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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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Controlling Static Electricity: A 50-Year History

Our knowledge of ESD and how to control it has grown significantly over the past 50 years. This article maps the history of that journey.

What Exactly is ESD for 3D ICs?

The EOS/ESD Association is addressing the various vectors of development needed to support 3D packaging ESD integration and manufacturing ESD control.

Advances in CMOS Technologies Leading to Lower CDM Target Levels

Can you continue aiming for typical CDM protection levels? Introduction The ESD Design Window (ESD-DW) has...

Evolution of Charged Device Model ESD Target Requirements

Historical Background  CDM is an important model for ESD qualification. The well-known CDM refers to...

ESD Issues for Flat Panel Displays

As innovation comes from many sources, it is difficult to predict or accurately forecast future display technology development. Curved and flexible displays were introduced as the most innovative display technology achievement along with OLEDs in the last 10 years.
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Factors Involving ESD Protection Cell Design Selections

How is the proper ESD Protection Cell chosen for a particular design application?

Those Semiconductor Datasheet Absolute Maximum Ratings (AMR) are Critical

The purpose of AMR is to warn “customers” who use the semiconductor product that there are physical limits that must not be violated if reliability is to be preserved.

FinFETs and Their Impact on ESD Protection Design

This article reviews some of the ESD protection design challenges when designing in a FinFET technology and give an outlook on the successors of FinFET.

Even Optical Communication Needs ESD Protection

Optical communication can dramatically increase the bandwidth between servers while reducing complexity, power consumption, and cost.

Newly Released ESD Standards

In the past six months, EOS/ESD Association, Inc. released eight new or revised documents on electrical overstress (EOS), grounding, packaging materials, seating (chairs), footwear, hand tools, gloves, and human metal model.
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