SOURCE: Blue Ridge Numerics

April 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Blue Ridge Numerics Releases Special Report: The Thermal Management Imperative in Avionics and Defense Electronics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- Blue Ridge Numerics announced today the immediate availability of an 8-page white paper for executive and engineering leaders within the avionics and defense electronics industries.

"The Thermal Management Imperative: a Trend that Can Make or Break Your Business" was developed by Blue Ridge to better equip companies confronted with electronics system development involving one or more of the following:

--  Extreme operating environments (desert heat, arctic cold, high
--  Shrinking package size
--  Rising power levels
--  MIL-SPECS that disallow the use of vents and fans
--  Conversion from copper to fiber optics and photonics
"Avionics and defense electronics systems are evolving at a really exciting pace," stated Blue Ridge president Ed Williams. "This pace is putting great pressure on system architects and thermal design engineers and without proper planning and adaptation the pace will eventually overrun many of the companies in these industries. Moore's Law is driving the rate of innovation but unfortunately Dr. Moore didn't provide us with a thermal companion guide. The methods of five years ago are simply insufficient for the systems that will be developed over the next five years."

Immediately Available for Download

Available free of charge at, the white paper explains how the most successful avionics and defense electronics companies are making thermal management expertise part of their corporate DNA by facilitating an early and free exchange of thermal requirements and expertise between electronic component, system, and mechanical package design engineers. Commercially available enabling technologies are discussed along with supporting case studies.

About Blue Ridge Numerics

Blue Ridge Numerics ( is the fastest growing CFD software company in the world and consistently ranked among the fastest growing technology companies in America.

The company's CFdesign upfront CFD software injects comprehensive fluid flow and heat transfer simulation into the mainstream product development process, where it creates tremendous value for avionics and defense electronics companies of all sizes.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jim Spann
    Vice President - Marketing
    Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc.
    1.434.977.2764 ext. 120