GOAL : overcome thermal and power constraints in electronics. The company has patented thin-film cooling technology and power generation
Can be integrated directly into electronic and optoelectronic packaging.
converts heat directly into electricity.
Traditional bulk thermoelectric are made with 1mm3 pellets. In contrast Nextreme replaced that by a thin-film that is just micrometers thick
To much variation in the heat can affect wavelength integrity. Size is a major stake. The devices become smaller and smaller but the TEC did not manage to keep that pace
As the junction temperature rises, a significant loss of light output (luminosity) can be expected.. Increases the performance and longevity of LED devices
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measurement while drilling cooling ; environment of 230˚C
Heating reduction is a major stake in this specific stage of die manufacturing
is a technique to produce millions of copies of a specific DNA sequence in a short period of time. The vast majority of PCR methods use thermal cycling, i.e., alternately heating and cooling of the DNA sample based on a predefined series of temperature steps. A thermal cycler is an automated instrument specifically designed for this purpose.
They had a succesful experience in Chronos
A bunch of investors: nt only VCs but also a supplier for the CIA and a Japanese trader in technology products
Nextreme: a startup specialized in thermoelectric cooling
Advantages <ul><li>Can be used to generate electricity (Seebeck effect) </li></ul><ul><li>Very small size and weight </li></ul><ul><li>Solid state (no moving parts, high reliability) </li></ul><ul><li>Very high pumping power density: up to 150 W/cm 2 </li></ul>
Nextreme main facts <ul><li>Founded in December 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>As a spin-off from NTI International (a research institute) </li></ul><ul><li>35 Employes </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly funded through venture capital </li></ul><ul><li>Location : North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>IP : 33 patents </li></ul>
Products: Coolers The OptoCooler HV14 module ETEC custom coolers
Top management: a team of experts CEO CFO VP Engineering VP GM MBA Msc in Chemistry And Physics MBA Certified Accountant Ceramic Engineer MS in materials science MBA Electrical Engineer Went from Cronos a spin-off from a research institute Also from Cronos 25 years of financial management 15 years experience in semiconductor technology 27 years of senior executive experience
Investors Nextreme has raised $35 million from multiple funding partners Technology solutions supplier for CIA