Advanced Packaging, January/Febuary 1997, pp. 36-39.

PUSHING THE LIMIT: The Rise of High Temperature Electronics

P. McCluskey, and M. Pecht


The maximum operating temperature for commercial electronics is traditionally in the 700C to 850C range, while that for military electronics is as high as 1250C. However, because these constraints limit the development of products necessary for the "more-electric" fighter aircraft, the "all-electric" combat vehicle, the high speed civil transport airplane and other major design initiatives, such limits have fast become unacceptable. The need for higher temperature components and systems in these and similar efforts is expected to push the market for high temperature electronics from $140 million in 1994 to over $1 billion by 2005.

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