The Economist: A novel way to heat and cool things

October 8, 2021

Phononic was recently featured in the Oct 9th, 2021 edition of The Economist. The article titled, “A novel way to heat and cool things“, focused on Thermoelectric heat transfer technology and how Phononic has revolutionized the way thermoelectric chips are used in critical communication, autonomous vehicle and air conditioning applications. Phononic’s CEO, Tony Atti, provided critical insight into the many markets and applications for Phononic’s technology throughout the article.

Phononic’s chips are used in across various business sectors cooling critical components in Fiber Optic Communications, within datacenters, 5G, and LiDAR systems. As stated by The Economist “At the moment, the fastest-growing market is cooling the infrared lasers used to fire information-encoding photons through fibre-optic cables, for the long-distance transmission of data. They are also being used, though, in the 5g mobile-phone base stations now starting to blanket street corners, to keep the batteries of electric vehicles at optimal operating temperatures, and as components of the optical-frequency radar-like systems known as lidar, that help guide autonomous vehicles.”

Phononic has made investments with strategic partners around the world to stay ahead of the increasing demand for Thermoelectric chips and solutions. From the article, “Using the good offices of Fabrinet, a chipmaker in Thailand, he [Tony Atti, CEO] has started making more sophisticated versions at high volume, using the set of tools and techniques normally employed to etch information-processing circuits onto wafers made of silicon.”

Read the full article here: A novel way to heat and cool things