Expanded portfolio covers micro thermal management

Following a strategic distribution and design partnership, Laird Technologies will be the exclusive global reseller for Nextreme thermal management and power generation products.

As a value-added reseller of Nextreme products, Laird Technologies’ design centers will support new applications using Nextreme’s thin-film thermoelectric products. The technology addresses demand for more efficient thermal management created by the functional convergence and product miniaturization. The technology can also harvest thermal energy as a clean and renewable source of electricity.

Thin-film cooling products from Nextreme allow Laird Technologies to expand into the sub-10W cooling spectrum with footprints smaller than 10mm². Nextreme claims to deliver the smallest thermoelectric generator with the highest output power density, ideal for powering wireless sensors, trickle charging batteries and improving fuel efficiency in automobiles.

President of Laird performance materials, Michael Sutsko, said: “Nextreme helps us address new cooling applications that were previously limited in terms of footprint, height, response time and heat flux density. It also gives us quick access to the fast-emerging energy harvesting market.”