Asetek has announced their largest ever design win today in a press release. The deal is with an undisclosed OEM customer (which will be secret for a while) and for an unnamed graphics liquid cooling solution all their own. This ambitious project is forecasting a prime cash flow to the company in the 2 to 4 million dollars range for revenue and shipping and it is scheduled to begin by the first half of 2015. This is a big follow up to their great success with the AMD Radeon R9 295×2 graphics card that is cooled by an Asetek AIO cooler already.
“We have been anticipating the rising importance of graphics card cooling for many years and building an OEM business requires patience. This design win is the largest single design win in the history of the company and a great example of our long term investments paying off,” said André Sloth Eriksen, Founder and CEO of Asetek. “We expect the demand for graphics liquid cooling to increase and for it to make up an increasing portion of Asetek’s Desktop business revenue.”
Asetek’s graphics cards liquid cooling solutions allow graphics cards manufacturers to pump more watts to a high powered graphics card and still have significantly lower noise levels, while maintaining industry standard graphics card form factors like size of the card. Factory filled and sealed for maximum reliability and ease-of-use, Asetek’s patented liquid coolers have been thoroughly tested to have a MTBF of 50,000 hours. That’s a lot of gaming at some really high FPS if you ask Thinkcomputers.org
While the other player in this deal has asked to remain anonymous for now, there really are only two possible players; Nvidia and AMD, and it is far more likely that it will be the next generation AMD flagship that will be liquid Asetek cooled right out of the box. There is also a possibility for an additional option for the customer like it was with the AIO bundled CPU’s. We will keep you updated on this matter as more news emerges.
This is a huge contract for the Danish company. Founded in the year 2000, Asetek has had a long history of providing OEM cooling solutions to manufacturers and is the current world leading supplier for everything from home PC’s to Data Centers with over 1.8 million units in use worldwide. This new deal should lay a solid concrete foundation in Asetek’s future for quite some time to come and help it move further along in the GPU section of the market.