Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of thermal management technology, has won the “LED Lighting Product of the Year” award at the 2015 Elektra Awards for its “Nanotherm DM” product. The industry’s largest technology and business awards, the Elektras is in its 13th year of celebrating the best the electronics industry has achieved.
Cambridge Nanotherm beat stiff competition from NASDAQ listed ON Semiconductor, Khatod Optoelectronics and Zeta Specialist Lighting to win the LED Lighting Product of the Year category. Commenting on the award the judges noted that Nanotherm DM is uniquely compatible with standard manufacturing processes and picked up on the fact that the company manufactures Nanotherm DM at its facility near Cambridge and exports to customers in the US and Asia.
Nanotherm DM is a robust and cost effective alternative to aluminium nitride, an electronics grade ceramic that is used in thermally challenging electronics. The production of Nanotherm DM involves a patented ‘ECO’ process (Electro Chemical Oxidation) that converts the surface of aluminium into a nanoceramic dielectric layer. The nanoceramic aluminium is completed with a copper circuit sputtered onto the nanoceramic to customer specifications. This results in a material with thermal properties that rival aluminium nitride but with the mechanical properties of aluminium that offers the best thermal performance to price ratio available.
Initially targeted at Chip-on-Board modules and LED packaging markets, Nanotherm DM enables LED manufacturers to make significant cost savings without impacting the performance of their products.
Collecting the award on Tuesday night Mike Edwards, Sales Director, said: “Winning an Elektra award is testament to the hard work and dedication our team has put into the development and commercialisation of Nanotherm DM. It cements Nanotherm’s place at the vanguard of UK high-technology manufacturing and I’m delighted to be taking the award back to our manufacturing facility in Haverhill. 2016 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Nanotherm as we continue to ramp up our production capabilities to meet unprecedented demand for our thermal management solutions.”
The win follows on from Nanotherm being shortlisted for the R&D 100 awards and winning the 2015 Insider Media Made in the East technology award.
The winners of the 2015 were announced on the Tuesday 24th November at the awards ceremony taking place at The Lancaster, London.