ESD Damage

Posted by Carl Newberg, Ted Dangelmayer and Terry Welsher Current, not voltage, causes ESD damage to electronic devices, circuit boards and assemblies Common items used in electrostatic discharge (ESD) protected work areas (EPA) are plastic totes, trays and boxes. In most cases, these are viewed as commodity items with very little thought or engineering put…

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ESD damage is not always visible to the naked eye. ESD damage to electronic components can be: • Catastrophic Failures • Latent Defects Catastrophic failure causes a failure in an ESD sensitive item that is permanent. The ESD event may have caused a metal melt, junction breakdown or oxide failure. Normal inspection is able to detect a catastrophic…

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With most companies pressured by global competition, effective ESD control can be a key to improving productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction. It is a pity that many companies buy ESD protective products or equipment and then misuse them, often causing more harm than good. Learn more

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The ESDA Northeast Regional Tutorial Program May 6-8, 2014 Teradyne Conference Center 600 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, MA Class 0 Devices & Boards – ESD Controls and Auditing Measurements ESD Standards Overview for the Program Manager Packaging Principles for the Program Manager Ionization Issues and Answers for the Program Manager Flooring Selection: Uncovering Maintenance, Ownership…

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ESD Basics for the Program Manager Cleanroom Considerations for the Program Manager Ionization Issues and Answers for the Program Manager March 11-12, 2014 Conference Center, COEX, 159, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea Make sure you have people with the right knowledge to maintain your ESD control program at the highest level. Learn from top…

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March 4-5, 2014 3M innovation Center Austin TX Fundamental handling practices to reduce the risk of ESD damage Installing the most basic ESD control program (ESD control on a shoestring budget) Simplified measurements to ensure that an ESD control program is working and a review of best practices used by major companies today Auditing an…

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Damage visible using Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) after significant enhancement by delayering and etch enhancement. Used with permission of Hi-Rel Laboratories, Inc. Spokane WA 99217 – http://www.hrlabs.com Photo of ESD arcing from finger to component. This is not a computer simulation. Technician was connected to a small magneto. This is not HBM-ESD. Extensive damage on…

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The Made by Monkeys blog on the Design News website recently posted an article called ZAP! Another ESD Casualty about an electrical engineer’s experiences with electrostatic discharge (ESD). The article offers a perspective on ESD control from “then” compared to now. Not much has changed. ESD is a natural occurring event that can damage ESD…

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