Heat sinks may not ordinarily be the most exciting sort of component — but the world’s thinnest air-cooled heat sink? That’s… something. According to the folks at Novel Concepts, their new credit card-sized, 0.75mm thick ThinSink has now laid claim to that title, and it may soon lead to thinner tablets, laptops and monitors. What’s more, despite its small size, the company claims that the ThinSink still has a cooling efficiency “25 times greater than today’s best microprocessor heat sinks,” and it consumes just 0.031 watts of electricity when equipped with a fan spinning at 6,000 RPM. Those interested in an evaluation unit will have to fork over a hefty $750, but the company promises it will be cheaper in larger quantities, and notes that it could also easily be stamped or molded from metal or plastic, as it only consists of two thin flat parts in addition to the motor.
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