Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can occur when static charge is released, in the form of electrical current, into a sensitive (ESDS) device. If the charge exceeds the specified threshold of the device, it can cause immediate or latent damage. ESD can also generate electromagnetic interference (EMI) that can cause logic resets and corrupt data communications. Even with the implementation of antistatic bracelets, booties, ionizers, etc. the ESD problem continues to grow. Careful attention is now being given to the role of induced charges from process-required insulators in ESD Control Plans. Continue reading