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Device ESD Sensitivity Testing

December 11th, 2019 No comments


Semiconductor devices are susceptible to static discharges to varying degrees. These devices have been becoming more sensitive to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) since the mid 1990’s. The ESD Association (ESDA) has published a Roadmap for semiconductor devices. Figure 1 shows the ESD sensitivity trend for Human Body Model (HBM) sensitive devices. The ESDA roadmap also contains trends for Charged Device Model (CDM). Read more…