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GE, Aavid Thermalloy Partner to Commercialize GE’s Dual Cool Jets (DCJ) Technology

GE today announced it is partnering with Aavid Thermalloy, a world leader in thermal technologies, to commercialize GE’s patented Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jets (DCJ) technology – click here for a video demonstration of DCJ -. Aavid provides advanced cooling solutions to a wide range of end markets, from consumer electronics and high-end computing to industrial systems, transportation and renewable energy.

Julie Hitchcock, Design Engineer at Aavid Thermalloy, looks over an array of GE's patented dual piez ...

Julie Hitchcock, Design Engineer at Aavid Thermalloy, looks over an array of GE's patented dual piezoelectric cooling jets (DCJ) produced at Aavid's corporate headquarters in Laconia, NH. Julie is part of the design team at Aavid that will work with GE to commercialize GE's DCJ technology. Aavid provides advanced cooling solutions to a wide range of end markets, from consumer electronics and high-end computing to industrial systems, transportation and renewable energy. (Photo: Business Wire)

As part of the agreement, GE will work closely with Aavid to bring DCJ-based products to market. GE’s broad array of industrial businesses requires highly advanced and reliable electronics that are increasingly driving the need for advanced cooling solutions to enable system performance.

DCJ, developed at GE Global Research, is a thin air moving-device that can operate in a space as little as 2mm high to improve the thermal performance of many active and passively cooled electronic systems today. DCJ requires less space, less energy and offers higher reliability compared to conventional thermal solutions in the market today.

”We’re excited to add GE’s DCJ technology to our product portfolio,” said Norm Soucy, Vice President and General Manager, Aavid Thermalloy. “We’ve long been a key supplier to GE and are excited to have this opportunity to collaborate with them on developing advanced technologies. The addition of DCJ to our designer’s toolkit will allow us to create new and innovative solutions across our entire customer base.”

“We believe that GE’s DCJ technology has the potential to enable highly effective air cooling in a broad range of challenging applications including very thin form factors and rugged environments,” said Sukhvinder Kang, Chief Technology Officer, Aavid Thermalloy. “This technology will help our customers imagine and bring to market innovative and powerful electronics products that would otherwise be almost impossible to consider.”

“We’re impressed with how quickly Aavid has been able to bring up their manufacturing line and excited to see DCJ show up in real products in 2014,” said Chris Giovanniello, Vice President, Business Development, GE Technology Licensing. “Aavid’s size, global reach, and extensive network of designers will help us accelerate the adoption of this technology to markets all over the world.”

Aavid’s DCJ development will be driven out of their US-based design centers and expanding globally throughout 2014. Design services will be available starting in Q1 2014 through Aavid Design. For more information about Aavid Design’s Global design capabilities visit: (http://www.aaviddesign.com/#home)

About GE’s Dual Piezoelectric Cooling Jet Technology

GE’s DCJ technology originally was adapted from technology that GE researchers developed for commercial jet engines to control airflow in more optimal ways for improved efficiency. DCJ simulates a person’s breathing pattern and functions like a bellow where air is drawn in and pushed out using no moving parts. In jet engines, they can manipulate airflow to reduce the drag that airplanes encounter when flying through the sky. For electronic cooling applications, DCJ’s bellows provide high-velocity jets of air to cool electronic components. The turbulent air flow of the DCJ increases the heat transfer rate to more than ten times that of natural convection. For more information on DCJ, -click here- for a video explaining and demonstrating the technology.

About Aavid Thermalloy

With nearly 50 years of product development, engineering innovation and manufacturing expertise, Aavid is the thermal management provider selected by the world’s leading technology companies for quality products and creative designs. Aavid’s global infrastructure includes manufacturing facilities and design centers located in North America, Europe and throughout Asia. Operating with more than 2,800 employees and utilizing global resources and a broad portfolio of manufacturing capabilities and engineering advancements, Aavid delivers quality products and creative designs worldwide. More information on Aavid can be found at www.aavid.com.

About GE

GE (NYSE:GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

About GE Ventures

At GE Ventures, we combine capital, technical and commercial expertise, infrastructure, and the GE global network of businesses and partners to scale great ideas that drive growth for partners and GE. Our goal is to become the global partner of choice, to make the world work better, to build, power, move and cure.

About GE Global Research

GE Global Research is the hub of technology development for all of GE's businesses. Our scientists and engineers redefine what’s possible, drive growth for our businesses, and find answers to some of the world’s toughest problems.

We innovate 24 hours a day, with sites in Niskayuna, New York; San Ramon, California; Bangalore, India; Shanghai, China; Munich, Germany; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Visit GE Global Research on the web at www.ge.com/research. Connect with our technologists at http://edisonsdesk.com and http://twitter.com/edisonsdesk.

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