Cambridge Nanotherm Ltd

Cambridge Nanotherm Ltd

Cambridge Nanotherm’s substrates for LED applications and high powered electronics provide the industry’s best thermal performance/price ratio available today.

Telephone: +44 (0)1440 765 520
Address: Homefield Road, Haverhill
Postcode: CB9 8QP
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 6-20 (£250+VAT pa)

A patented process creates a super-thin Nanoceramic layer on the surface of aluminium to form a dielectric with extremely high thermal conductivity. This Nanoceramic can be applied as thin as 3µm – many times thinner than conventional dielectrics. The combination of the thinnest dielectric layer in the industry with the highest thermal conductivity yields the lowest thermal resistance of any Metal Clad PCB material.

Nanotherm LC is used by LED manufacturers to reduce costs, improve lifetime and increase the brightness of their products. Nanotherm DM is a direct replacement for expensive aluminium nitride, achieving similar thermal performance while retaining the robustness and ease of processing of an insulated metal substrate.

Cambridge Nanotherm was established in 2010 with a high-volume manufacturing plant based in Haverhill, Suffolk. 


uses aluminium foil, one of the most flexible conductive materials available, converted into Nano-Ceramic Aluminium (NCA).

High Thermal Performance Flexible Substrates

Aluminium foil is one of the most flexible conductive materials available, and it has the usual benefits of aluminum – light weight, high thermal conductivity, and one of the highest electrical conductivities available.

MCPCBs for Luminaires

With a comparable thermal profile to expensive ceramic PCBs our Nanotherm MCPCBs offer the highest performing MCPCB substrate in the industry.

LED Packaging Substrates

NANOTHERM-DM (Direct Metal) nano-ceramic substrates provide a similar thermal profile to AIN but a price point comparable to standard MCPCB substrates.

LED Chip on Board (LED COB) Substrates

Solid aluminium coated with our patented nano-ceramic substrate acts as a powerful yet cost effective thermal management solution for LED COB manufacturers.

Cambridge Nanotherm partners with Inabata for global sales and distribution

Cambridge Nanotherm, producer of innovative Nanoceramic thermal management technology for LEDs and electronics, today announces a partnership with Japanese sales and distribution giant Inabata. The partnership adds a global sales and distribution arm to the UK-based company.

21 June 2017Read in full

Cambridge Nanotherm expands manufacturing capability to enable a new generation of LEDs

Cambridge Nanotherm expands its manufacturing base for thermally-efficient MCPCBs to meet new customer requirements and volume demand, with further enhancements of the manufacturing process to follow.

3 November 2016Read in full

Nanotherm launches 100um through-hole via technology for LED packaging applications

Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of innovative Nanoceramic thermal management technology for LEDs, has launched ‘Nanotherm DMTH' - a double-sided substrate interconnected by laser drilled 100um through-hole vias. The technology development enhances Nanotherm DM’s position as the leading substrate choice for high-brightness LED packaging applications.

5 August 2016Read in full

Jed Dorsheimer

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints LED expert Jed Dorsheimer to board of directors

Cambridge Nanotherm, producer of innovative nanoceramic thermal management technology, today announces the appointment of solid-state lighting expert Jed Dorsheimer to the company’s board of directors.

11 April 2016Read in full

Cambridge Nanotherm presents at Strategies in Light, Santa Clara

Dr Giles Humpston, Applications Engineer at Cambridge Nanotherm, will outline how Nanoceramics can enhance thermal performance whilst reducing the cost of LED subsystems at the Strategies in Light show next month.

10 February 2016Read in full

Elektra Awards LED product of the year winner

Nanotherm scoops Elektra ‘LED product of the year’ award

Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of innovative thermal management technology, has won the “LED Lighting Product of the Year” award at the 2015 Elektra Awards for its ‘Nanotherm DM’ product. The industry’s largest technology and business awards, the Elektras is in its 13th year of celebrating the best the electronics industry has achieved.

26 November 2015Read in full

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Erwin Wolf as CEO

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints industry heavy hitter, Erwin Wolf, as CEO

Cambridge Nanotherm, producer of innovative nanoceramic thermal management technology, announces the appointment of LED industry expert and entrepreneur Erwin Wolf as its new CEO.

14 September 2015Read in full

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Cambridge Nanotherm makes the finals of the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of innovative nanoceramic thermal management technology, has been named as a finalist in the R&D 100 Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars of Invention”. Since 1963 the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market.

12 August 2015Read in full

Howard Ford

Cambridge Nanotherm appoints Howard Ford as Chairman

Tech veteran Howard Ford has been appointed to help guide Cambridge Nanotherm’s international expansion.

19 May 2015Read in full


Tests show Nanotherm substrates running up to 47°C cooler than competing solutions

Tests by The LIA Laboratories show Cambridge Nanotherm’s solution offered best-in-class thermal management solution for LEDs across comparative products tested at the same time. “The proof is in the pudding,” says Ralph Weir, CEO. “We not only run cooler but can deliver significant BOM savings to LED manufacturers.”

20 March 2015Read in full

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