder of DS&A

Mr. Saums has 27 years of practical research, market development, product development and product management experience in electronics thermal management associated with components, systems and materials. He is the founder of a business development and strategy-consulting firm called DS&A that focuses on advanced thermal materials, components, and systems for electronic systems and semiconductor packaging. His client firms are Fortune 50 electronics manufacturing companies, advanced materials manufacturers and component manufacturers in North America, Europe and Japan.

Mr. Saums graduated from Clarkson University with a BS, Industrial Management and Industrial Economics in 1977, and a year later received his MBA. He also did post-graduate work at Union College (1978-81).

About Celsia Technologies

Celsia Technologies is a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling solutions built on its patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. Celsia Technologies' extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea, the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and in China. Celsia Technologies is the brand name of iCurie, Inc. For more information visit: celsiatechnologies.com .

Contacts:
Michael Karpheden David Pasquale / Abbas Qasim
Celsia Technologies The Ruth Group
Chief Financial Officer Executive Vice President
Phone: (305) 529-6290 Phone: 646-536-7006 / 7014
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com /
aqasim@theruthgroup.com

Source: Celsia Technologies

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To: donpat who wrote (21)4/24/2006 1:22:50 AM
From: caly
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Well, this sheds a little light on things.

sec.gov

The Offering

Securities Offered A total of 32,139,429 shares of our common stock, $0.001 par value per share.

Shares Outstanding As of April 10, 2006, we had 29,609,022 shares of common stock outstanding. This includes 14,649,440 shares held by executive officers and directors of the Company. The shares held by such executive officers are “restricted securities” as that term is defined under Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and accordingly are subject to certain restrictions on resale. 1,304,444 of such shares are also subject to vesting requirements. See “Executive Compensation.” Members of management have also executed agreements dated July 11, 2005, which restrict them from selling more than one-twelfth of their shares of common stock per month until July 11, 2006.

The number of outstanding shares set forth above does not include the 32,139,429 shares of common stock offered by the selling stockholders under this prospectus, which shares will be acquired by the selling stockholders upon the conversion of the shares of our Series A Preferred Stock and the exercise of warrants held by the selling shareholders. Up to 31,168,879 of such shares are issuable upon exercise or conversion of currently outstanding warrants and shares of Series A Preferred Stock (based on a conversion rate of 1.08 per share of Series A Preferred Stock) and (ii) 970,550 of which will be issued upon conversion of Series A Preferred Stock to be issued in payment of certain contractual registration rights penalty fees. Of the 31,168,879 shares referred to in (i) above, 1,552,924 of such shares may be issued upon the conversion of Series A Preferred Stock issued as dividends on the outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock, rather than being issued upon the conversion of such Series A Preferred Shares.

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From: donpat4/27/2006 11:49:36 AM
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GrafTech's AET Subsidiary and Celsia Technologies Sign Sales and Development Contract

Thursday April 27, 8:30 am ET

MIAMI, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celsia Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: ICUR - News), a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, today announced that it has expanded the scope of its relationship with Advanced Energy Technology Inc. ("AET"), a leading producer of electronic thermal management solutions under the eGRAF® brand name. AET is a subsidiary of GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: GTI - News), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high quality synthetic graphite, natural graphite and carbon-based products.
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Under today's expansion of the companies' relationship, they will begin working to jointly develop next generation thermal solutions based on the combination and integration of AET's and Celsia's current thermal management technologies, including AET's graphite material science and Celsia's micro fluidic thermal management technologies. Jointly developed products will be sold and marketed by AET.

The companies originally announced a letter of intent on November 3, 2005 covering sales and marketing by AET of Celsia's current products utilizing AET's extensive network and capitalizing on the commercial success already achieved by AET in the thermal management market. AET was given exclusive rights to sell and market certain Celsia products for specific market segments.

Hakan Wretsell, Chief Executive Officer of Celsia Technologies, said, "Since signing the letter of intent last November, we have been working diligently on our go to market strategy. We have prioritized our opportunities in order to first pursue key industries and end markets. Both organizations have worked successfully together in this effort, and we are pleased with the progress we have made. The distribution potential of the partnership with AET remains just as important. AET has significant marketing and distribution experience as shown through their rapid commercialization of eGRAF® thermal management products. Through their extensive sales and distribution network, we expect to rapidly commercialize our products in completely new industries, such as the automotive and flat panel display industries."

John Wetula, President of AET, commented, "Our initial collaboration has performed as expected, giving us increased enthusiasm. We continue to view this as an important strategic initiative for AET, given the market potential we believe that arises from adding Celsia's current technologies and products to our portfolio. The partnership allows us to leverage our success with eGraf® products to further our vision of becoming the world's leading thermal solutions provider. We are optimistic that the joint development of next generation thermal management solutions will also create new opportunities in various high-growth market segments and help accelerate the achievement of our aggressive goals."

About Celsia Technologies

Celsia Technologies is a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling solutions built on its patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. Celsia Technologies' extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea, the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and in China. Celsia Technologies is the brand name of iCurie, Inc. For more information visit: celsiatechnologies.com .

About Advanced Energy Technology Inc.

Advanced Energy Technology Inc., is one of the world's leading manufacturers and providers of high quality natural graphite based products for customers worldwide in the electronics, fuel cell, automotive, power generation, semiconductor, transportation, and petrochemical markets. GRAFCELL®, GRAFOIL®, and eGRAF® are registered trademarks of AET. For more information on Advanced Energy Technology Inc., and its eGraf® products, call 216-529-3777 or visit our website at www.egraf.com. For additional information on our parent, GrafTech International Ltd., call 216-676-2000 or visit our website at graftech.com .

Contacts:
Michael Karpheden David Pasquale / Abbas Qasim
Celsia Technologies The Ruth Group
Phone: (305) 529-6290 Executive Vice President
Phone: 646-536-7006 / 7014
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com /
aqasim@theruthgroup.com
Source: Celsia Technologies

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From: donpat5/1/2006 6:56:08 PM
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Nanotubes act as 'thermal velcro' to reduce computer-chip heating

West Lafayette, IN | Posted on May 01, 2006

Engineers have created carpets made of tiny cylinders called carbon nanotubes to enhance the flow of heat at a critical point where computer chips connect to cooling devices called heat sinks, promising to help keep future chips from overheating.

Researchers are trying to develop new types of "thermal interface materials" that conduct heat more efficiently than conventional materials, improving overall performance and helping to meet cooling needs of future chips that will produce more heat than current microprocessors. The materials, which are sandwiched between silicon chips and the metal heat sinks, fill gaps and irregularities between the chip and metal surfaces to enhance heat flow between the two.

Purdue University researchers have made several new thermal interface materials with carbon nanotubes, including a Velcro-like nanocarpet. "The bottom line is the performance that we see with nanotubes is significantly better than comparable state-of-the-art commercial materials," said Timothy Fisher, an associate professor of mechanical engineering who is leading the research. "Carbon nanotubes have excellent heat-conduction properties, and our ability to fabricate them in a controlled manner has been instrumental in realizing this application."

Recent findings have shown that the nanotube-based interfaces can conduct several times more heat than conventional thermal interface materials at the same temperatures. The nanocarpet, called a "carbon nanotube array thermal interface," can be attached to both the chip and heat sink surfaces.

"We say it's like Velcro because it creates an interwoven mesh of fibers when both sides of the interface are coated with nanotubes," Fisher said. "We don't mean that it creates a strong mechanical bond, but the two pieces come together in such a way that they facilitate heat flow, becoming the thermal equivalent of Velcro. In some cases, using a combination of nanotube material and traditional interface materials also shows a strong synergistic effect."

Findings related to the combination of carbon nanotubes and traditional interface materials are detailed in a paper appearing in the May issue of the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. The paper was written by mechanical engineering doctoral student Jun Xu and Fisher.

Heat is generated at various points within the intricate circuitry of computer chips and at locations where chips connect to other parts. As heat flows through conventional thermal interface materials, the temperature rises about 15 degrees Celsius, whereas the nanotube array material causes a rise of about 5 degrees or less.

It will be necessary to find more efficient thermal interface materials in the future because as computer chips become increasingly more compact, more circuitry will be patterned onto a smaller area, producing additional heat. Excess heat reduces the performance of computer chips and can ultimately destroy the delicate circuits.

The nanotubes range in diameter from less than one nanometer to about 100 nanometers. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter, or about the distance of 10 atoms strung together.

The nanotube carpets also might have military and other commercial applications for cooling "power electronics," which are systems that control and convert the flow of electrical power so that it can be used for various purposes on an aircraft, ship or vehicle.

The research has been funded by Purdue's Cooling Technologies Research Center, supported by the National Science Foundation, industry and Purdue to help corporations develop miniature cooling technologies for a wide range of applications, from electronics and computers to telecommunications and advanced aircraft. Applications in power electronics are being supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory in association with the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue's Discovery Park.

The technology is ready for commercialization and is being pursued by several corporate members of the cooling research center, including Nanoconduction Inc., a startup company in Sunnyvale, Calif., which is a new member of the cooling center.

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Writer: Emil Venere, (765) 494-4709, venere@purdue.edu

Source Timothy Fisher, (765) 494-5627, tsfisher@purdue.edu

Related Web site:
Timothy Fisher: tools.ecn.purdue.edu/ME/Fac_Staff/fisher.whtml

Note to Journalists: An electronic copy of the research paper is available from Emil Venere, (765) 494-4709, venere@purdue.edu

ABSTRACT
Enhancement of thermal interface materials with carbon

Jun Xu, Timothy S. Fisher

This paper describes an experimental study of thermal contact conductance enhancement enabled by carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays synthesized directly on silicon wafers using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Testing based on the one-dimensional reference bar method occurred in a high-vacuum environment with radiation shielding, and temperature measurements were made with an infrared camera. Results from other thermal interface materials are presented, as well as combinations of these materials with CNT arrays. Dry CNT arrays produce a minimum thermal interface resistance of 19.8 mm2 K/ W, while the combination of a CNT array and a phase change material produces a minimum resistance of 5.2 mm2 K/W.Text of abstract, with leading set at 14 points, so it doesn't take as much room.

Contact:
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To: donpat who wrote (24)5/3/2006 3:49:10 PM
From: caly
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Celsia Technologies Announces Contract with Kubo Kinzoku to Expand Sales Presence in Japan
Wednesday May 3, 8:28 am ET

MIAMI, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celsia Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: ICUR - News), a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, today announced the expansion of its sales presence into Japan with Kubo Kinzoku Co., Ltd. ("Kubo"), one of Japan's leading commercial sales agents.


Under the terms of the contract, Kubo will serve as Celsia Technologies' commercial sales agent for several different heat management solutions in Japan. Kubo's sales force will educate customers and sell Celsia Technologies' proprietary micro cooling technology to a well-defined selection of electronic companies in the Japanese marketplace. Kubo has agreed to reach specific volume targets for 2006 and 2007. The agreement includes but is not limited to customers of Kubo involved in consumer electronics manufacturing.

Hakan Wretsell, Chief Executive Officer of Celsia Technologies, said, "Japan represents a huge opportunity with its established markets in each of our target industries. Given the high potential of this region it was critical that we had a strong partner with the extensive sales force and customer relationships, along with the impeccable reputation that Kubo has built over time. Celsia is also a great fit because Kubo's team is renowned for introducing breakthrough technologies and has been instrumental in developing the heat management market in Japan. Kubo's existing customers include global leaders Sony, NEC, Sharp, Pioneer and Fujitsu, among others -- all ideal targets for Celsia's thermal management solution."

Kubo Hiroichi, President of Kubo commented, "Celsia is the latest in a long line of technology innovations we have helped establish in the Japanese marketplace. We are excited that we can bring our customers and suppliers a proven, breakthrough technology that can help improve product performance. We are optimistic that this will be a long-term, mutually rewarding relationship for both Kubo and Celsia."

About Celsia Technologies

Celsia Technologies is a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling solutions built on its patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. Celsia Technologies' extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea, the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and in China. Celsia Technologies is the brand name of iCurie, Inc. For more information visit: celsiatechnologies.com.

About Kubo Kinzoku Co., Ltd.

Kubo Kinzoku is a distributor and a thermal design company, representing worldwide producers of high quality non-ferrous metal materials and thermal solution products. For over 59 years (Est.1946), our mission has been to meet the numerous and high levels of customer demands, through the handling of everything from base metals. Furthermore, we not only supply metal in its raw material form, we are offering original thermal design products for mobile PC, projector, and electronic device and more. Using our global network of professionals, we continue to accumulate ability to meet the demands of our customer, through the rearing of our personnel, the development of new products, and the gathering of useful information. kubo-kinzoku.com

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From: donpat6/5/2006 4:28:54 PM
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Lighting Science Group Unveils First Product Containing Celsia Technologies' Two-Phase Cooling Solution

Monday June 5, 2:40 pm ET

R30 Floodlight Uses 80% Less Energy; Lasts 20 Times Longer Than Comparable Incandescent Bulb

MIAMI and DALLAS, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celsia Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: ICUR - News), a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries, and Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: LSGP - News), a leading designer and marketer of super energy efficient LED lighting solutions based on its proprietary Optimized Digital Lighting(TM) (ODL®) technology, announced the availability of Lighting Science's LED R30 floodlight in cool white color, which contains Celsia's two- phase heat transfer technology. Lighting Science's latest innovative product was unveiled at Lightfair International 2006 in Las Vegas on May 31, which was attended by leading designers, manufacturers and customers of the lighting industry.

Lighting Science's LED R30 floodlight in cool white color provides the equivalent light output of a 60-65 watt incandescent bulb but uses 80% less energy over a lifetime that is up to 20 times longer. The LED R30 floodlight, which is dimmable produces 425 lumens while consuming only 10.5 watts and has a 50,000-hour life. The new floodlight, powered by Optimized Digital Lighting(TM) (ODL®) technology, is designed for both indoor and outdoor applications, and can be used in recessed cans and other fixtures that require a standard screw base reflector light bulb. The R30 floodlight is one of the most widely used bulbs today, typically found in large quantities in commercial, industrial, retail, educational and hospitality facilities. The cool white LED R30 is the first product to be marketed under the recently announced sales and development agreement between Celsia and Lighting Science.

Hakan Wretsell, Chief Executive Officer of Celsia Technologies, said, "The numbers speak for themselves. With our partner, Lighting Science Group, we are bringing to market the next generation in powerful, heat and energy efficient, long lifecycle lighting solutions. The commercial, industrial, retail, educational and hospitality applications are numerous and far reaching globally. Our technology goes through rigorous reliability testing, to ensure product performance and customer satisfaction. Given that this new bulb has a 50,000-hour life expectancy -- 20 times the normal incandescent bulb life -- our heat dissipation technology is instrumental. This is another very important milestone in our path to commercialization, and we expect many exciting products to be launched through this strategic partnership."

Ron Lusk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Science Group Corporation, commented, "Lighting Science is very pleased to introduce another important product to the market. The LED R30 floodlight is substantially more cost efficient, more energy efficient and longer lasting than comparable incandescent offerings on the market today. Celsia's innovative and flexible cooling solution was built into our existing product designs with relative ease, and we are pleased with the results of the various reliability and performance tests we performed prior to unveiling the product at Lightfair International. We are optimistic about our sales and development agreement with Celsia, as it allows us to further enhance our product offering in a practical and cost efficient manner."

About Celsia Technologies

Celsia Technologies is a full solution provider and licensor of thermal management products and technology for the PC, consumer electronics, lighting and display industries. The Company is a leader in developing and commercializing next-generation cooling solutions built on its patents in thermofluid nanotechnology. Celsia Technologies' extensive intellectual property portfolio includes patents registered in Korea, the U.S., Japan and Taiwan, with patents pending in the EU, Russia, India and in China. Celsia Technologies is the brand name of iCurie, Inc. For more information visit: celsiatechnologies.com .

About Lighting Science Group Corporation

Lighting Science Group Corporation ( lsgc.com ) designs and sells highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly lighting solutions based on its proprietary Optimized Digital Lighting(TM) (ODL®) technology. The Company's patented and patent-pending designs and manufacturing processes enable affordable, efficient and long lasting LED based lighting systems to be quickly deployed in existing lighting applications and produce immediate cost savings and environmental benefits. Products include low bay fixtures for parking garages and industrial facilities, MR-16, R30, R25, G11, G25, candelabra and flame tip bulbs which can be purchased at store.lsgc.com .

"Lighting Science," "Optimized Digital Lighting" and "ODL" are trademarks of Lighting Science Group Corporation.

Contacts:
Michael Karpheden David Pasquale / Abbas Qasim
Celsia Technologies The Ruth Group
Phone: (305) 529-6290 Executive Vice President
Phone: 646-536-7006 / 7014
Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com /
aqasim@theruthgroup.com

Ron Lusk, Chairman/CEO The Equity Group Inc.
Lighting Science Group Loren G. Mortman
214-382-3630 212-836-9604

Lauren Till
212-836-9610
LTill@equityny.com

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Source: Celsia Technologies

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