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42 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MARCH 2021 on information from a large LED manufacturer, the lifetime of an LED doubles with every 10°C reduction in operating temperature. us, sol- dered LED panels will be more reliable. SmartTags have more components and are larger in size compared to generic RFID tags. ey use a lot more silver epoxy and thus are more expensive to make than RFID tags. Also, SmartTags are designed to be used multiple times while RFID tags are usually meant for single use. Hence, longevity is important for SmartTags. A tag made with its components soldered will be more reliable and cheaper compared to one made using silver epoxy. Heat management is important for high- power devices. Aluminum is commonly used to build heat sinks. Soldering a high-power de- vice to aluminum would require a plated sur- face finish like ENIG and ENEPIG. ese add costs and so other means like thermal tape, etc., are used at the cost of performance and life of product. Mina addresses all these issues by en- abling direct soldering to aluminum heat sinks. Dunn: Divyakant, thank you so much for talk- ing with me about the Mina process. Work- ing with flexible circuits for many years, it is al- ways exciting to learn about new applications that change the way we look at flex assembly and integration. Kadiwala: ank you, Tara. PCB007 Editor's Note: This column was originally published in the March 2021 issue of Design007 Magazine. Tara Dunn is the vice president of marketing and business development for Averatek. Dunn is also a regular I-Connect007 columnist. Click here to read Flex Talk. Enevate, a pioneer in advanced silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology featuring ex- treme fast charge and high energy density for elec- tric vehicles (EVs) and other markets, announced that it has secured an $81M Series E funding. "As our fast-charge technology is implemented, we see a day in the not-too-distant future when EV drivers will be able to pull up to drive-thru charg- ing stations that will look much like today's gas sta- tions, charge up and be back on the road in five minutes," said En- evate CEO Robert A. Rango. Enevate said that the invest- ment would enable the com- pany to significantly expand its pre-production line designed to guide EV and other battery cus- tomers toward implementing larger-scale battery manufactur- ing utilizing Enevate's silicon an- ode-based batteries. With this latest funding round, Enevate has raised $191 mil- lion to date. "This latest funding reflects our investors' confi- dence in our progress with our customers, our tech- nology, and our team," said Rango. Hadi Zablit, chairman of Alliance Ventures, a part- nership of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, stated, "As an investor, we believe Enevate's technolo- gy possesses a combination of advantages that is highly attractive to both the EV and power tool battery markets." Enevate works with multiple automotive OEMs and EV bat- tery manufacturers, enabling them to utilize existing manufac- turing infrastructure with mini- mal additional investment, facili- tating the next generation of EVs that will eliminate customer pain points with EV ownership." (Source: Business Wire) Enevate Receives Funding for Fast-Charging EV Battery Technology

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