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Yes, the DoD formally adopted ANSI/S20.20-2014 on 4 June 2015. Please refer to the official announcement on the ESDA site HERE. For more information on recent changes made to S20.20, see the JAN/FEB edition of the ESDA’s Threshold – Significant Changes Made From the 2007 Version To The 2014 Version Of ANSI/ESD S20.20 To download a…

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The recent InCompliance article Achieving Perfect ESD Audits for S20.20 ESD Control Programs discusses the ESD Control Plan of General Dynamics Mission Systems facility in Bloomington, MN ESD Control Plan and their ongoing effort to manage the program.  The article outlines the program as follows: ESD Training Program Recurrent ESD Auditing Program Changes Made to…

Read more Perfect ESD Audits – How General Dynamics Mission Systems facility in Bloomington, MN Does It

Earlier this month IBM announced that they “have created a “test” chip with transistors 7 nanometers thick.” See the full story HERE This direction is consistent with the ESD Association’s (www.esda.org) white paper Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Technology Roadmap – Revised March 2013 which forecasts increased ESD sensitivities stating: “Also, RF circuit operations will continue to…

Read more IBM Reports Advance in Shrinking Chip Circuitry

Question: 1) In the scope, 200 volts CDM & 35 volts on isolated conductors are added. What is the intention to add them? Why are both of them determined on the value of 200 volts and 35 volts, respectively?  Question: 2) As defined in clause 8.3.1, “If the field measured on the process required insulator…

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Desco’s CA1 location is in Chino, CA.  Our manufacturing capabilities at CA1 include injection molding, brass and stainless machining, RF sealing, surface mount electronics, through hole electronics, and other bench top assembly projects. These capabilities are used to make wrist straps, grounding cords, workstation monitors, ionizers, testers, sheet protectors, and other products offered through the…

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Stop by the Desco Industries Inc booth to see new products including our: Class 1000 Cleanroom Packaged ESD Items Stat-A-Rest Foot Grounders MagSnap 360 Wrist Straps Kasuga ESD Products GyroStat Turntable SmartLog Pro and other products. The exhibitions area is open Tue 2/24 – 10AM to 6PM, Wed 2/25 – 10AM to 6PM,and Thur 2/26…

Read more Visit Desco at the IPC Apex Expo in San Diego, CA – February 24-26 Booth#318