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EOS/ESD Association, Inc.

Founded in 1982, EOS/ESD Association, Inc. is a not for profit, professional organization, dedicated to education and furthering the technology Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control and prevention. EOS/ESD Association, Inc. sponsors educational programs, develops ESD control and measurement standards, holds international technical symposiums, workshops, tutorials, and foster the exchange of technical information among its members and others.

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ESD Challenges in 2.5D/3D Integration

2.5D/3D integration is an Integrated Circuit (IC) packaging technique that allows the combination of dies of the same or different technologies in the same IC package.

A Look Into Generator Waveforms: Do They Meet the IEC 61000-4-2 Waveform Specification?

This article explores the waveform specifications called out in the IEC 61000-4-2 standard.

The Transistor: An Indispensable ESD Protection Device – Part 1

Nowadays in the semiconductors industry, the bipolar transistor is massively used for various functions in modern integrated circuits (ICs) products.

The Many Aspects of Semiconductor Reliability with Impact on ESD Design

Reliability issues need to be continuously addressed during technology development as technologies further advance into novel transistor structures such as FinFETs and Multi-gate devices.

Commercial Versus Automotive ESD Integrated Circuit Qualification: Part 2

This is Part 2 of an article describing the difference between the electrostatic discharge (ESD) qualification requirements for automotive and standard commercial integrated circuits.
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Commercial Versus Automotive ESD Integrated Circuit Qualification, Part 1

Integrated circuits intended for automotive applications have higher electrostatic discharge (ESD) qualification requirements than those intended for commercial and consumer electronics.

Industry Council’s Latch‑up Survey

This article provides a high-level overview of the Industry Council paper “Survey on Latch‑up Testing Practices and Recommendations for Improvements,” which describes the full analysis of the collected responses and lays a path for potential adaptations needed to accommodate its use in future technologies and applications.

Challenges of Designing System-Level ESD Protection at the IC-Level

There is often confusion about the interaction between IC-level component ESD protection and the appropriately required system-level ESD protection strategy.

Latch-up Electronic Design Automation Checks

This article introduces typical latch-up verification techniques to detect and prevent latch-up. These techniques rely on electronic design automation (EDA) tools to deliver the coverage necessary to identify and eliminate latch-up risks. 

ESD in Joe’s Garage

When handling ESD-sensitive components, we must protect them from ESD damage.
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