Noctua has not been sitting idle, which became apparent at Computex 2013. The company showed of a bunch of new products, along with some old but improved ones.
Adding to the popular A-series fans, Noctua is releasing 200 mm, 92 mm, and 80 mm models that will allows builders more flexibility, when putting together new systems. The fans will have known features, such as Flow Acceleration Channels, AAO frames, and SSO2 bearings. Noctua also revealed new ruggedized industrial models that will borrow many features from the A-series. These fans have a fiber-glass reinforced polyamide construction and a new 3-phase motor design with six poles that insures lower vibrations, reduced power consumption, and a smoother running fan.
For all the builders on a budget, Noctua wants to have you covered as well. The new series of fans, currently called Project Redux, are based on the popular NF-S12B and NF-P14, and will be released in Q4 2013. The series will come in more accessibly priced packages, and though they won't be at the same level technically as the fans mentioned above, they are sure to live up to Noctua's high standards.
Noctua has also been developing a new heatsink base plate that will improve heat spreading to all the heat pipes. The base will use a new, state-of-the-art hot pressing technology to make a diamond-copper composite insert. This new composite has a thermal conductivity of about 500 W/mk, which is 25 percent higher than pure copper. The company also revealed more information about its work with ANC fans. This technology will allow for quieter running fans without sacrificing RPMs. The technology is still not ready for mass production, but Noctua is hoping to release fans with the technology in Q2/Q3 2014.