May 24, 2022
GSA Global

Carbice invites the wider community to learn about the Carbice Story

Carbice, a world leading advanced materials company, today launches a new website inviting the wider technology and engineering community to learn about the Carbice Story, the Carbice® Nanotube Technology, and the no-compromise Carbice thermal interface material.

The mission of Carbice is to enable pioneers in every industry, where technologies are getting smaller, more powerful, but hotter, bottlenecked by the limitations of conventional thermal interface materials.

Carbice brings the no-compromise material, expertise, and tool sets together, and provides a new solution that dramatically changes the thermal design process, from a difficult mandatory afterthought to an easy, predictable and reliable innovation engine that makes more impossible possible.

Carbice is building a community of pioneers and supporting them in every step of their journey whether in reducing the cost of qualification in the Carbice® Lab or accurately predicting the thermal conductance in real application conditions, without experiments, with the Carbice® SIM.

The Carbice team tests, simulates, designs, and delivers products across many industries, so they see and learn a lot, to bring new, uncommon innovation to any company’s design.

“Think of us as an extension of your team and a path to faster innovation at a much lower cost.” – CEO & Founder Dr. Baratunde Cola commented in a social media post earlier today.

The new website reflects Carbice’s deep teaching and learning culture, and their desire to enable more pioneers to build great products.

The semiconductor industry is approaching $1 Trillion dollars in annual value to society, and because every chip generates significant heat as a natural by-product of its operation, this heat must be managed for devices and products to function and last, Carbice Nanotube Thermal Pads offer a rare opportunity to enable pioneers across the industry to achieve more.

In addition to the website, Carbice also announced that SVP, Technology, Engineering and Quality, at Global Foundries, Gregg Bartlett, joined their board of directors.

Who is Carbice?

Carbice has developed a novel Carbice Nanotube Technology, based on aligned carbon nanotubes covalently bonded to an aluminium core, called Carbice Nanotubes, offering unprecedented characteristics that are changing the face of technology. Carbon nanotubes were first found in Damascus steel from the 17th century. It’s only now that their ground-breaking properties have been harnessed, affordably, and at scale.

Carbice’s first application is a Thermal Interface Material (TIM), a vital engineering component for developing technology. Without a TIM, our computers would overheat, electric vehicles (EVs) wouldn’t make it to the supermarket without bursting into flames, and satellites couldn’t send signals strong enough to reach earth. Carbice Nanotube-based TIMs let computers run faster, EVs go further, and satellites crank out HD content in 8K.

So, while innovation in technology is advancing on one side of the equation, it has to be met by innovation on the other. Carbice is here to equalise the equation. Carbice is the only company able to grow, apply, customise, and manufacture carbon nanotubes affordably and at scale to match the present day’s rate of technological innovation.

Why it’s such a big deal

From mobile phones to laptops, to satellites and rocket ships, TIMs allow vital technology to operate without blowing up or melting down. As technology becomes smaller and more sophisticated, the operating heat emitted from the product has limited space to dissipate.

Previous TIMs may have too low thermal conductivity or too high thermal resistance, or simply be too painful to use. Furthermore, there are complicated thermal-mechanical changes happening at the interface during cycling, making conventional TIMs degrade over time, compromising devices’ performance, and shortening their lifespan. It all sums to a very poor user experience.

Carbice provides a revolutionary thermal interface material (TIM), having both the benefits of liquid TIMs and solid TIMs, but without any of their limitations.

At the nanoscale, billions of the most thermally conductive Carbice Nanotubes are aligned to form highways for heat to move from the hot side to the cold side. These Carbice Nanotubes are also flexible, they can bend and rebound, filling every void on the interface, and match the dynamic thermal-mechanical changes of the interface during cycling. This allows Carbice to have solid-like high thermal conductivity and industry-leading liquid-like low thermal resistance, achieving uncompromised device performance with extended device lifespan.

Carbice has broken the mould of compromises. Its products are the only TIMs capable of addressing every engineering need offering best-in-class thermal conductivity and resistance while also being easy to work with and reliable. At the Carbice Lab, engineers will be able to simulate and test Carbice products for customers, to see the results for themselves. Turnaround times are as little as 14 weeks from initial enquiry to finished product.

A new dawn for technological engineering

Carbice’s mission is to give innovators and engineers a new material that lets them achieve more. Carbice is the only company able to harness the potential of carbon nanotubes at scale, affordably and customised to customer needs through its product portfolio: Ice Pad™, Space Pad™, Contact Pad™, and Carbice®; SIM. Carbice has revolutionised the advanced materials market and offers solutions across the major technology power houses including space, power modules, and semiconductor test.

While Carbice has been delivering its product portfolio since 2018, it is work that has been supported by the past 15 years of innovation and will continue to be supported by decades of R&D ahead.

If defining the ages of human civilization on the planet by materials science, Carbice offers the same opportunities in engineering production as all the fundamental ages that went before so get ready for the Carbice Age and, bring the heat.

Originally published on GSA Global