The installation of components in a row-wise arrangement on a printed circuit board (PCB) is a common occurrence in current switch design. However, with the increasing power dissipation of such components the use of heat sinks becomes necessary. Techniques are presented herein that support a new heat sink fixture design which handles components that are installed in a row. Aspects of the presented techniques consume a minimal amount of PCB area, support the use of a phase-change material (PCM), and are circuit trace friendly.

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