About Us

Performance. precision. passion. 

Asetek brings innovation & simplicity to a fragmented market

Technical, mechanical and electronic expertise

As the global leader in liquid cooling solutions for high performance gaming and enthusiasts PCs, and environmentally aware data centers, we innovate. Since our inception, we have used the three branches of expertise to define, develop and manufacture liquid cooling products.

And now, we are utilizing our core technical, mechanical, electronic, software capabilities to expand into SimSports, by developing a complete state-of-the-art product offering made simple and affordable.

20 years of innovation

Twenty plus years ago, we took the market by storm by innovating a new approach to overcoming the performance limitations caused by processors running red hot. And, we continue to invent today. Premier thermal solutions from Asetek have been cooling processors around the globe with more than 8 million coolers in the marketplace, as of early 2021.

Our AIO liquid coolers can be found in high-end gaming PC’s and official eSports tournament machines. They are sought-after by enthusiasts for their reliable operation, ease-of-use and pervasive PC cooling. And, our liquid cooling technology is installed in some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Whether researching next-gen pump designs or new fluid types, or optimizing radiator or cold plate designs, we innovate so that users can enjoy high performance cooling for gaming and professional applications.

Bringing tried and tested simplicity to a new market

As we did with liquid cooling in the early 2000s, Asetek is developing a complete SimSports product offering, made simple and affordable. We plan to offer a premium plug-and-play system, incorporating hardware and integrating software, which the end user can use right out of the box.

SimSports products are typically purchased by DIY and Enthusiast PC customers building their own systems or buying tailor made PCs. The complementary nature of the additional market, products and end-users provides a unique opportunity for Asetek as we expand into SimSports. We’re bringing our R&D and manufacturing aptitude and passion for excellence as we define, develop and manufacture premium and plug-and-play products to the SimSports market.

Asetek is a real, Danish, garage to stock exchange story

Our founder, André Sloth Eriksen, saw an opportunity to beat his gamer friends at their game by attaching a compressor from a fridge to the CPU in his computer. And from this, the VapoChill was born, a phase change cooler that offered the ultimate in performance at the time and broke numerous overclocking world records.  VapoChill was the dream of any PC Hardware Enthusiast, and to this day is still remembered as one of the true greats of PC Hardware.

Around 2007, our all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooling innovations enabled high-performance PC and workstation OEM partners to provide the industry with better performing prebuilt PCs. We work with most of the big names in PC and gaming hardware (read more on Asetek.com). Recognizing that our technology is ideally suited for DIY gaming and enthusiast cooling solutions, we began manufacturing AIO liquid coolers for our DIY OEM partners, starting in 2009, and soon, most of the DIY suppliers were on board.

We then expanded our focus to the data center market, introducing a range of liquid cooling solutions to increase performance, density and energy efficiency in data centers. By November 2018, our Direct-to-Chip (D2C) liquid cooling technology was cooling thirteen installations on the TOP500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world, with three of the installations in the TOP20, including the fastest supercomputers in Taiwan and Japan.

basement to stock exchange

Early images of André in his parents’ garage in Brønderslev. Yes, that is an Ø, and if you’re not Danish, don’t try pronouncing it (give up, Norwegians, you sound funny). Asetek is a combination of André’s initials ASE and TEK, and has nothing to do with the Viking ASE – Aesir gods. Although we share the same ambition as the Aesir – benevolent world domination. 

Watch a short documentary about André and the history of Asetek

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