The PowerSite attachment lets power semiconductors mount directly onto heat sinks without mechanical fasteners. The PowerSite process selectively bonds insulated copper pads onto aluminum heat sinks. A high-temperature adhesive, coated on both sides of a 1-mil Kapton MT film, laminates 1-oz copper foil pads to aluminum heat sinks. Each copper pad provides an interface with thermal impedance as low as 0.1°C-in.2/W. The thermal performance can lower device junction temperatures, reduce heat-sink size, increase power capacity, or increase the ambient temperature rating.

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