Carbon nanotubes (Photo: Business Wire)

October 11, 2022

ATLANTA— As electronics technology gets smaller and more powerful, it is enabling the electrification of everything from mobile phones to solar panels, satellites, and electric vehicles. One of the biggest challenges when engineering any single electronic device is the question of how to dissipate its operational heat.

Carbice, an advanced materials company founded in 2011 by Baratunde Cola, is working to solve the problem of heat transfer with its carbon nanotube-based thermal interface materials (TIMs). According to Carbice, its multi-functional materials from Carbice® Nanotube Technology “set the standard for performance, reliability, and low-cost assembly within the world’s most important electronic, energy, and industrial products.”

“The mission of Carbice is to enable pioneers in every industry with a new no-compromise solution that dramatically changes the thermal design process, making the impossible possible,” the company said in a release.

“What sets Carbice® Nanotube Technology apart from the conventional TIM is that it has all the benefits—great thermal conductance and ease of use—without any of the limitations. It is long lasting, predictable, reliable, cost efficient, and has received the highest certification for quality manufacturing operations (AS9100D and ISO9001).”

Carbice said its technology is currently relied upon by leading aerospace and defense companies for space and terrestrial applications. The TIMs are easy to select and buy, the company said, because Carbice® SIM, a predictive modeling tool, lets customers know “what to expect up front with confidence and precision.”

Carbice said it has raised $17 million in venture funding from investors that include Tony Fadell, principal at Future Shape, as well as Toyota Ventures, Foresight Ventures, and TRUMF Ventures. The funding has enabled Carbice to scale up and position itself as a large, vertically-aligned carbon nanotube manufacturing facility. The company opened the doors to its new 23,000-square-foot facility in the historic West End neighborhood of Atlanta last August.

Carbice is setting its sights on rapid growth with its client base across its key markets of space, data centers, and electrification (power electronics). The company said it is looking to invest in an expanded sales, marketing, and engineering team to fuel its growth.

“Carbice is the material for pioneers and the future of engineering,” said Carbice founder Baratunde Cola, Ph.D., in the release.

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