A Look at the New ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-002 CDM Test Standard

Charged device model (CDM) ESD is considered today to be the primary real world ESD model for representing ESD charging and rapid discharge and is the best representation of what can occur in automated handling equipment used in manufacturing and assembly of integrated circuits (IC) today.
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2016 IEW Call for Papers

The IEW will include invited seminars, technical sessions, special interest groups (SIGs), discussion groups, and invited speakers. The IEW especially invites submission of late-breaking exciting new research to stimulate discussion and interaction around new ideas, encouraging new research topics. To maintain the unique IEW experience and provide ample opportunity for informal discussions, the 2016 IEW workshop presentation format for Technical sessions will begin with each author presenting a brief summary to highlight key findings, followed by an interactive poster-based discussion session among authors and attendees. The IEW is closely aligned with the EOS/ESD Symposium for collaborative conference activities.

Are Standards Still Important? Even More So in the Global Economy

Standards are increasingly important in our modern global economy – supply chains can be dizzyingly complex, and implementing the economic theory of comparative advantage has been more and more possible as the relative cost of transportation has declined over the years. Since the 1890s, the United States has been the world’s top manufacturing country. The world continues to change. Recently it was reported that China surpassed Japan as the second largest economy, and it is estimated that China will soon surpass the United States.