Latent Defects

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

Originally Published by InCompliance Magazine- September 2012 Now is the Time for ESD Control Programs to be Improved ““Factory ESD control is expected to play an ever-increasing critical role as the industry is flooded with even more HBM (Human Body Model) and CDM (Charged Device Model) sensitive designs.”” “By Fred Tenzer and Gene Felder” ElectroStatic Discharge…

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