Thermacore to Develop Active Heat Sink Technology


    LANCASTER, Pa., Jan. 13 /CNW/ -- Thermacore, Inc. has been awarded a $9.5
million contract, if all options are exercised, by the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of Micro-technologies for
Air-Cooled Exchangers (MACE).  The successful development of this technology
will significantly improve the thermal performance of military electronic
systems such as telecommunications, active sensing and imaging, radar, and
other platforms. The goal of the MACE program is the development and
demonstration of micro-technologies that will enable thermal performance
improvements and reduce electrical consumption of air-cooled heat exchangers.
The MACE program is a two phase effort designed to run 48 months through the
fourth quarter of 2013.

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    "We are very excited to be awarded the DARPA MACE program as the prime
contractor. We look forward to working with our partners to help develop the
next generation air cooled heat exchanger technology in an effort to maintain
the technological superiority of the U.S. military," said Gregg Baldassarre,
Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Thermacore, Inc. "Conventional air
cooled heat sinks do not provide the necessary cooling for the existing or
future high performance DoD systems. Alternative cooling technologies such as
pumped liquid cooling, spray cooling, submersion cooling, and
vapor-compression refrigeration cooling bring added complexity, fluid leakage
concerns, long-term reliability problems, and increased cost. At the
completion of this program, we expect to enable these high performance DoD
systems with innovative air cooled technologies rather than the more complex
and costly alternative cooling technologies."

    To support this development effort, Thermacore assembled a team of
academic and industrial partners which will each bring their technology and
platform experience to bear on the proposed solution.  Thermacore will
coordinate these efforts and attempt to move these technologies into an
"applied product" to support the current and future needs of the US Military.
Thermacore's partners in this effort include the University of Minnesota,
Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:   LMT), and The Bergquist Torrington Company.

    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 38 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 and ISO 14001
certified, with AS 9100 certification pending. For information about
Thermacore, visit


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For further information: Gregg J. Baldassarre, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing of Thermacore, Inc.,  Web Site:

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