Thermacore, Inc. Acquires k Technology



    
    Acquisition to combine expertise in conduction heat transfer with passive
    two-phase heat transfer



    
    LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 11 /CNW/ -- Thermacore, Inc. (www.thermacore.com)
announced today the acquisition of k Technology, a business headquartered in
Langhorne, PA, that designs and manufactures custom thermal management
products for power electronics cooling.
    

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    Among its primary thermal solutions, k Technology (www.k-technology.com)
developed the patented k-Core  system (http://www.k-technology.com/kcore),
which uses encapsulated graphite to help alleviate heat in power electronics.
The k-Core system is highly conductive thermally and offers advantages such as
low mass and the ability to tailor coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) for
direct bonding to electronic devices.

    k Technology's products are used in aerospace satellites and military
aircraft such as the F-35, F-22, and F-16 fighter planes. The company's
thermal solutions complement Thermacore's product offering, which has nearly
40 years of experience designing, developing, and manufacturing its own custom
thermal solutions based on heat pipe or passive two-phase heat transfer
technology.

    With the acquisition, k Technology becomes an independent division within
Thermacore's corporate structure.

    Jerome E. Toth, Thermacore president and chief executive officer said the
acquisition strengthens Thermacore's position as a global supplier of advanced
thermal solutions.

    "The combination of expertise from Thermacore and k Technology
immediately provides our customers with a broader scope of thermal solutions
from one company," he said. "As we continue to integrate our respective
technology and thermal solutions application experience, Thermacore will be
able to offer customers even more innovation to address all of their thermal
management challenges," Toth added.

    "Thermacore's industry experience, manufacturing ability and global reach
will strongly enhance our success and growth," added Adam Rosen, chief
executive officer of k Technology. "This is an ideal match. Thermacore is
recognized as a global leader in custom, high-performance thermal solutions.
By adding k Technology's capabilities in advanced conduction heat transfer
we've combined our know-how and expanded our ability to serve a wider range of
customer applications and industries. We want our customers to think of
Thermacore and k Technology to address any and all of their thermal management
challenges," said Rosen.
    

    About Thermacore, Inc.
    
    Founded in 1970, Thermacore specializes in the custom design,
development, and manufacturing of highly engineered thermal management systems
and components for a variety of OEM applications across a diversified set of
global markets that includes Military/Aerospace, Computer, Communication,
Energy Conversion, Medical, Transportation, Test Equipment, and Automotive.
With over 39 years of experience in the design, development, and manufacturing
of passive two-phase systems, Thermacore brings unparalleled engineering
design expertise and thermal solution performance, quality, and reliability to
these markets. Thermacore employs more than 175 employees at 2 facilities
located in the United States (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) and the United Kingdom
(Ashington, Northumberland). Both facilities are ISO 9001:2000 and ISO
14001:2004 certified, with the Lancaster facility also certified to the AS
9100 Rev B. standard. For information about Thermacore, visit
www.thermacore.com.
    

    About k Technology Corporation
    
    k Technology Corporation (kTC) designs and manufactures custom thermal
management products for cooling high power density electronic packaging and
other applications requiring high performance heat transfer in the
Military/Aerospace, Transportation, and Industrial markets. kTC's products
include thermal cores, spreaders, straps, and protoflight components, many of
which utilize kTC's patented high thermal conductivity k-Core  material. kTC
is certified through Underwriters Laboratory (UL) to the ISO9001:2000 and
AS9100 standards. kTC has two facilities in Ronkonkoma, New York (Long Island)
and Langhorne, Pennsylvania. For more information about k-Technology
Corporation, visit www.k-Technology.com.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: Gregg J. Baldassarre, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing, Thermacore, Inc., +1-717-569-6551, g.j.baldassarre@thermacore.com
Web Site: http://www.thermacore.com

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