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To: W Shakespeare who wrote (184)5/5/1999 2:00:00 PM
From: W Shakespeare  Respond to of 185
 
Aavid Expands Heat Sink Offerings for Sub-$1000 PCs


Business/Technology Editors

CONCORD, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 1999--

Thermal Management Solutions Available For Cooling PC

Applications Using AMD, Cyrix, IDT and Rise Technology CPUs; and

Celeron(R) CPUs INSEPP and PPGA Package

Aavid Thermal Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:AATT), the world's leader in providing thermal management solutions for power and digital electronics announces the expansion of its family of thermal solutions for sub-$1000 PCs. Designed for maximum cooling performance in minimal configurations, Aavid's new thermal solutions feature cross-cut cooling fins that allow omni-directional airflow and fans that meet and exceed industry requirements for performance, cost, reliability, and noise.

"This fast growing segment of the PC industry requires a no-nonsense approach to cooling," says Aavid Marketing Manager Christopher Chapman. "Heat sinks must work for the entire PC product range and must be quick and inexpensive to assemble.

"With an ongoing focus on reducing OEM manufacturing costs throughout our manufacturing facilities worldwide," Chapman continued, "Aavid continues to support this demanding market with products that have met widespread customer acceptance."

Craig Johnston, VP of Aavid Thermal Products sister company, Applied Thermal Technologies, says, "Due to time-to-market pressures, the simplest thermal solution is a fan heat sink. Customers using low cost third party PC components that restrict air-flow, or have system upgrades pushed beyond the available system cooling capacity, find Aavid's new active fan heat sinks provide significant cooling. Our system-level CFD modeling shows that if these types of processors have sufficient air flow in the system, many OEMs will be able to utilize passive, omni-directional heat sinks to provide adequate cooling for the processor at a very low cost."

Mechanical Performance

The newest additions to Aavid's products features passive and fan heat sinks (Aavid's part number 028098 and 030492 respectively) for Intel's Celeron CPU in an SEPP package, as well as passive and fan heat sinks (Aavid's part number 030685 and 030882 respectively) for the Celeron in a 370PPGA package. Finally, for all other CPU's including products from AMD, Cyrix, IDT, and Rise Technology, Aavid is also announcing both passive and fan heat sinks (Aavid part numbers 030867 and 030882 respectively).

For applications using the Celeron with Slot 1 connectors, Aavid's passive heat sink uses Intel's recommended metal clip (sold separately as Aavid part number 028099). Aavid's new fan heat sink features a method of attachment that does not require tools for assembly. Aavid supplies the clip with the fan heat sink as a single unit along with pre-applied interface material. For application using the Celeron PPGA 370 chip, Aavid's passive solution requires a clip (sold separately as Aavid part number 022938). Aavid's active solution is its top-of-the-line fan heat sink and meets performance requirements for the fastest Celeron chips in the PPGA package.

In addition to its fan heat sink for socketed CPU's including AMD and Cyrix, Aavid's passive heat sink features the maximum surface area possible and includes a ZIF socket clip and phase change interface material pre-applied for quick assembly.

Pricing and Availability

Aavid is in volume production for all of the heat sink solutions discussed. In quantities of 10,000 the 028908 is $1.95 per unit, 030942 is $4.95 per unit, 030685 is $1.87 per unit, 030882 is $4.58 per unit, and the 030867 is $1.98 per unit.

Prototype quantities and pricing are also available. Aavid does support custom modifications of any of these products, please contact your local application engineer for assistance. For additional pricing, technical specifications and assistance, contact: customer service department, Aavid Thermal Products, Inc., 603-224-9988.

Company Background

Aavid Thermal Products, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aavid Thermal Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AATT) is the world's leading provider of thermal technologies for removing damaging heat from digital and power electronics. 1998 sales totaled $209 million and were driven by the principal industries served by Aavid including: computers, transportation, telecommunications, power supplies and uninterrupted power supplies, motor controls and power conversion. Aavid services diversified markets in North America, Europe and the Far East.

Additional information on Aavid Thermal Products is available on the World Wide Web at aavid.com.

Celeron is a registered trademark of Intel Corp.

For additional product and pricing information contact: Aavid Customer Service, Aavid Thermal Products, Inc., 603-224-9988.

Aavid Thermal Products, Inc. Web-site: aavid.com

Editor's Notes: Photo(s) are available on request and on Aavid's Web-site at aavid.com for downloading.

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