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Phononic Honored By CNBC For Innovations That Revolutionize Industries and The Way We Live

May 15, 2019 GMT

DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2019--

Phononic, a global leader in solid-state cooling and heating technology, was today announced as a 2019 “CNBC Disruptor 50” honoree for its work disrupting industries worldwide with sustainable, compressor-free solutions. Its Co-Founder and CEO, Dr. Tony Atti, will be interviewed later today on “ Power Lunch ” in recognition of the company’s drive to unlock the potential of multiple mass market industries simultaneously via its evolution to a scalable semiconductor platform.


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The company invites market leaders, industrial designers and engineers to rethink traditional methods of cooling and heating now being used in modern applications across multiple industries – displacing 100+ year-old compressor-based incumbents with solid-state thermoelectric technology. Phononic’s cooling approach integrates the phases of pumping heat, moving heat, and controlling heat to create a powerful thermoelectric system that is flexible, sustainable and commercially viable. The compact footprint of the Phononic Thermal Engine™ allows for a greater degree of design flexibility at the system level, allowing for the creation of product form factors and features that enable designers and engineers to solve their toughest thermal challenges.

Working off a scalable semiconductor cooling capability, Phononic has developed innovative and sustainable cooling and heating solutions that drive 5G adoption by protecting sophisticated fiber optics; safeguard drugs and vaccines through the first ENERGY STAR™-certified solid-state refrigerator; deliver first-of-their kind merchandising solutions for retail food and beverage; and power sustainable solutions for air conditioning to address the most critical environmental challenge of our time.


“Phononic’s solid-state cooling and heating technology is disrupting all industries where compressors currently play and those where they can’t, and we’re empowering innovators globally to rethink solutions to the world’s toughest thermal challenges,” said Dr. Atti. “For us, designing with Phononic is a philosophy and a call for collaboration. We’re partnering with companies to design and co-create new or existing products with solid-state solutions – enabling infinite potential applications and ultimately creating a massive shift in how the modern world cools, heats and lives.”

Consistent with this design philosophy, Phononic today announced its exclusive design collaboration with Bryte Labs, the sleep technology company, to vastly improve sleep quality via embedded cooling and heating zones in the world’s most intelligent sleep platform, the BRYTE Bed.

“Our mission at Bryte Labs is to reimagine sleep by combining sleep science, artificial intelligence, and a dynamic sensory experience, of which a major part of that is temperature,” said John Tompane, Co-Founder and CEO of Bryte Labs. “We were looking for a solution, worthy of our leading technology, that could be seamlessly embedded into our sleep platform, and we found that Phononic’s solid-state thermoelectric technology was the most innovative solution to cool and heat the BRYTE Bed.”

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About Phononic
Phononic is innovating semiconductor chips that reimagine cooling and heating in ways never thought possible. Its breakthrough solid-state technology is transforming industries and creating new markets with innovative and sustainable solutions that disrupt antiquated business models and incumbent technologies. This includes changing the way we cool telecommunications driving the 5G revolution; safeguarding drugs and highly-sensitive pharmaceuticals in labs and hospitals; transporting and merchandising foods and beverages; and building innovative microclimate environments for the home or office. Phononic is the critical element of innovation needed to radically change what it means to be efficient, effective and sustainable, enabling solutions that combat global warming and use up to 40 percent less energy. Just as LEDs displaced the lightbulb, Phononic’s Thermal Engine™ and integrated systems design are rendering compressors and other traditional technologies obsolete — allowing designers, engineers and industry leaders to reimagine products that cool and heat. For more information visit  www.phononic.com  or follow us on Twitter @Phononic_Inc.

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