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SURFACE MOUNTED HEATSINK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006137D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-06

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Dean C. Fisher Roy A. Stoppenbach Randolph W. Scott Brendan F. Doorhy

Abstract

When an electronic circuit design needs a marginal improvement in its thermal performance, one solution is the addition of a small heatsink to dissipate the excess heat. One drawback to this solution is the added cost of the heatsink and the labor involved during manufacturing, especially for a manual assembly operation. This heatsink is designed for automated assembly to reduce the labor cost of manufacturing.