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Mentor Graphics Team Receives the Harvey Rosten Award for Thermal Heatsink Optimization Methodology
Posted Friday March 24 at 7:17pm

Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Dr. Robin Bornoff, Dr. John Parry and John Wilson, a team from Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division, received the Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in thermal modeling and analysis of electronics.

The team received the award for their paper, Subtractive Design: A Novel Approach to Heatsink Improvement, at the 33rd annual IEEE Thermal Measurement, Modeling and Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM) in San Jose, California.

The Mentor Graphics team created a unique methodology to sequentially remove underperforming portions of a heatsink to save weight and cost without compromising overall thermal performance. This method using Mentor Graphics® FloTHERM® technology provides a variety of automated optimization approaches to gain deeper insights into thermal characterizations to determine the best thermal design solution.

“We are extremely proud of our team for their commitment and dedication in discovering ways in which heatsinks may be optimized,” stated Roland Feldhinkel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “To be recognized by the selection committee comprised of highly esteemed thermal experts is a tremendous honor, and particularly personal since this award is named after the co-founder of Flomerics, which Mentor Graphics acquired in 2008.”

The Harvey Rosten Award For Excellence has been established by the family and friends of Harvey Rosten, who was responsible for the development of PHOENICS, the world’s first commercial general purpose computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software while working at CHAM, and co-founder of Flomerics (now a division of Mentor Graphics Corporation). The Award commemorates Rosten's achievements in the field of thermal analysis of electronics equipment, and the thermal modeling of electronics parts and packages. The award aims to encourage innovation and excellence in these fields.

2017 Harvey Rosten Award Recipients

To learn more about Mentor Graphics FloTHERM technology and to access articles and papers by these Harvey Rosten Award winners, go to http://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/flotherm /flotherm/

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services, and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.28 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

Mentor Graphics, Mentor and FloTHERM are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)


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