The max clips are a high-performance and low-cost thermal solution for discrete power semiconductors. These thermal systems combine the specialized extruded max clip heat sinks with Aavid max clips for optimized thermal contact. The max clips systems eliminate the need for mounting holes, screws, or rivets while optimizing the contact and thermal efficiency of the heat sink. These systems apply consistent and uniform pressure at the center of the semiconductor, improving contact with the heat sink for better thermal performance and reliability. The max clips are designed to accommodate a variety of semiconductor packages, including TO-220, TO-218, TO-247, and TO-3P. These Aavid systems also accommodate packages without mounting holes like TO-262, TO-273, TO-274, and TO-251. The max clips are quick, robust attachments that are labor and hardware costs saving options while increasing design flexibility.