Breaking the Board: Bringing 3 Dimensional Packaging and Thermal Management to Power Electronics
Project Innovation + Advantages:
Synteris will use additive manufacturing to print transformative 3D ceramic packaging for power electronic modules. Existing power modules contain flat ceramic substrates that serve as the electrically insulating component and thermal conductor that transfer the large heat outputs of these devices. Synteris will replace the traditional insulating metalized substrate, substrate attach, and baseplate/heat exchanger with a ceramic component that acts an electrical insulator and heat exchanger for a dielectric fluid. This innovation in the design, manufacturability, and function of a power module will enable its better performance, lifetime, and form factor in electric vehicles, aircraft, renewable energy generation, electrical grid regulation, and other applications.
Synteris’s technology represents a complete transformation in the design, manufacturability, and function of a power electronic module. This unique manufacturing system will allow for better performance, lifetime, and form factor of power modules in electric vehicles.